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The winning team of our mini-tournament! The crew ready for a fun afternoon of beach-volleyball Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2016 at High School Summer Abroad Blog | CIEE
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Happy kids after building a kite! The happy bunch! Professionals showing off their skills! Eager and ready to build a kite! Seth, Seth, Seth! No you cannot throw a kite in the air as you fling pizza dough! Gabriella looks puzzled! To cut or not to cut! Can't I just... Continue reading
Posted Jun 28, 2016 at High School Summer Abroad Blog | CIEE
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Nice little square not far from Piazza della Signoria and Ponte Vecchio Ponte Vecchio, the only old bridge on the Arno. It also the only bridge that was blown up by the retreating Germans during WWII The fake "David" in Piazza della Signoria. The original statue was here till the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2016 at High School Summer Abroad Blog | CIEE
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The classroom is ready! The basic ingredients: eggs and flour! Artist at work!!!!! Alanis before adding the egg and having problems! Ethan has mastered "il nido" the net in the flour the egg. Alanis.....you are supposed to combine the flour and the eggs. the scattered dough method vs. the solid... Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2016 at High School Summer Abroad Blog | CIEE
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The new "in" thing, get your hair done while you wait for your ice-cream! Sad faces when they found out they couldn't actually make the ice-cream due to safety and health regulations! The most important moment: putting the "base" into the ice-cream maker. And voilà......you have milk chocolate ice-cream! Sorry,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2016 at High School Summer Abroad Blog | CIEE
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Passatelli in brodo!! Copie ferraresi!!! Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2016 at High School Summer Abroad Blog | CIEE
It's odd not to post any photos from the photography workshop, but what should I do? Take pictures of kids taking pictures? Or have a kid take picture of me taking a picture of another kid taking a picture? A bit surrealistic!!!! Continue reading
Posted Jun 21, 2016 at High School Summer Abroad Blog | CIEE
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A coffee maker for any size family? From the tiny 1-cup to the huge 18-cup "macchinetta del caffè" Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2016 at High School Summer Abroad Blog | CIEE
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I am not sure how this car got into this square, but it did. Will it ever get out? Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2016 at High School Summer Abroad Blog | CIEE
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Is Ethan trying to fly or is he emulating DiCaprio and Winslet in "Titanic"? San Marino! Holding on for dear life? Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2016 at High School Summer Abroad Blog | CIEE
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Ethan looks happy after 3 servings of lasagna and 2 steak servings!!! FEA (Future Engineers of America!) building a sphere from the water bottle seals! Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2016 at High School Summer Abroad Blog | CIEE
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Dante, one of Italy's greatest writers, was exiled from his native Florence. He died in Ravenna. The people of Florence pay for the oil for the lamp. Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2016 at High School Summer Abroad Blog | CIEE
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Before anyone say something unkind!!! Ravenna Aryan heritage refers to the followers of Arius, a 3rd century theologian who tried to understand and explain the relationship between God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. It does not refer to the 20th century use!! Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2016 at High School Summer Abroad Blog | CIEE
We are leaving shortly for the longest day-long trip. We are traveling to Ravenna today. Tomorrow we are traveling outside the borders of the Republic of Italy. We are traveling to the Serenissima Repubblica di San Marino. I'll post photos and updates when I can. Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2016 at High School Summer Abroad Blog | CIEE
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We took a nice trip on the Po di Volano to the Po di Primaro. This was our transportation: a restored 1964 vaporetto. It served various lines in Venice from its launch to its retirement in 1983. It's named after Nena, the most famous female ferryboat operator on the Po... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2016 at High School Summer Abroad Blog | CIEE
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\ 4 prosciutti di Parma, 3 prosciutti di San Daniele and a few assorted salami. Sorry, but I can't take picture of the smell! Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2016 at High School Summer Abroad Blog | CIEE
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Flour is supposed to be used on the tough and table, not on your pants! Our professional pizzaiolo (pizza maker) giving his approval! Preparing pizza with glasses, cheeks and foreheads! Must be a new trend! Waiting for the oven! Note to self!!!!!! Biting my tongue hurts! Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2016 at High School Summer Abroad Blog | CIEE
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Making new friends!! Lumaga, lumaghin, tira fora i tu curnin: un par me, un par ti, un par la veccia ad San Martin!!! Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2016 at High School Summer Abroad Blog | CIEE