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Constance Richardson
Palo Alto, CA
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We continue to be amazed by the talented teachers who share their knowledge and craft with us. Students had the opportunity to do more of a deep dive during two afternoons of working with a professional photographer named Gastone. The afternoons were the perfect combination of theory and practice; he... Continue reading
On a recent outing, we had the pleasure of visiting the city of Bologna, capital of the region of Emilia-Romagna and home to the oldest university in Europe (founded 1088). We visited the largest piazza in the city, Piazza Maggiore, where we admired the Statua di Nettuno as well as... Continue reading
Students were treated to a totally unique afternoon when we visited the well-known Kite Association in Ferrara, known as the Gruppo Aquilonisti Vulandra. The group is housed in a former girls' school, giving them access to several very large workrooms. The kites hanging from the walls and ceilings were full... Continue reading
One of the many highlights of our time in Italy was our trip to Venice. We took the train, which was a first, since we usually travel by bus. After learning the ins and outs of validating our tickets, we enjoyed the relaxing ride. On the steps outside the train... Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2015 at High School Summer Abroad Blog | CIEE
Ciao, Teresa, Is Holly joining us tonight? I havent heard from her. Constance Constance Richardson Teacher of Spanish Italian World Languages Castilleja School Women Learning, Women Leading
Italy continues to astound. Our three-day excursion was filled with history, art, science, and nature. Traveling by bus allowed us to enjoy the changing countryside as we drove to Ravenna, a city which is home to eight UNESCO World Heritage sights. We enjoyed an excellent guided walking tour of the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 26, 2015 at High School Summer Abroad Blog | CIEE
We continue to explore and enjoy this amazing city. Several students heard about and registered for a 5K race in Ferrara last week. The four intrepid runners representing CIEE were Jeffrey Basta, Cassidy Bergeron, Matthew Owens, and Katie Abesadze. The were determined athletes.....the race began at the Estense Castle at... Continue reading
Posted Jun 21, 2015 at High School Summer Abroad Blog | CIEE
Exploring Ferrara Sunday was the perfect day to bike along the ancient walls that surround the city of Ferrara. Ferrara is one of only three cities in Europe to have the walls surrounding the city entirely intact. A small group decided to walk the route, stopping to smell the flowers... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2015 at High School Summer Abroad Blog | CIEE
We've had an amazing day and a half! The first photo is of the little bag of cornmeal cookies waiting for each of us in our hotel rooms :) Once we settled in, we began to explore the city on foot with our excellent guide, Emmanuela, although almost everyone else... Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2015 at High School Summer Abroad Blog | CIEE
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May 27, 2015