By: Michael Malich   Living in Florence, I have been introduced to an entirely new world, new language and new forms of communication, and I am so fortunate to have been given the opportunity to experience this. Florence has been my home for almost three months now and I have learned so much already, especially

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Tips from Gonzaga’s Director of Study Abroad, Richard Menard In a few weeks, students will be traveling home for Christmas break.  Some students, a few weeks later, will board a plane and travel even further away to their new home for the semester in a foreign country. While the idea of living abroad for a

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By: Betsy McAlister Preparing your son or daughter to study abroad is an exciting time. Vicariously, you get to imagine places they will visit, ponder how classes in a foreign country will be taught and think about practical items such as how will they eat and get around campus. You probably will have many discussions

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    Study Abroad at Gonzaga University has been a tradition  since a pair of Jesuits created the Gonzaga in Florence Program 55 years ago.  While almost 50% of the student population is studying abroad by the time they graduate, 50% of student aren’t studying abroad for a variety of reasons.  Study abroad offers students

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Fall Family Weekend was the weekend of October 7-9.  This was a great time to visit Gonzaga University and see the leaves change, but many parents were visiting Gonzaga because their students applied and had been accepted to study abroad this spring.  This weekend marks only the 2nd semester that the Study Abroad Office has

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Ciao from Firenze! Paige LaFlamme This first month has truly been life-changing. For our first weekend in Italy the entire Gonzaga-in-Florence program took a weekend trip to Rome for our opening tour. Yes, 160 college students piled into three buses and then two hotels to tour for three jam-packed days of history, exploration, and discovery.

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I have been fortunate to study abroad twice during my time at Gonzaga – once in Zambezi, Western Zambia, and once in Florence, Italy. Although these opportunities were extremely different, in length and in experience, both Zambia and Italy taught me so many things outside of the classroom that have been instrumental in my education

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By: Richard Menard You and your student have both put forth a great deal of time and energy to prepare for life in college. Your student has decided to come to Gonzaga University and you are extremely proud of them, but maybe a little nervous, too. As part of the college experience you may hear

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By Matt Baray As the first month of our study abroad experience comes to an end, it has continued to be an incredibly impactful and humbling experience. Not only has our first four weeks in Italy allowed us to have some amazing experiences, but it has also challenged us to grow in ways we never

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Paige LaFlamme This first month has truly been life-changing. For our first weekend in Italy the entire Gonzaga-in-Florence program took a weekend trip to Rome for our opening tour. Yes, 160 college students piled into three buses and then two hotels to tour for three jam-packed days of history, exploration, and discovery. Day one: The

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