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Studiare Day 10

Today my classmates and I started our group facilitations. Each group was assigned a book to read and then create a group field trip and activity to go with it. My group read A Thousand Splendid Suns about women in … Continue reading

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Studiare Day 9

Monday had us back in class, but class here often means a field trip, so we headed to Refugee ScART. I wish I could properly convey how amazing this place is. It was started by a woman (with a Ph.D. … Continue reading

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Studiare Days 7 and 8

Oy! I don’t have enough time to tell you about everything that happened this weekend. I’ll try to hit the highlights. In the morning, I took a train to Orvieto, a small hillside town about an hour north of Rome. … Continue reading

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Studiare Day 6

Friday morning we all looked like zombies. We were tired and hot, and news of the shootings back home didn’t help. Our class session in the morning was only a few hours. Then we were basically let free for the … Continue reading

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Studiare Day 5

I’ve taken enough trips to Italy now that I’ve got a system down for getting over jetlag. What I haven’t quite figured out is how to get my body to adjust faster to the Italian custom of drinking coffee every … Continue reading

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Studiare Day 4

Wednesday brought several great experiences. In the morning, we had class and more great discussions, but our plans for the afternoon had to change last minute. We had planned to visit a particular place called Refugee ScART, where refugees are … Continue reading

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Studiare Day 3

Tuesday morning we had a regular class. Our discussions about reaching students who are culturally and linguistically diverse are so rich that I fear we talk so much our professor can’t get through half her lesson plan. In the afternoon, … Continue reading

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Studiare Day 1

Welcome to the first day of the 2016 Rome trip! Blog posts may be short and infrequent, but I’ll try to write a little. If for no other reason, then to let my dad know I’m still alive! Ciao, Papa! … Continue reading

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How to get tickets to the Pope’s General Audience

In this second in my series on helpful travel tips in Italy, I’m going to explain how to get tickets to see the Pope at his weekly General Audience. Before my trip, I had read conflicting advice on line. “It’s … Continue reading

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How to get a bus from Rome to Siena

During the Mi Piace, Mi Gusta tour of Italy and Spain, there were several times when I was trying to find information online and couldn’t get it, and I thought, “Someday I’m going to write a blog post about this … Continue reading

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