Author Archives: Mariana Franzetti

Web summit – Champlain Meets the Tech World

Earlier this month I had the fantastic opportunity to attend Dublin’s Web Summit. Nearly two weeks later and I am still taking it in: new friends and potential business contacts, amazing speeches and panels, after parties, and more. The aftermath is still occurring as I haven’t come down from the high yet. But how did […]

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What To Do If You Are Stranded

During Fall or Spring break at Champlain Abroad, students have 10 days to explore the continent and immerse themselves in European culture. Some students chose to stay in Ireland, going through the beautiful countrysides and seeing castles. Others decided to go to the beaches of Southern France. I decided I wanted to spend my week-long vacation in Prague, Czech Republic and […]

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Tips and Tricks to deal with Homesickness

When you travel somewhere else – like sleeping over at a friends house or sleep away camp, you know you are in for a fun time! It can be exciting to get away from home, learning new things, and spending time with friends! Study abroad is a fantastic experience to do all of that and […]

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What Does Studying Abroad Say About You?

Seriously, what does it say? Going abroad can be a major game-changing life decision, comparable to picking a partner, a career path, or any other altering choice. I am already beginning to realize how I’ve changed in my short time at Champlain Abroad: Dublin. I was already very independent, but I have learned how to become […]

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Travel Tips: Study Abroad Dublin

Part of the allure of Champlain Abroad is the ability to travel throughout the world. By going to the Champlain Dublin program, I would have multiple weekends to take trips anywhere I wanted. These trips are independent of the college, although many faculty members are willing to be of assistance in making travel plans. This […]

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First Impressions of Studying Abroad in Dublin

I have been living in Dublin for close to a month now and can safely say coming here has been one of the best decisions I have made. I had previously traveled to Europe with my parents, but Champlain Abroad has been a different, more satisfying experience. While I have the dorm experience, sharing an […]

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