Study Abroad

How many enologists does it take to screw in an airlock? – Quentin in Italy

Each semester, one student from each HECUA program abroad takes on the role of student blogger, sending regular dispatches from the field. Quentin Ikuta will be HECUA’s student blogger for our Sustainable Agriculture, Food, and Justice in Italy program this fall semester. Quentin is a University of Minnesota – Twin Cities student majoring in Applied Economics and […] Read More »

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Life in the castle – student blogger Quentin in Italy

Next, a little about the HECUA program itself. I don’t want to make anyone cry of jealousy, but we are living at a castle on a vineyard in Tuscany, drinking wine every day from the vineyard where we live and cooking delicious Italian cuisine, with locally grown ingredients. We typically have class every weekday but Thursday, which we save for a visit to local farms and vineyards. Read More »

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A Fancier French Fry – More from Italy blogger Cat

I remember in sharp clarity the person I was three and a half months ago, and I’ll be honest; she’s not that different from the person I am today, even now that I’ve nearly finished studied abroad. Read More »

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Phone free in France – Italy student blogger Cat Braza

The first day of our fall break—which marked the halfway point in our semester abroad—a millennial’s worst nightmare happened: I left my phone on the bus. Read More »

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Introducing Italy student blogger – Cat Braza

Indeed, one of the things I love most about Montespertoli, the little town where I study, is its Piazza del Popolo and how integral it is to life here. When the golden evening sunlight spills in, kids are chasing each other on little bikes and fighting each other with plastic swords and speaking in high-pitched Italian. Read More »

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Bringing in the harvest – Cat’s Story

Catherine "Cat" Braza is HECUA's student blogger for the Fall Semester of our Sustainable Food, Agriculture and Justice program. Cat is a junior at Colorado College, in Colorado Springs. She's majoring in Environmental Science, with a double minor in Music and Studio Art. Read More »

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