When in Rome…
Jun17

When in Rome…

Buona Sera miei amici, It is almost 6:00 pm here in Florence. I would first like to apologize again about my late posts to the blog. I was unaware of how much work I'd be doing, all crammed into a month! It's basically a semester's worth of material packed into 2 classes for 5 hours, 4 days a week. Talk about exhausting. So enough about work. This post will be dedicated to one of my trips through the LdM program. My first weekend...

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So much to do, so little time to write about it
Jun15

So much to do, so little time to write about it

Buon Giorno miei amici! I am terribly sorry that I've been MIA with my blog posts recently. Everything here has been wild and very hectic, so I'll try to tell you everything that's happened so far in this post. First I will talk about my friends. I live in an apartment on Via San Antonino with my roommates Pete and Joey, as well as a floor of girls above us that attend the same program we do. So far, we have all become the best of...

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The Start of Summer
May30

The Start of Summer

Hello, first let me take a second to introduce myself. My name is Trey Nicosia and I am from State College, PA, and recently completed my freshman year at Wagner. I am a member of the Seahawks' Baseball team and will be playing in a collegiate wood bat summer league in Rockford (IL) over the next few months. Throughout the course of this blog I hope to share my experiences both on-and-off the field. Memorial Day weekend is...

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Adventure by the Pacific
May30

Adventure by the Pacific

So this Memorial Day weekend, my family and I decided to take a short trip out to the coast of California to Monterey, California.  This was the second time that my family and I went to Monterey.  The last time we made a visit to Monterey was about two years ago, and we were excited to visit again! Monterey is famous for its beautiful scenery, fresh air, and relaxing atmosphere.  When you enter the city, you see a lot of people on...

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Vamonos a Peru!
May29

Vamonos a Peru!

This summer 3 Wagner students, 1 alumna, and 1 professor will be traveling to the colonial town of Huanchaco, on the north coast of Peru. Working with Museo Huacas de Moche and MOCHE Inc they will do some archaeology, some ethnography and some community service/development work. Follow the adventure!        

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Three Flights, Two Bags, One Amazing City
May26

Three Flights, Two Bags, One Amazing City

Buona Sera! Good evening from me writing at 7:00 pm over here in Florence. I would be lying if I said the trip was easy. Believe me it was stressful. But now, I'm finally in Italy for the first time ever! I am staying in a three bed room apartment with three other guys. The first guy I met was Jestin. He is incredibly friendly and chill, which is awesome. He came to Florence with his girlfriend, which I love because I think it's...

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Long way from home and flights but I am finally here in Cusco, Peru!

Hi I am Vanessa, I am now an upcoming junior, and I will be travelling to Cusco, Peru.  I wil be taking two spanish courses during my stay so I can improve on my spanish. It is sad leaving my friends and family but I am also very exciting to know what Cusco has to offer me. After a very long from Newark to Lima and then another flight to Cusco, I am finally here. The city is amazing and although for the first day I had a bit of...

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Goodbye NYC, Buon Giorno Firenze

Buon Giorno! My name is Erik Arntzen and I am a senior Arts Administration and Art History dual major at Wagner. For the next month, I will be posting on this blog to talk about my adventures and exploits traveling from New York to Florence. I will be taking two courses at the Lorenzo de Medici Institute, while taking some trips and tours to other cities in Italy. I promise to upload as many pictures as I can! Waking up today and...

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Goodbye Italy!
Mar19

Goodbye Italy!

Friends and Family, Our trip to Italy was a great success! Our knowledge of ancient cities is greatly increased...   Signed, Drs. Smith and Reynolds, Nicole, Jillian, Antonia, Michael, Nicole and Rory  ...

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Rome
Mar16

Rome

Buongiorno! We have arrived!  Rome is amazing.  So much to see and do and so little time. The train ride from Naples was quick and the Italian countryside was beautiful....

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Haiti day 5
Mar15
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Haiti day 4
Mar15
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Haiti Day 3
Mar15

Haiti Day 3

  Beach time    ...

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Update from Port au Prince

Since arriving in Port au Prince our journey has been hectic, moving and at times overwhelming, but all of the students will agree that it has already been an undeniably amazing experience.  We are staying on a compound operated by the Haitian American Caucus in the Michaud region of Croix des Bouquets.  We share the compound with about 20 students from Howard University in Washington D.C., a few interns, HAC staff, three dogs and an...

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Haiti trip day 1, day 2
Mar13

Haiti trip day 1, day 2

  Ready to take...

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Valley of the Temples
Mar12

Valley of the Temples

Day 1 We arrived in Italy yesterday after-noon from JFK to Palermo, Sicily. After our rooftop breakfast overlooking the beautiful capital we were on our way to explore the ancient Greek ruins in the Valley of the Temples. We met our tour guide Giovanna who led us through the ancient city along with the aid of our Professors Smith and Reynolds. It was an amazing experience to witness the catacombs and the temples of Juno, Zeus, and...

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Haiti Trip

  This trip is designed for us to help Haitian children  with education. English, French, and math are the main classes  that the Wagner students have the responsibility to teach. Also, the students are helping HAC , the Haitian American Caucus, building the first community bank of Michaud. an impoverished  area of Haiti. These photographs are of the first two days of our trip. You will see pictures of important monuments,...

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On the way to Italy

For those of you who are hearing about our EYH Rome trip for the first time see the course description below. Course Description: This trip is designed to be an integral part of HI 252: Ancient Mediterranean Cities, making both the Mediterranean and the extraordinary ancient sites in Italy come alive in your imagination. We will spend the first part of the semester studying the evolution of democracy, art and theater in ancient Greek...

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