Monthly Archives: December 2009

New Year’s Eve, Day a Break from Hectic Pace

Howard W. Hewitt – It’s 7 p.m. New Year’s Eve in Florence, Italy, and students are reporting in from day trips to Pisa to see the leaning tower and simple walks around town. Needless to say, they’re headed back out … Continue reading

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A Day Off in the Tuscan Countryside

Howard W. Hewitt – San Casciano, Tuscany, Italy – New Year’s Eve and Day are days off for Bill Cook’s Florence immersion learning trip. We had guys talking about excursions to Venice and Pisa, but won’t be sure until Saturday … Continue reading

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Good Nature, Famous Burial Plots, and Gelato

Howard W. Hewitt – The first full day in Florence, and a side trip to Prato, gave the students their first taste of the great depths of the art and culture of this city. The day was long, incredibly educational, … Continue reading

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The Culture Importance to Immersion Learning

Colin Ridenour ’10 – After a night of recovery from jetlag, our group began our first day Wednesday by traveling to Prato. We thought we were finally done traveling, but at 8:45AM we boarded a train and headed to Prato. Luckily our … Continue reading

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Singfield ’11: Italy an Amazing Experience

Deonte Singfield ’11 – Wow! This trip has been sweet so far. The flight over was long and intense, but completely worth it upon arrival. Wednesday was our first day out touring in Florence and Prato. The amazing architecture and … Continue reading

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It’s Great Traveling With Bill Cook

Howard W. Hewitt – This ‘postcard from Italy’ will be a daily update on Bill Cook’s immersion learning class from a little different perspective. Each day I’m going to look for moments which make these Wabash trips something really special. … Continue reading

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Finally – Group Arrives in Florence After Long Journey

Howard W. Hewitt – A long, three-legged trip to Florence, Italy, got a little longer Monday/Tuesday! After enduring the eight-hour Washington D.C to Munich, Germany, flight late Monday night, Bill Cook’s immersion learning group had its arrival in Florence delayed … Continue reading

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