Monthly Archives: January 2010

Cook: Leading Immersion Group is Paying Back

Professor Bill Cook – I have probably been in Florence more than a hundred times since my first visit in 1961. It has never become routine, and I always try to visit some place I have not been or have … Continue reading

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Check Out Ross King Video Interview

Howard W. Hewitt (Jan. 11) – We’re back from Italy, after an exhausting day in Europe with flight delays due to snow in northern Europe. The vans arrived in front of the Chapel at 2 a.m. Saturday. The real reason … Continue reading

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Detailing the Final Morning in Florence

Long Cao ’11 – Our last day began with a visit to Santa Maria Novella, a Dominican church in  Florence. The church used to be the site for the Dominican school in the medieval time, where Dante studied philosophy. Upon arriving … Continue reading

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A Busy Morning, Free Afternoon Wraps Up Trip

Tommy Mambourg ’11 – This trip has been quite the adventure. Professor Bill Cook has an abundant amount of knowledge on Italy that cannot be expressed in words, let alone in a classroom. The amount of material we have covered in just … Continue reading

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On Wednesday, We Ate Like ‘Swine’

Howard W. Hewitt – And on the next-to-the-last full day in Italy, they feasted. I’ve never really known what a feast would look like until today. This was a day the guys were really looking forward to and Cook promised … Continue reading

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Visiting Italy Brings Reality to the Classroom

Nathan Kring ’10 – Arriving in Italy a few days before the group, I got to experience not only the beautiful city of Florence, but also conduct some research in Pompeii.  Professor Jeremy Hartnett and I have been working extensively … Continue reading

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Italy – The Second Time Around

Jerry Bowie ’04 – I mean, what can I say, it’s Italy folks! So today we ventured out of the hustle and bustle of downtown Florence for the quiet serenity of Machiavelli’s Villa, a quick 20-minute bus ride south of the … Continue reading

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