Let’s Go to Amsterdam!

When people ask me why I am in Spain and I tell them that I am in the most basic terms, a “traveling student,” they then (naturally) inquire about my studies. And this is not difficult to answer either—as I study writing—but it is a bit interesting to explain how this is true despite not taking classes concentrated in my major and at no actual Spanish university. When I found myself arriving at Amsterdam’s Central Station with a fellow traveler from London in tow, the question as to why I am here seemed to escape from the tongues of everyone …

Perugia, Italy: An Enchanting Jewel in Umbria’s Crown

By Marjorie Dorfman. Two of the most romantic and enjoyable years of my life were spent during the time I lived in Italy as a student at The Universita Per Stranieri (University for Foreigners) in the Umbrian city of Perugia. Before the controversial murder trial of Amanda Knox, there were not many Americans who were familiar with this charming medieval city steeped in history, folklore and tradition. Located some three hours from both Florence and Rome, this bucolic, hilltop city has a colorful past and an allure all its own. Umbria as an area and Perugia in particular were inhabited …