• Pictured from left: Sydney Copeland-Goodman, Emma Peretz, Quintessa Meekins

    Live and Learn: Tales from Fall Break

    by  • October 25, 2016 • 0 Comments

    We can’t believe it, but the semester is already halfway over! This means our students have just returned from their various fall break destinations, including but not limited to France, Morocco, the Netherlands, the Czech Republic, England, Switzerland, and Germany! Despite some travel difficulties, our students maintained positive attitudes and managed to make the best...

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    Working with European Instructors: Parli italiano?

    by  • October 11, 2016 • 0 Comments

    One of the benefits of studying at a foreign institution is working with foreign instructors! Our students study Italian with native speakers, and our Furman music students have private lessons and coaching with European teachers as well. Read on to hear from Ben, Courtney, Gracie and Meredith about their experience so far braving the...

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    Ljubljana Study Tour: A Closer Look

    by  • October 4, 2016 • 0 Comments


    For the first time, a bus full of ADA Physical Theatre students and staff headed off to beautiful Ljubljana for a four-day intensive study tour at Španski borci. We are so excited to share with you the experience of four students: Ziggy, Molly, Brydon and Briar! Read on to see what they have to...

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    Student Life Update: Weekend Travels

    by  • September 27, 2016 • 0 Comments

    Pictured from left: Emma Peretz, Sydney Watt, September McCarthy
Photo by Nikk Tetreault

    A major part of the study abroad experience is the travel. We expect and encourage our students to get out of the villa and into the city of Arezzo, surrounding cities in Italy, and beyond at every oppportunity. Today we checked in with Physical Theatre students Sydney, Eric, Nikk, and Emma on their travel...

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    Meet MFA Cohort V: Brandonn Christopher & Burton Weaver

    by  • September 27, 2016 • 0 Comments

    Brandonn Christopher

    Today we’re wrapping up our series of introductory interviews with MFA Cohort V with, last but not least, Brandonn and Burton! Read on to learn more about why they decided to come here to pursue an MFA in Physical Theatre. Where are you from? I was born in Georgia, but we moved around a lot,...

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    Life Abroad: What Surprised You?

    by  • September 20, 2016 • 0 Comments

    Pictured: David McInnis
Photo by Seamus Good

    This week, our ADALife Bloggers reflect on the unexpected aspects thus far along in their ADA experience. Read below to hear thoughts from Physical Theatre students Sarah, Ben, Erin and Yipei, and see some glamour shots by Seamus from last weekend’s Florence trip with Monica! What Surprised Us Most About Italy and the ADA Program? Sarah...

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    Fall 2016 Newsletter: Academic and Student Life Check-In

    by  • September 20, 2016 • 0 Comments


    Study Abroad: The Inside Scoop on Academics We are eager to hear the first impressions of our students after their first few days in the classroom, and to watch them grow as learners and individuals as the semester progresses. We asked Emma Peretz from Muhlenberg College, Ben Southerland from Coastal Carolina Univeristy, and Mollie...

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    Welcome MFA Cohort V, and Welcome Back MFA Cohort IV!

    by  • September 14, 2016 • 0 Comments


    In anticipation of the first semester of their 2.5 year MFA, Cohort V participated in a series of orientation activities, including a week-long Italian intensive with Giangiacomo Colli. We checked in with Faith Sullivan, Zev Hurwich, and Sloane Teagle about their adjustment process: Sloane Teagle: When did you arrive? What was your journey like...

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    Fall 2016: Anticipating the Semester

    by  • September 13, 2016 • 0 Comments

    Pictured from left: Korilyn Hendricks, Sydney Copeland-Goodman, Briar White

    Freshly filled with 26 physical theatre students and 12 music students, this villa has been abuzz with activity for the last week and a half! We are thrilled to present the first ADALife student blog update of the semester, brought to you by 4 theatre students as they share their goals and expectations for their...

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    Alumni Spotlight: Tut’Zanni Edition–Patrick Berger

    by  • September 12, 2016 • 0 Comments


    This week, in honor of Tut’Zanni’s upcoming opening of BEEP AND BOP this Friday at the San Francisco Fringe, we continue with our series of alumni interviews! Read on to learn all about ADA alumnus and Tut’Zanni member, Patrick Berger! When did you attend the Accademia? I was at the ADA the spring of 2006....

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