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    Semester Highlights: What Will You Miss?

    by  • November 30, 2016 • 0 Comments

    We can’t believe it, but there’s only one week remaining of the fall 2016 semester! We have loved watching our students grow and discover every day. This week, our ADALife bloggers are reflecting on what they will miss most about the ADA, their time in Italy, and life at the Villa Godiola. Read below to...

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    An Open Letter to Sophia Wilansky

    by  • November 28, 2016 • 0 Comments

    As most of you know, one of our alumni was severely injured during the No Dakota Access Pipeline protests last week. We wrote the open letter of support below in response to the tragic events that have occurred. Sophia Wilansky is an avid activist and artist living in NYC. She has been a part...

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    Most Memorable Moments

    by  • November 23, 2016 • 0 Comments


    It’s hard to believe, but with Thanksgiving this week, it means there are only a few more weeks left of the semester! Today, our ADALife bloggers reflect on what they will remember most when they look back on their time in Arezzo, both personally and academically. Read on to hear more from Korilyn and...

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    The After: Dealing with Significant Events Abroad

    by  • November 14, 2016 • 0 Comments


    When students consider what they will miss out on by choosing to study abroad, they of course think of time spent with family and friends, and then perhaps opportunities at their home institution. Still, the experiences students stand to gain by spending a semester overseas outweigh these things more often than not. For this reason, it...

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    Breaking the Comfort Zone: Challenge, Risk and Reward

    by  • November 8, 2016 • 0 Comments

    Pictured: Izabel Dorst

    This week, we asked our students to reflect on their own breakthrough moments. During a study abroad experience, these happen both inside and outside the classroom walls. An intensive program such as the ADA physical theatre semester asks students to dig deep within themselves and stretch beyond the comfort zone of what’s easy and safe. High...

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    Academic Jewels: Treasured Classroom Moments

    by  • November 3, 2016 • 0 Comments

    Pictured: Maggie Schierberg

    At this point in the semester, our Furman music students have been reflecting on which “academic jewels,” or valuable lessons they’ve acquired during their time at the ADA, and how they plan to share this information with friends and colleagues upon their return to their home institution. Read on to hear from Mary Allison,...

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    Fall 2016: Mid-Semester Check In

    by  • October 28, 2016 • 0 Comments


    Fall 2016: The Halfway Mark We can never believe how fast the semesters fly by and fall 2016 has proven to be no exception. Having just returned from fall break, physical theatre students are currently immersed in Mask Making with Andrea Cavarra, while music students are welcoming Furman professor Mark Britt as their second...

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    Live and Learn: Tales from Fall Break

    by  • October 25, 2016 • 0 Comments

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

    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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