• Pictured from left: Ashlyn Wells, Andrea Cavarra, Laura McCullagh, Taylor Hunsberger, Jake Parisse, Julie Amento, Nicole Esposito, Becca Canziani, Karina Fox, Billy Porges, Evan Richter, DeLanté Fludd

    Life Inside the Villa: What Will You Miss Most?

    by  • November 24, 2015 • 0 Comments

    As much as we hate to admit it, our fall semester is quickly coming to a close. With just a few weeks left ahead of them, we asked four physical theatre students to reflect on the things they’ll miss most about their experience abroad. Read on to hear from Karina, Becca, Ashlyn, and Patrick!...

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    Congratulations MFA Cohort III and Devising with MFA Cohort IV

    by  • November 20, 2015 • 0 Comments

    Congratulations to Cohort III! 27 month Journey Concludes with “Elevation” in the Czech Republic and Slovakia Up? Down? Are you going with us? You can’t get on, it’s full. Get off, please. It got jammed again. A lift in an anonymous house. Tons of characters, floors, voices, stories and doors behind which a great...

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    Favorite ADA Memories: Fall Students Reflect

    by  • November 17, 2015 • 0 Comments

    Pictured: Chris Truini

    With just about one month left of the Fall 2015 semester, we asked four theatre students to reflect on their favorite memories thus far during their study abroad experience here in Arezzo. Read on to hear what stories Chris, Evan, Julie, and Taylor will take home with them! ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Chris Truini (Wheaton College, MA) Yikes!...

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    Summer Arts 2016: An Interview with Scott McGehee

    by  • November 12, 2015 • 0 Comments

    Pictured: Scott McGehee

    Preparations are in full swing for the 2016 summer programs at the Accademia dell’Arte. This summer features a new program, Art and Activism, along with the CrisisArt Festival and Summer Arts. The programs will be held back-to-back-to-back to encourage students to participate in two – or all three – programs. Need another reason to spend...

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    Musicians in Milan: Finding Inspiration in Unexpected Places

    by  • November 10, 2015 • 0 Comments

    Pictured: Caroline Owen

    This past week, our music students took a two-day trip to Milan! We asked Jonathan, Sandy, Caroline, and Lattie to give us some insight into what they did there, and how this trip may have changed their perspective as artists and students. ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Jonathan Painter (Furman University, SC) During orur trip to Milan this...

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    Paris and London and Prague, Oh My! Fall Break 2015

    by  • November 3, 2015 • 0 Comments

    Pictured: Sage King

    For nine days in October, all was quiet at Villa Godiola whilst our physical theatre and music students were off galavanting through Europe. Read on to hear about the Fall Break adventures of Simon, Ally, Liv, Laura, and DeLanté! ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Simon Evans (Muhlenberg College, PA) I learned two things over break, the first is that...

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    Study Abroad Jewels: What Will You Bring Home?

    by  • October 28, 2015 • 0 Comments

    Pictured from left: Amanda Burth, Kerby Baier

      We asked five of our music students to share some “jewels” they’ve collected throughout their experiences here in Italy thus far, both in and out of the classroom. Read on to hear Stephanie, Kerby, Amanda, Paul, and Kevin’s favorite moments of their semester abroad! _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Stephanie Simon (Furman University, SC) Over the course...

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    Changing Perspectives: Four Breakthrough Stories

    by  • October 13, 2015 • 0 Comments

    Pictured from left: Chris Truini, Sage King

    With fall break rapidly approaching, we thought this was an opportune moment to ask a few of our theatre students to share their breakthrough stories. Read on to hear from Nicole, Billy, Alan, and Sage about moments in or outside the classroom in which they found a new perspective on themselves as a person or...

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    Meet MFA Cohort IV: Aubrey Clinedinst

    by  • October 12, 2015 • 0 Comments

    Theatre students basking in the sun on the roof of the Teatrino

    Today, we present the final installment of our series of introductory posts about MFA Cohort IV. Read on to find out what Aubrey has to say! _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Where are you from? I live in New York City, but I went to Goucher College down in Baltimore, Maryland. I got a Bachelor of Arts in...

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    Breaking through Barriers: The Inside Scoop on Working with European Instructors

    by  • October 6, 2015 • 0 Comments

    Pictured: Liv Amundsen, Alan Mendez

    This week, we asked four of our undergraduate theatre students to reflect on their experiences so far working with European instructors. How is it different? What surprised you? Read on to hear from Taylor B, Jake, Felice, and Jane! _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Taylor Beckman (Muhlenberg College, PA) on Theatre: One of the greatest powers of theatre...

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    Meet MFA Cohort IV: Colby Ruth-Holden

    by  • September 29, 2015 • 0 Comments

    Arezzo sunset

    To round out our series of blog posts introducing MFA Cohort IV, we are thrilled to present the reflections of Colby Ruth-Holden. Read on to learn more about Colby! ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Where are you from? Where did you go to college / university and what did you study? I was born and raised in Coldwater, Mississippi....

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    Traveling Abroad: How Has Italian Culture Influenced Your Art?

    by  • September 29, 2015 • 0 Comments

    Pictured from left:
Lilla Keith, Caroline Owen, Kerby Baier, Lattie Reddoch
Photo Credit: Kerby Baier

    Having lived in Italy now for nearly a month, students have begun to branch out and explore–not just within Arezzo, but in other Italian cities as well! Below, four Furman music students reflect on their favorite travel experiences so far around Italy, and how these adventures have started to change their perspectives as artists. ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ A Sunday...

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