Holidays Around the World

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All tips on celebrating the holidays while you study abroad! Tips range from what to cook, ways to include international friends, places to see, and how to decorate your dorm or apartment!

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#Italy #Tuscany #Florence #Tradition The Scoppio del Carro ("Explosion of the Cart") is a folk tradition of Florence, Italy. On Easter Sunday, a cart, packed full of fireworks and other pyrotechnics, is lit and provides a historic spectacle in the civic life of the city.

SCOPPIO DEL CARRO FROM ITALY!!!

The Scoppio del Carro ("Explosion of the Cart") is a folk tradition of Florence, Italy. On Easter Sunday, a cart, packed full of fireworks and other pyrotechnics, is lit and provides a historic spectacle in the civic life of the city. A Little History on the Festival The event of the Scoppio del Carro has its origins in the First Crusade, when Europeans laid siege to the city of Jerusalem in a conflict to claim Palestine for Christianity. In 1097, Pazzino de' Pazzi, a Florentine from a very…

"I'm so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers."  -anne of green gables

Fall is in the Air- Inspiration - Perfectly Imperfect™ Blog

We are gearing up for a whole bunch of fall projects and I’ve been pinning to my Fall Pinterest board like crazy. source We’re planning events at the shop and The Chapel Market and projects for the blog, and I find myself seeking less literal inspiration. I am dreaming of a green orchard lately, filled […]

The Cologne Christmas Market showcases 160 wooden stalls.

Europe's Best Christmas Festivals

Get into the holiday spirit at Europe's best Christmas festivals.

Christmas Decoration in Strasbourg, France, which was just named having the 2014 BEST  Christmas Market in Europe.  www.europeanbestdestinations.org/christmas-markets

Best Christmas Markets in Europe

Every year you are millions of travellers to view this ranking and hundreds of thousands to vote for your favourite Christmas markets in Europe. Discover your selection of the best destinations for perfect Christmas holidays!

Giant Christmas ball decoration, Nice, France

Giant Christmas ball decoration, Nice, France

International students at Christmas time: beating the blues - European Association for International Education

International students at Christmas time: beating the blues

As the holiday season approaches and students return home to spend time with their family and friends, what about the international students left on campus who are unable to travel? Christmas can be a very daunting time of year for these students. If you’re working as a student adviser, or in any other role which gives you direct contact with international students, you might be called upon to provide emotional support. But how can you help? Here are some expert tips.

Five Tips to Beat the Holiday Blues While Studying Abroad

5 Tips to Beat the Holiday Blues While Abroad

Many exchange students find it difficult to fully enjoy the season knowing that they’re missing everything going on back home. But never fear! I’ve created a list of the top five things that you can do to beat that holiday blues while studying abroad.