Falling in Love With Florence

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Written By Amanda Cardini, Editor-in-Chief Several years ago, I arrived in Florence on the heels of a life-changing experience, having visited the town in which my ancestors lived, and where several of my extended family members still currently reside. My dad had accompanied me, and was now seeing me off to Florence, where I would […]

Pike Quenelle (Quenelle de Brochet)

By Billy Pierre, Staff Writer Whether you believe it or not, we are at the end of the semester. Many of you will travel – at least I hope so. So, if you are lucky to find yourself in France, consider making the trip to Lyon. I had the opportunity to visit this beautiful city last year, during a study abroad program. The experience was second to none, thanks to […]

Traveling Solo: A Tbird’s Guide

By Bryce Bower, Editor-in-Chief I spent my 2013-2014 school year of undergrad at a language school in a small French town, right next to the border with Geneva, Switzerland. During winter break, I had about a month to go wherever I wanted (and could afford). I had traveled with a group of classmates for fall […]

In the Spirit of Seoul

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By Amanda Cardini, Editor-in-Chief When I decided to go on the Summerim in Asia this past summer, I immediately knew that I wanted to travel to Japan before the program started. Shanghai and Singapore (the cities the Summerim included) were interesting enough, but I had felt a pull to Japanese culture, fashion and cuisine since […]

Leaving Our Comfort Zones

By Tanner Weigel, Staff Writer The mission of the Thunderbird School of Global Management is to “educate global leaders who create sustainable prosperity worldwide.” In this spirit, it is of course of little surprise that Thunderbird attracts applicants who not only hail from all parts of the globe, but who also anticipate engaging in careers […]

The Inevitable Mishaps of Traveling, Part 2

By Amanda Cardini, Staff Writer Last week I wrote about an experience I had when traveling in Italy in which I missed my train stop, got stuck in an elevator, missed a second train and ultimately arrived at my destination hours later than planned. I reached out to other T-birds to see if they had […]

The Inevitable Mishaps of Traveling, Part 1

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By Amanda Cardini, Staff Writer It seems to be inevitable that something will not go as planned when traveling. Whether its a missed flight, misread directions or some other sort of inconvenience, this aspect of travel can be both a blessing and a curse. Sometimes a change in plans can lead to an accidental adventure, […]

Viaggio nel Tempo in Italia: Time Traveling in Italy

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By Amanda Cardini, Staff Writer For my entire life I have heard my parents reminisce on their first trip to Italy together. They were newlyweds, and my dad’s “Nonno” had asked them to accompany him on one of his annual trips to his hometown Chiavari, a small town by the Cinque Terre in the Liguria […]

A T-bird Traveling Alone

By Gillian Reid, Guest Writer What does it really mean to be a Thunderbird? Being a ‘Thunderbird’ can have countless meanings, and everyone takes it in a different way. For me, being a T-bird is about embracing myself and going for things that scare me. This is part of the reason why I decided to […]

How to Deal with Culture Shock

By Bethany-Angel Chijindu, Staff Writer Culture shock according to Merriam-Webster is “a sense of confusion and uncertainty sometimes with feelings of anxiety that may affect people exposed to an alien culture or environment without adequate preparation.” Culture shock can be a very scary experience, for those who travel outside of their home country for school […]