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Testimonials

Kayla Prestel
Cornell College

The London & Florence program is accessible to anyone with an interest in arts or humanities, regardless of the concentration. We rarely studied in a classroom and had so many opportunities to travel to other cities and countries.

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Tess Gunderson
Lawrence University

The London & Florence program allowed me to really become immersed in and familiar with Italian culture through my host mother, sightseeing, language classes, art classes, and food!

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Charlotte Lee
Ripon College

Studying abroad in London & Florence was a fantastic opportunity to see so many different cultures. Getting to live and study in the bustling city of London and then to become a part of an Italian family were unique and amazing experiences.

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Stephanie Rhyner
Ripon College

I visited places in London & Florence that most only see in books, from Rome and Venice to Big Ben and Stratford-upon-Avon. Going abroad changed my life and made me appreciate not only my own family, but many cultures around the world.

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Kevin Sheridan
Ripon College

My experience in the London & Florence program was one I will never forget. All these years later, I am still in contact with people I met during the program.

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Rachel Tenuta
Lake Forest College

My time on the London & Florence program has been memorable because I've experienced a lot of personal growth over these last four months. I've learned how to travel on my own and find the value in my surroundings.

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Andie Estella
Colorado College

The ACM London & Florence program gave me a chance to not only learn about other cultures, but to experience the cultures both academically and on a personal level.

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Sara Wimmer
Ripon College

The London & Florence program opened my eyes to everything that I can do and see. I have a new sense of confidence, trust in myself, and respect for other cultures. 

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Mallory Rose
Lake Forest College

I learned a lot in the classes I took during the London & Florence program because I've never studied art or museums. It was nice to immerse myself into something new, as I am studying business and biology.

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Brennan Kane
Ripon College

As a classical studies major and theater minor, the London & Florence program was perfect for me. I got to apply knowledge I already had to the history of Renaissance art in Florence, and experienced new kinds of theater that I had only heard of before in London.

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Kelsey Hall
St. Olaf College

In Italy, I was able to communicate daily with my wonderful host family, vendors at the market, and waiters at restaurants despite a language and cultural barrier. I learned more about other cultures in London & Florence than you could ever find in a textbook.

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Kristyn Sommers
Ripon College

When I signed up for the ACM London & Florence program, all I knew was I wanted to travel to Europe. I never expected to form the friendships I have and become so immersed in the culture of the cities I lived in.

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Meghan Beltmann
Coe College

Before going on the London & Florence program, I had barely traveled outside the Midwest; now I have visited more than a dozen countries and have a career in international education.

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Hanna Feldman
Grinnell College

I learned so much about other viewpoints, my environs, and the courses' subject matter in engaging discussions with both my wonderful professors and the interesting students on the London & Florence program.

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Grace Donahue
St. Olaf College

The experiences I didn't anticipate, like making some of the closest friends I will ever have and falling in love with two of the most beautiful cities in the world, are the experiences that made the London & Florence program one I will never forget.

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Kristin Anderson
Luther College

My decision to study in London & Florence was founded in a curiosity for cultures different from my own. Homestay in Italy gave me the opportunity to learn more about Italian family life. In contrast, apartment life in London compelled me to learn about life beyond the home.

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Meg Ray
Ripon College

From seeing plays in London's historic theatre district to private tours of Italy's vibrant artistic past, the London & Florence program was the perfect combination of everything I was looking for in an off-campus semester.

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Lee Homan
Ripon College

My semester on the London & Florence program was the most eye-opening experience of my life to this point. Whether you are hanging out at Speaker's Corner at Hyde Park in London or people watching in a busy piazza in Florence, you are sure to gain a whole new perspective on the world.

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Summer Ostler
Lake Forest College

Studying off-campus in London & Florence allowed me to experience not only life outside of a classroom, but an entirely different side of the world. The friendships, travels, and memories made in the past four months will last a lifetime.

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Laura Linder-Scholer
St. Olaf College

My experiences with the London & Florence program provided me with a deeper understanding of myself, the value of the arts and engaged educational experiences, and the adventure of traveling, studying, and living abroad.

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John Ingemann
Ripon College

The ACM London & Florence program was beyond life changing. Coming from a rural life in Wisconsin, I had never lived in a large city before. Besides studying theatre, art, architecture, culture, and even some Italian, I learned how to navigate the streets of Florence and the London Underground.

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Holly Doyle
Ripon College

The London & Florence program has completely given me a new perspective on my life. Whether I was eating gelato while strolling under the Duomo or making a phone call from a London telephone booth, I was experiencing life like I had never done in the past.

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Zachary Peterson
Ripon College

Racing to catch the next tube to Russell Square and dodging Italian drivers on the crowded streets of Florence were daily occurrences in London & Florence that ultimately turned into memories that will stick with me.

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Lauren Ahern
Hope College

Nothing can describe the fast-paced, mad rush of the Tube in London or the beautiful winding streets of Italy until you experience them for yourself. My London & Florence experience has stretched me to learn about the world as well as myself.

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Artie Foster
Lake Forest College

Whether the day’s itinerary involved a walking tour of one of Florence’s many historical sites, a trip across the English countryside, or even something as simple as free time to wander on your own, not a day was wasted during the London & Florence program.

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Living abroad on the London & Florence program opened my eyes to life beyond school. Discussing cultural differences with my host family made me realize what I appreciate about my own country, but it also made me consider different cultural viewpoints.

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Hannah Ilika
Luther College

Although I had been a tourist in both locations previously, the London & Florence program provided me with the opportunity to experience education, culture, and daily life.

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Mariko Conner
Carleton College

I didn't realize how deeply my sense of what I "have" to do with my life would be challenged by my time in London & Florence, and how eternally grateful I am for that.

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Sarah Brown
Ripon College

The London & Florence program gave me the opportunity and security I needed to be truly alone with myself and to learn how to trust myself again. I re-discovered the wonder of my life and found new curiosity in the world.

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HaYe Jun
St. Olaf College

I entered the London & Florence program for its art classes, but I left with not only new skills in the arts but with inspiration, new insights of the world, the true understanding of "liberal arts," and the ability to connect with different people.

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Arielle Denis
Ripon College

As a result of choosing to study in Europe on the London & Florence program, I was able to travel to seven countries (Italy, Great Britain, Spain, Belgium, Germany, France, and Switzerland) in seven months.

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Abdiel Lopez
Grinnell College

Studying in London inspired me to pursue a project about nationalism and heritage through visual culture in graduate school. 

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Myat Aung
Ripon College

I have discovered more of myself, my passions, and my specific goals in life after having immersed myself in the different cultures and traditions of London & Florence.

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