It was once said by my favorite author, Paulo Coelho, “When you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you achieve it.” Ever since I was a child I wanted to explore this world to see what’s out there. Luckily, thanks to StudentUniverse, I won a life-changing free spring break trip from the Spring Break Bingo Contest! Read More
You’re young, it’s summer, what’s better than camping at music festivals with unique atmospheres and great music?! Attending a festival is a great way to unwind, listen to your favorite musicians, dance all night and even make new friends in a new corner of the world. Read More
Italy is a beautiful country and I’m sure you’ve seen how beautiful it is in pamphlets, movies or TV shows, or maybe even a friend or family member has told you about its beauty. It’s possible to experience the beauty of Italy when you’re studying abroad on a budget.
Northern Italy’s tourism is dominated by Venice in the east and Milan in the west, with people occasionally paying a visit to Verona in between. Often overlooked due to the popularity of southern Italy with Puglia, Amalfi Coast, and of course, Sicily, or the central Tuscany region, there are plenty of towns worth visiting in northern Italy. So why not ditch the crowded south and escape to the cool north?
We teamed up with online food ordering service, EatStreet, on a photo contest to send one lucky winner to Chicago with $500 of EatStreet food credit to spend on pizza, subs, sushi and more delicious noms! After receiving hundreds of submissions, we had to make the tough decision of choosing a winner. You all sent so many wonderful photos from your adventures around the world!
Rome. There is virtually no one who hasn’t heard of the glory of the Roman Empire, a civilization that conquered a vast stretch of land from Europe to North Africa. The only thing that’s as fierce as their thirst for expansion was their love for entertainment, and nearly everywhere they conquered you will find grand scale amphitheatres built to entertain the citizens of Rome that settled there. In most cases, these circular structures are the tallest and most grandeur building in the city. The enclosed, usually oval, area in the middle is called arena, the word derived from the Latin word harena, a type of fine sand they put on the ground to soak up the blood from gladiator fights on the arena floor.