Italian Adventures and a Deep Dive into the Renaissance

Our delegation in Italy has filled these final days of their experience with amazing adventures in Tuscany. From exploring the Duomo in Florence to visiting Michelangelo’s David, this portion of their trip has been a deep dive into the roots of the Renaissance and how this part of history has informed our modern world. And…

Verona Day Trip

What a beautiful day to be in Verona! Leaving the lake region was sad but we were happy to see another beautiful part of Italy. Verona did not disappoint- from the Roman amphitheater to Giulietta’s balcony (Romeo + Juliet ❤️), it was a city that showed us how diverse Italy can be from one region…

Living our St. Angela roots

Today, we spent our time visiting the places that were special to St. Angela – her childhood home, her favorite places to pray, and the church where her body is laid. The experience we have had truly ties us to the amazing woman that Angela was and to that special bond of sisterhood that we…

Our delegation in 🇮🇹 Italy

In honor of our 125th anniversary, we have a delegation of 16 students and 3 faculty members on a pilgrimage in Italy following in the footsteps of our foundress St. Angela Merici. Follow along with their adventures on our blog…beginning below. Day 1: Today, our first day of sightseeing, we visited Milan where we saw…

Gracias por todo, Ecuador

“Build community wherever you go” To say that our time in Ecuador was transformative is an understatement.  On Tuesday, we returned from our week-long service learning trip to a Kichwa village deep in the Amazon rainforest.  Our group included 15 incredible delegates from UA: 13 students and 2 chaperones.  Throughout our week, we completed work…

Ecuador – you’ve already stolen our hearts

A few hours ago, we arrived in Quito, Ecuador to begin our Summer Service Learning. We’re already smitten with the warm Ecuadorian hospitality, the yummy food and the beautiful surroundings. We look forward to beginning our service work tomorrow. We will be off of the grid so stay tuned for a comprehensive blog update next…

Bavarian Adventures

BLOG POST by LINDSAY SINGEWALD ’18 On our final full day in Germany, we ventured outside of Munich into the Bavarian countryside. As we rode along the highway, we moved away from the cityscape and into the winding roads between the snow-covered peaks of the Alps. We arrived at our first destination, which was a…

Dachau: Never Again

BLOG POST by KATIE JONES ’20 This afternoon, we rode outside of Munich city center to the Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial. Prior to our arrival, seniors Teddy Elliman, Alexis Poore, and Lindsay Singewald led a discussion on civic responsibility as it related to the Holocaust and present day events. Mrs. Neill left us with a…

Munich: Recent History

BLOG POST by LAUREN ROSICA ’20 This morning, we visited Olympiapark, BWM World, & the BMW Museum- it was a day for learning about some of the things in Munich’s recent past. We started our day at Olympiapark. It was fascinating being able to visit a place where the Olympics were once held in 1972…