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Independent Student Travel

Created by: 
Olivia Whitehead 


Mountains and a Lake

Breathing New Life 

By: Leanna Payton,

OUA Center Coordinaor

March 29, 2021

The pandemic had everyone reimagining travel. Now there is light at the end of the tunnel and we can finally begin planning, instead of only reminiscing on our past travel experiences. Our OUA Sooners love to travel on the weekends and during their long breaks. Some of their favorite spots for weekend travel or spring break include: Paris, Dublin, Berlin, London, anywhere in Spain, and more. Students get creative with their travels and we've even had students take week-long bike trips through France and work on a farm in Ireland through a program that allows you to earn your stay through farming and other projects.


For myself, I also love to travel. When you study abroad or live (and work) abroad like I do, you tend to prefer spending your money on sight-seeing and new experiences. This is my preference, at least. Students always ask me what my favorite trip was and I never know what to say because each trip is so different. I loved the museums in London, the environment in Lisbon, the peculiarity of Puglia (Southern Italy), the snow in Switzerland, the reflections I had in Romania while driving, the beauty of Norway, and more. I can't pick one "favorite" because each country and city is so unique and special in its own way. One thing we can all agree on is that traveling breaths new life into you and nothing compares to what you gain through these experiences. We can't wait to do it again! I haven't been on plane since the beginning of January 2020--it's time! 

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A Round Trip Recap

February 3, 2020

A quick #throwback of #ouinarezzo students traveling around Europe during the Spring semester!

This weekend was one for the books! On Friday, we started off with a class trip to Pisa and Lucca, then some groups traveled to London, Paris, and others stayed back and enjoyed events in Arezzo. The London group saw many things from Buckingham Palace, the London Eye, to the iconic red telephone booths. The Paris group climbed the Eiffel Tower, visited Versailles, and had dinner on a boat touring the Seine River!

Finally, the group in Arezzo enjoyed visiting the antique fair, the Saturday market, an Indian food lunch, and exploring our city! #OUinArezzo #OUASpring20


A Magical sunday

February 10, 2020

Have you ever heard of #Orvieto?! It’s a beautiful town in the Umbria region of Italy, known for its Etruscan artifacts, underground cave system, unique Duomo, hiking trails, the huge and deep St. Patrick’s Well, Etruscan tombs, delicious food, and more! Today a group of #ouasooners experienced this breathtaking city. Imagine being only a short train ride away from such moments! What a magical way to spend a Sunday! 

#ouinarezzo #ouaspring20 @oucis @ouabroad

Beautiful architecture

January 28, 2020

This past weekend a group visited Vienna, Austria! They went to the Museum Illusions, Cafe Central, St. Stephans Cathedral and much more! Isabella Calvano said, “The architecture of the city is amazing. It is so unique and so beautiful. It was definitely one thing that really stood out for me!” There are so many possibilities you have as an #OUASooner, like traveling around Europe!  #roundtriprecap #OUinArezzo #OUASpring20

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Feeling Thankful

fall 2019

Happy Thanksgiving from #ouinarezzo! We’re so thankful for our students and fans! #ouafall19 is all over Italy and Europe right now. What a great experience these

 #ouasooners get to have!


All over Italy & europe

November 19, 2019

Not all from this weekend, but we have an #ouaroundtriprecap for you featuring student travels all over Italy and Europe during the last few weeks. From Milan, to Germany, Paris, and Lisbon, these 

#ouasooners are seeing it all! Bello! #ouinarezzo #ouafall19

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Fun memories for students

June 30, 2019

Our @gaylordcollege students enjoyed three days of independent travel last week, and they went to Cinque Terre and the Leaning Tower of Pisa! We love seeing all the fun memories our students are making here! Looking forward to another great week at OUA. #ouasummer19 

#ouagaylord19 #ouinarezzo

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Beautiful Amalfi Coast

June 26, 2019

Here is a weekend recap featuring some of our @oupricecollege 

students. They traveled to the beautiful Amalfi Coast during their free weekend and even took a boat trip to see the sea caves in Capri. We are sad to see our Price students leave Arezzo tomorrow, but we are so excited to see their fun adventures to come in Rome! 

@oupriceabroad @ouabroad 

#ouinarezzo #ouasummer19 


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