A Day in Rome: How I Learned to Enjoy my Own Company
Aug19

A Day in Rome: How I Learned to Enjoy my Own Company

While there are many moments that I will treasure forever from my time studying abroad in Italy, there is one day that I can’t help but talk about every single time. My group and I were about a week into our study abroad program and we had decided to take a weekend trip to Rome. Of course, every single one of us couldn’t help but revert to tourist mode. How could you not? There is just so much to see and do; the Colosseum, the Trevi...

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A Thank You to my Italian Family
Aug06

A Thank You to my Italian Family

Before this trip, I had only had the opportunity to travel abroad once. I was in high school and the trip only spanned the length of ten days, so I spent every night in one hotel or another. So when I found out I was going to be staying with a host family during my study abroad program, I was extremely nervous. Not only was I going to be in a different country surrounded by a different language and different culture, but I was also...

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Perché Italia?
Aug06

Perché Italia?

When I decided to declare a minor in Italian, the first question many people asked was “Why?” And why one decides to do something is rarely followed by a simple answer. However; just this once, the answer was relatively easy. My great grandparents and several other older family members spoke Italian however; it was not passed down. I’ve always felt cheated out of the language so I took things into my own hands. I decided...

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