I Don’t Want To Go…

I have less than a week in Rome left, and as much as I would love to stop home and see everyone and do my summer traveling, the idea that I will not be returning to Rome, to my new home, seems unreal. However, I still have a few days left, so for this post…

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Gardens of Ninfa

For the final excursion of my program, they took us on a day trip to the gardens at Ninfa. Ninfa used to be a city, but was destroyed sometime in the middle ages. In more modern times, its wealthy owners decided to use the ruins of the old city as a foundation for a garden….

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The Best Excursion!

In mid-April, finally it was time for the ISA Rome excursion I had been looking forward to the most: Sorrento, Capri, and Pompeii. Visiting Pompeii has been a dream of mine since I was a small child reading the Magic Treehouse series. The story of Pompeii was always my favorite, and as I’ve gotten older…

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Spring Break

Over Spring Break I decided to visit some of my friends who were also studying abroad. This meant going to Athens and then Paris. While both are places I had hoped to visit during my time abroad, if I had not been intending on visiting anyone, I’m not sure if I would have done these…

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Field Trip!

And so dear reader, we have arrived in early March. My birthday was around the corner and my dad decided to stop by Rome since he already happened to be in Italy. But first, I had a class field trip! Nearly every class at the American University of Rome will at some point take a…

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Under the Tuscan Clouds

Part of ISA Rome’s program includes excursions, the first of which was to Florence and the Tuscan countryside. Florence and Tuscany were beautiful! The weather….was not. It rained. A lot. However, the trip was still extremely enjoyable. Our first day in Florence (Friday) meant a tour of the city and of the Uffizi gallery. The Duomo was…

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Adventures in Travel

As I mentioned in my previous post, the thing to do in Rome on the weekend is, well, leave Rome. Ok, this is somewhat of an exaggeration, but travel is a popular past time here. In February (for those of you who aren’t keeping up, not that I blame you, yes I know I’m posting…

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When in Rome….Leave!

Ok, so I have sort of forgotten about this whole blog thing and so I’m behind….like really behind….like 3 months behind. So, be prepared for a lot of posts! So studying abroad in Rome you soon learn one fact: everyone leaves. There’s not usually classes on Fridays, which means a 3 day weekend, and traveling…

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Ciao!

I wrote this actually about a week ago and forgot to post it, but here we go. So, I arrived in Rome and thought my flights went rather smoothly, but I suppose my luggage disagreed. I arrived in Rome to find my checked bag missing. After a frantic call to the program’s staff to be…

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Next stop: Rome

Ok, so I’ve never really blogged before and it’s not really the kind of thing I usually do, but let’s give this a shot. It is currently about 10am on Monday, January 18th. I leave for the airport in 6 hours, and I have yet to pack. I know, crazy, right? Anyways, I’m sure I’ll…

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