Rome will always be home /// Post-Departure Post

I never doubted the impact that my identity could have on how I experience and view the world and I still believe that the impact of one’s identity on their experiences is quite large, almost like the effect of rose-colored glasses, but not necessarily always with a positive connotation.  Everyone has a unique perspective and…

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Countdown Begins

As my time in Italy begins to end, I’ve begun to reflect on my time here, including what I’ll miss about Rome and why I’m still looking forward to going back home.  With only 5 more days left in Italy, I must say that the countdown has been bittersweet.  Although I am so excited to…

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A Good Time and Even Better Friends

  I can’t emphasize the importance of good friends and an open mind enough.  I had a tough first few weeks adjusting to Rome, mainly because I missed all my amazing friends and family back home and at Rollins.  However, I realized a big reason was because I hadn’t found “my people” while abroad, which…

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Roman Emotional Rollercoaster

Before arriving in Italy, I knew that I would be faced with some obstacles concerning adjusting and culture shock; however, it soon become clear that I had underestimated just how much it would affect me.  I like to think that I adjust easily to new situations, and that I’m used to diversity coming from a…

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Pre-Departure Blog: Rome

   My identity, being that of a liberal, college attending, middle-class, Hispanic woman, definitely affects the way I see the world. Due to being a minority I can quickly understand and empathize with other minority groups around the world that are faced with obstacles brought on by the majority groups. Also, my liberal political stances and…

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