The Hardest Goodbye

Saying goodbye to Rome and all the new friends I’ve made here is one of the hardest things I’ve ever done. Coming here in the first place was also one of the hardest things I’ve ever done. I’m going to miss everything about this place. The food, the people, the culture, the buildings, the fountains,…

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Exploring Roma!

These last couple weeks I’ve decided to stay in Italy instead of travelling around because I really wanted to enjoy Rome and finally get around to visiting restaurants that had been recommended to me and visit different neighbourhoods in Rome. My roommate and I went to Ostiense, which is a neighbourhood that is full of…

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Scotland & Thanksgiving Abroad

I went to Scotland recently to visit one of my best friends. Edinburgh is such an amazing city with so much life! It was really cold there but we had such a fun time exploring the city. We were able to climb Arthurs seat which is one of the big hills in Edinburgh. I’m not…

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Earthquakes & Travelling

I experienced my first earthquake in Italy! At first I thought it was just my imagination, but when one of my roommates ran into my room in a panic, I knew it was real. It only lasted a couple of seconds but it was really scary! The frames moved and the windows shook. My mom…

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Fall Break

Fall break was amazing! My mom came down to visit and we travelled throughout France and Italy.  Florence was absolutely stunning- the duomo was my second favorite monument/building in Italy (the first being the Trevi fountain). It had so much detail and colors and stood so tall you feel like an ant when you stand…

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Exam Time

It’s exam time! Sadly, it’s the time of year when midterms roll around and everyone starts cramming to learn everything they should have been learning in increments, into 2 days. As I’m studying for my exams I realize how much I miss studying in the Rollins library and how appreciative I am of my professors…

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Capri, Pompeii and Mt. Vesuvius

This past weekend I went on an ISA trip to Capri, Pompeii and Mt. Vesuvius.  I had been waiting for this trip for as long as I can remember! We left early on Friday morning and made it to Mt. Vesuvius. The climb to the top was surprisingly difficult.  My calves were on fire by…

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London v. Rome

Before studying abroad everyone talks about how you have culture shock and you get homesick. Once the excitement dies down, you begin to miss you’re home, family, friends, lifestyle. However, so far I feel great! Of course I miss my family and friends but it’s hard to miss home when you are constantly travelling or…

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Ciao Roma!

So far Rome has been unbelievable. It has definitely succeeded my expectations! It feels like I’ve been here months instead of weeks because of how much we’ve already done and seen! So far I’ve checked off the Trevi fountain, the Colosseum, the Vatican, the Pantheon, the Spanish Steps and the Roman Forum off my list….

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Thinking about Rome

It’s surreal to think that in two days I’ll be in ROME. An enchanting, old and historic city that’s full of beautiful surprises every turn. Now being so close to the departure date, I think about how I decided to go to Rome in the first place. My friends and I were eating at an…

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