Life Lessons from Abroad

As I sit here waiting to obtain my resident permit so I can return here later on in life. I have begun to reflect on my time here in Rome. Being abroad has taught me so much. The biggest lesson I learned was self sufficiency… Being away from campus is difficult especially when you are…

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Dublin During Easter

History was made in Dublin this weekend. For the first time in over 120 years the general population was allowed to drink alcohol on Good Friday and boy oh boy were they happy about it. People were celebrating and dancing in the late afternoon. Dublin is an amazing city! I loved wandering through the streets….

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First Few Weeks

Ciao! My first few weeks abroad have been eye opening experience. We do so many things differently then they do in Italy. The biggest difference for me will be the coffee… I love a large iced coffee from Starbucks or Dunkin Doughnuts. In Italy they drink small hot Cappuccinos or Macchiatos. That is going to…

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Back Home

Leaving Rome was one of the hardest goodbyes I’ve ever experienced. I fell completely in love with this city and all the amazing people I met along the way. In only three short months, I traveled to 7 new countries and countless of cities. As sappy as it sounds, I made so many new friends and…

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Month 3

Wow, already month 3! The first week of November, I traveled to Turin, Italy for a class excursion. This trip was for my Sports and Society class. While there we visited the superga where all of the Torino soccer team died in 1939. The site is still preserved and visited by fans every day. Every…

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First Stop Ski Lodge… Second Stop Rome!

My name is Madelyn and I currently a sophomore majoring in Art History. So what better place to study than in Rome, Italy. I am from the south shore of Boston Massachusetts. Yes, I say wicked and my family eat sleeps and breaths hockey and my dad LIVEs for Patriots games (sorry for any non Pats fans)….

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No More Rome

I have now been home for almost two weeks and I can honestly say I already miss Rome. I thought there would be an initial shock once I spent my first full day back in America, but I fell back into routine almost immediately. I was able to drive my car without any effort and…

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The Final Stretch

I have completed my last full month abroad and only have 11 day left, as of today, in Rome. It is crazy to look back and realize how fast this semester has gone by. Usually for me personally, the fall semester is always really slow and not as exciting as the spring semester. However, this…

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Study, Eat, Sleep, Travel, Repeat

Another month has come and gone by far too quickly. So far October has gone by the fastest for me while being abroad and seemed extremely busy. I did not travel as much this month has I did in September, however, I was able to explore Rome a great deal which was just as enjoyable….

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Month 2

Time is going by way too quickly. Thinking about signing up for spring classes next week makes me feel like my abroad experience is almost over. This month has been incredible. Over fall break I traveled to four new countries in only nine days. We started in Amsterdam. I loved how everyone rode bikes and…

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