There and Back Again

It’s taken me a long time to get around to this final blog. And the truth is, it was difficult to write. How can I sum up the experience of a lifetime in just a few paragraphs? How is it possible to describe everything that happened and convey how I feel about it? The short … Continue reading There and Back Again


Life is Like a Mountain

Last weekend, we took a program field trip to the island Ischia to relax and get away from the busyness and noise of the big city. On Saturday morning, our program director Sherrie had arranged an optional hike up Mount Epomeo, a dormant volcano that created the island years ago. I decided to go, and … Continue reading Life is Like a Mountain

The Eternal City

After a few agonizing hours of packing and making sure I could fit everything I would need for the next six weeks into two bags and a backpack, I set out for the airport. Final destination: Rome, Italy. I was super excited to be studying abroad in this wonderful city where the ancient and the … Continue reading The Eternal City

A Summer in Rome!

I can still hardly believe it. I’m going to Rome. Is this really real? I’ve been reading all the information about my study abroad program, and I almost feel like I’m there already. I can just picture myself walking the streets of Rome, walking past the ruins of the once-most-powerful city, and visiting gorgeous churches. … Continue reading A Summer in Rome!