September 14th, 2013

Day 27: The Final Week

It’s my final week in Roma and I must say, I am going to miss this place. Before I get all sentimental, let me tell you all about my last couple of days in the beautiful city of Rome… After getting back from Paris, all I could really think about was my boyfriend coming to […]

September 12th, 2013

Day 23: Weekend in Paris

For those of you that don’t  know me, you should know that I have ALWAYS wanted to go to Paris! Due to this burning need to explore the world and see all of its beautiful sites, I decided to use my study abroad trip as an excuse to see the beautiful city of Paris, France. […]

September 4th, 2013

Day 20: Orvieto Day Trip

Another early day here in Italy! The whole campus is off to Orvieto for a day in the Tuscan countryside.  Like I said before, never pass up a school organized trip! You have already payed for it and they are really fun and allow you to see places that you wouldn’t have thought to go […]

September 3rd, 2013

Day 15: Day trip to Firenze

Anyone traveling in Europe will quickly discover the beauty of train rides. Trains go pretty much anywhere and are fairly inexpensive. After learning this fun fact, my friends and I decided to take a day trip to Florence, Italy. We took an early train from Rome and came back late that same day (so we […]

August 27th, 2013

Day 13: Citta del Vaticano

OK, so many people that I have talked to (catholic or not) have said that The Vatican is not worth it. “It’s too hot.” “It takes forever.”  Blahh blah Blah… FALSE! The Vatican is beautiful and very much worth seeing! Being catholic myself, it was very cool to see and something that is apart of […]

July 15th, 2013

Day 11: Mio Compleanno!!

Yes, I got to turn 21 while in Rome and it was awesome! I was worried about being away on my birthday for the first time, but I had an amazing night with my peeps at JFRC. I won’t bore you will ALLLL of the details of my night, but I will give you the […]

July 10th, 2013

Day 8: Trips to Herculaneum & Capri

Ahhh my first official weekend without “jet-lag.” A great thing about study abroad is the trips that the school plans for you that are included in your tuition. In my case, I got 2 day trips included in my tuition for JFRC. Our first trip was to Herculaneum, which is a town that was preserved […]

July 8th, 2013

Day 6: Welcome Mass and Dinner

Ciao tutti! As expected my study abroad in Roma is going very well. The first week of classes has ended and that means it’s time for the welcome mass and dinner!! We had a beautiful private mass at San Ignazio di Loyola, which is a stunning church near downtown Roma. Following the mass, we all […]

July 2nd, 2013

Day 4: Oh Right, I’m Taking Classes Here

Ciao! Classes are officially in full swing here at JFRC. (I am taking Italian 102 and Classical Mythology if any of you were wondering) After my first two days here I kinda forgot that I actually came here to study haha. I would highly recommend that you take some form of Italian if you come […]

June 30th, 2013

Day 2: Is this real life?

Ciao tutti! Just finishing up my second day in Roma and let me tell you, it is AMAZING! This weekend has been a crazy/amazing blur. First with getting to O’Hare airport and realizing I was in the wrong terminal (oops) and then being up for over 32 hours straight while trying to get through orientation […]