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Archive for the ‘Study Abroad’ Category


Why Your Next Semester Should be at the JFRC

Why Your Next Semester Should be at the JFRC

May 3rd, 2015

They say a semester abroad will change your life. They say it will be an unforgettable experience where you learn so much about yourself and the world around you. They say your mind will be opened to new ideas, cultures, and people. Well, after my semester in Rome I would have to say that I […]


Time for a Study Break…or a Trip to Pompeii

Time for a Study Break…or a Trip to Pompeii

May 3rd, 2015

Since the beginning of the semester my friends and I have been talking about taking a trip to Pompeii. We talked about going a few different weekends, but we never got ourselves together and made the day trip. Then all of the sudden it was the week before finals and we decided we needed to […]


JFRC Prom Night

JFRC Prom Night

April 25th, 2015

Well, I suppose the End of Semester Banquet wan’t exactly prom, but close enough. Getting dressed up, posing for pictures, eating a fancy meal, and spending a night out in Roma as one big JFRC community had it feeling just about like my senior prom. Well, besides the fact that my senior prom wasn’t in […]


Finals Week and Final Roman Adventures

April 23rd, 2015

Somehow this semester slipped past me and now here I am trying to write end of the semester papers and study for finals…in Rome. It’s hard enough to push through finals week in Chicago and now I’m finding it even harder here. My classes are starting to feel like actual classes and I have to […]


Taking Our Turn With International Leadership

Taking Our Turn With International Leadership

April 19th, 2015

Before I set out for my semester abroad people told me that my experience would be one of the most enriching experiences of my life–and an experience that would look good on a resume. I planned on coming abroad regardless of adding a line to my resume, but when I first got here I wasn’t […]


One of My Favorite Trips Yet: Milano & Lago Maggiore

One of My Favorite Trips Yet: Milano & Lago Maggiore

April 18th, 2015

Although we are down to our final weeks abroad our Italian adventures still aren’t over. This past weekend I joined a group of 28 students from the John Felice Rome Center as we went on the last study trip of the semester to Northern Italy. This trip was a dream come true for our Student […]


Discovering Roma: the Neighborhood of Testaccio

Discovering Roma: the Neighborhood of Testaccio

April 9th, 2015

I’ve been calling Rome “home” since January, but there is still so much of this city that I have yet to explore. Before this month is over my friends and I will be checking out the lesser known neighborhoods of the city. Who knew there was more here than the Colosseum?…Only kidding. For our Italian […]


A Sicilian Easter Weekend

A Sicilian Easter Weekend

April 7th, 2015

Easter has always been a holiday I celebrated with big family meals, Easter egg hunts, and attending church, so I knew this year it would be hard to celebrate this holiday away from home. Because my friends and I were all in the same home-sick boat we did our best to make our most of […]


Holy Week, The Family, The Eternal City

Holy Week, The Family, The Eternal City

April 6th, 2015

This year during Holy Week, my family has been blessed beyond belief with one incredible week together in the Eternal City. I’ve been awfully spoiled this semester by not only having my grandparents come to visit in February, but now my parents and brother as well. …And don’t worry our family selfie skills are improving. […]


Why Villa Borghese Should be at the Top of Your “To See in Roma” List

Why Villa Borghese Should be at the Top of Your “To See in Roma” List

April 2nd, 2015

The largest park in Roma has recently become one of my most visited attractions in the Eternal City–and with good reason. In my 4 recent visits to Villa Borghese I’ve managed to see something entirely new each time. This park was made for wandering and each time you visit you’re bound to find a new […]