April 26, 2014

Lighting up the Night at the Via Crucis

Despite having lived in Rome for three months, as of last weekend, I had not yet been inside the Colosseum. (I know, I know…but it was on my to-do list!) I definitely didn’t expect my first time there to be after it was closed, and I certainly didn’t think I would ever see it lit […]

April 9, 2014

Oh, the people you’ll meet!

When a group of friends and I planned a vacation along the Amalfi coast for our spring break, we were thinking mostly about the places we would visit and the sights we would see. Naples, Pompeii, Sorrento, Positano, Amalfi, Atrani, and Capri — definitely a full itinerary! During the past week, I climbed mountains, swam […]

April 6, 2014

An “Ordinary” Wednesday

The crowd roars into thunderous applause. Cheers and chants can be heard fro every direction. Giant screens broadcasts all the action to the jubilant crowd. On paper, it sounds like I am describing a sporting event. In actuality, I am describing the entrance of Pope Francis at a Wednesday Papal Audience. Interning for the Pontifical […]

March 27, 2014

A Terrace Filled with Conversation & a View

With midterms finished and our first month jitters long gone, it is hard to believe that the week that marks the half way point of our semester in Rome is almost over. Along with working at the Catholic News Service and taking classes during the week, I also have found time to take day trips […]

March 11, 2014

Lessons Learned

Today marks the six-week anniversary of our arrival in Rome. It’s a funny thing, actually — in some ways, I feel like I’ve only just arrived, but at the same time, it seems as if I’ve lived here for years. My first month and a half in Italy has been incredible, with all the ups […]

December 12, 2013

An Italian Goodbye

In Italy, long goodbyes are a common practice. After a meal, Italians can stand for hours saying goodbye, talking and laughing. The first time I experienced this I was slightly confused. I’d probably said “Ciao” to everyone about 7 times before I actually left premise. It was different from the customary five second “See Ya” […]

December 9, 2013

Vita di Quartiere

Vita di Quartiere

As a part of the study abroad program, Arcadia offers optional Co-curricular Learning Certificate programs during the semester. When I found out that there was one for photography I knew I wanted to do it. What really stuck me when we were talking about our theme for the project ‘Vita di Quatiere’ was the element […]

December 5, 2013

Scavi Visit and Field Study!

I had two really interesting and different experiences last week, one through work and one for class. I wouldn’t have had these experiences if not for work and Arcadia’s program Scavi Last Monday the interns were able to go on a tour of the Scavi, the excavation center of the Vatican. We went to see […]

December 3, 2013

Weekend Field Study

This past weekend my Performance in Rome class had a field study in the Lazio area.  We covered 5 cities in two days, which was pretty impressive in my opinion.  First we took the train to Anzio and visited a small World War II museum that was opened specially for us.  The museum has tons […]

November 20, 2013

Weekend in Barcelona!

Weekend in Barcelona!

My parents came to Rome to visit for a few days which was very exciting! We planned a trip to Barcelona together because my mom has always wanted to go there. We had an early morning to leave for the airport at 5am and arrived in Barcelona with the whole day to explore! Before we […]

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