October 16, 2017

Shakespeare in Love With Villa Borghese

I love Rome.  I love the food, the culture, and the language.  However, I love the never-ending possibilities the absolute most.  I am constantly amazed at all the opportunities, activities and experiences that Rome has to offer.  Besides the fact that I am currently working for one of the three major United Nations organizations dedicated […]

October 9, 2017

The Best Part of Rome: My Amici Italiani

The Best Part of Rome: My Amici Italiani

The best part about studying abroad, especially in Italy, is not the insanely delicious out-of-this-world food we eat/make/buy every day, or the historic landmarks that are so well preserved one need only look left and right to imagine themselves in ancient Rome, or the priceless works of art as in the countless churches and paintings […]

October 2, 2017

Advice from a Gelato Enthusiast

On any given evening, whether it be winter or summer, I can usually be found enjoying a nice cup or cone of ice cream. This could be mint chocolate chip from Hope’s Cookies,  Half Baked from my two good friends Ben and Jerry, or a dipped chocolate cone from Dairy Queen. As you can tell, […]

October 1, 2017

How to be Sick in a Foreign Land

One thing that never crossed my mind is that cold and flu season is universal.  At Villanova, we can hop on over to the health center, where they will throw medication at us and we can even stay the night if we don’t want to keep our roommates up with our sniffling.  However, here in […]

September 26, 2017

Navigating Rome

So after we finally settled into our quaint neighborhood of San Paolo in the south of Rome, we were ready to go out and explore the eternal city in its entirety. Although our program assisted us with purchasing transit passes, we were really on our own to discover Rome. Since I grew up in downtown […]

September 25, 2017

Forza Roma!

If I can provide one piece of advice for those of you enrolling in this program next semester and beyond, it would be to go to an AS Roma match. Being the big soccer enthusiast I am, I may have a biased perspective, but nonetheless, the atmosphere at these games are second to only an […]

September 15, 2017

What To Do the First Few Days

What’s up Wildcats! The first few days that you get here are crazy packed with Orientation, Italian Courses, meeting the most incredible Italian friends you can think of, and experiencing Rome. While here, my roommate from a different school and I decided to take advantage of all that Rome has to offer (well, while we […]

September 13, 2017

Italian Phrases I Learned by Day 1

August 29th, 2017 Phrases that I learned on Day 1 Ciao again mi amicos! Here are some phrases that helped me out on day 1. These are a compilation of what Arcadia leaders have taught us, what the Italians we met have taught us, and what my favorite priest had taught me before I left […]

September 13, 2017

What to Pack for Rome

August 29th, 2017 What to Pack (for girls) Buon giorno (or just, giorno as the locals say!) I thought I’d share with you what I brought to study abroad as far as packing goes because I actually brought less than every single intern in the sense that I only had a large suitcase and a […]

March 21, 2017

Then and Now

It is truly rewarding to think about how far I have come in all areas of my study abroad experience.  I am at the halfway point of my program, which is why I thought it would be appropriate to look back at where I was two months ago and compare that person with the person […]

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