To be completely honest, traveling to London was something I did not plan on doing this semester, or possibly even in my life. I had no interest in going, for some reason. I could not tell you why. When Hannah asked if I wanted to take the weekend to go visit her aunt for our … Continue reading Week 12: Adopted in London
Ciao amici miei! It's no secret that I have gotten worse at blogging since I began my study abroad adventure. In fact, I am absolutely horrible at keeping this page updated! Between traveling, family, and finals, I put all of my extra time into food, sleep, and trying to see Rome before I have to … Continue reading Week 11: Cinq Nuits en France
It has always been at the very top of my dream list to visit Ireland, so naturally, I was very disappointed when I realized last spring that taking courses abroad in Ireland would not be feasible with my degree. At that point, if I could not study in Ireland, I was not sure that I … Continue reading Week 10: I’m in Dublin!
There are a number of milestones that come with a semester abroad: The first month, the first trip away, beating the first bout of homesickness, and so on. Everything up until this point has been a “First”. However, I have reached a milestone in this semester abroad now that I had not really thought about … Continue reading One Month Left?!
I think it is time to finally share about my weekend in Sorrento, Pompeii, and Naples at the end of October. One of the reasons I waited so long to write this post is because life has been crazy with midterms, job applications, and travel. The other reason I waited so long to blog was, … Continue reading Week 9: My [Ruined] Weekend at Sea
Ciao a tutti! I realize it has been a while since my last weekly update. With more tours and travels than ever, my time in Roma has become absolutely wild! I am just beginning my weekend travels outside Rome, and keeping up with school, blogging, planning, friends, and family has proven to be a much … Continue reading Week 8: Germany (…But Mostly Soft Pretzels)
Well, somehow I have made it two months into this crazy adventure of study abroad in Roma! It's crazy to think that I've passed the halfway point of being here. Time is flying much too fast! In order to sum up the past month as best as possible, I've chosen fifteen photos that I think … Continue reading Month 2 in 15 Pictures!
Ciao a tutti! After a week off from any major adventures, I finally have some new and exciting tales to share. Midterms are currently kicking my butt. Four essays and two exams in two weeks is a lot, but by now I am halfway done. The weirdest part about it all is that I normally … Continue reading Weeks 6 & 7: Italy or Heaven on Earth?
I was not originally going to write a blog post for this past week as nothing very eventful occurred. In fact, I had a minor injury scare which caused me to spend my weekend in bed, resting. However, an old article I posted on the Odyssey Online from last year popped up on my Facebook … Continue reading Week 5: Dying to Live
One month ago today, on August 21, I stepped foot in a plane that would take me around the world to my biggest journey to date: studying abroad in Rome for an entire semester. It seems like just yesterday I was saying goodbye to family and boarding the plane, or navigating the Rome airport and … Continue reading One Month In?!