Ciao From Rome!
The Roman adventures continue! Many of the students studying here have extended their travels. Recently, I had the pleasure of doing a wine tasting tour around Tuscany. Tuscany is an area I cannot put into words, and let me tell you, pictures DO NOT do it justice! The landscape of Tuscany is simply a scenery I personally am never going to forget. Others abroad here have recently been to Germany, for Oktoberfest, France, Barcelona and soon to be London. Being in all of these different countries and personally being able to be apart of all of these important cultural areas is something that us, as students are never going to forget.
Being abroad is an opportunity that I believe every student should take advantage of. Sacred Heart gives the most amazing advantage of doing so, and students should take full pride in that. Coming here, I was definitely spectacle of the environment I was going to be in. Let me tell you, Home sick is not a word used here. The amount of things to do is precisely endless. What is a better time then college to explore the world and gain access to a demographic background most Americans will never experience? Were growing as students and being abroad gives the advantage of learning all of these traits and life lessons along our way to adulthood.
Back to Rome. Rome itself is a beautiful place to be. Being here, you’re within one of the most important cities in Europe. Everything is mainly in walking distance, which gives us as students, who are trying to spare some money, a brake. Things definitely move different here. For instance, Time does not exist here in Rome. Not literally, but do not expect a lot of things to be on time besides class; like public transportation. But then at the same time it’s amazing. We get to simply move throughout our day without having a scheduled means of being places. I guess you can look at it like being a scavenger. You go for a walk and get lost in the city, and then a second later you can be at the Collosium. Some issues that many think about while being abroad is communication. Italians here speak a lot of English. I definitely recommend taking Italian while here, but many can get away with not doing so. After a while the language sneaks up on you and become a norm. You can order a coffee, not even realizing your doing it Italian. Everyday you learn something new here and that is something that purely gets you excited for the days to come.
Below you will find some pictures of some of the recent trips and the Gorgeous city of Rome! Sorry this post was so late, the realization of living in this divine city takes over and sometimes it things you just cannot put into words! Pictures themselves explain everything.
Tuscany,Italy (with:Alissa Giansant, Alyssa Labarbera, Sydney Basile, Valentina DeSantis, and Myself)
(Munich, Germany With: Dario Pugliano, Joe Massaro, John Craig, Brian Breslin and Myself)
(Piazza Navona, Rome, Italy)
( NotreDam In France With: John Craig, Joe Massaro, Dario Pugliano; representing our own Kappa Sigma)
(Barcelona, Spain With: Kaitlyn VosWinkel)