So sorry I haven't published in a while, but we have all been getting settled in our classes and getting to know our surrounding areas. The experience at hand has been nothing I can describe in words, but having to I would say utterly AMAZING. Starting classes has given us as students a whole new insight of the concept of international culture and living. The professors are key to this experience. Many of them come from around the world and share real life stories that only better our understanding of the business world. Personally, I am a double major in both Marketing and Business Administration with a minor in Fashion Merchandising. I know this sounds like a lot, but being here as a business student within the least helps to open those doors wide open to a whole new band of industries that are not recognized indepth within the US. Classes here are much smaller than at Sacred Heart, but professors take that to an advantage. They make one-on-one with all their students and get to know them personally. They're here to make our experiennce something we as students will never forget.
Our living conditions here are pristine. Personally, I am living in Gianicolo, which is located in a part of Rome called Trastevere. We live in apartments that basically resemble the accomidations you would find in both North and Scholar Commons. It is a home-y environment and is filled with all study abroad students, so you get the chance to meet a lot of new students from places around the world. Trastevere itself is known here in italy as "Movida Romana", which means Night Life in English. Italians have a different perspective of night life than Americans. Trastevere is known for the best restaurants, and many individuals will go to a late dinner and sit for hours enjoying a night out. At night, the streets are lit up and it is truly goregous to see. Like stated in my last post, the area we live in is known as one of the most elaborate areas within Rome, and walking down the streets everyday to class you truly gain an understanding of that.
Going abroad gives students the opportunity of a lifetime to travel to different areas within Europe and different countries in general. Many SHU students have gotten the chance to already visit places like the Amalfi Coast, Capri, Naples (Pompei), Positano and Croatia. Many will soon be visiting places like Germany, Prague, Barcelona, London, Paris, Greece and so many more! Below you will see some pictures of the places we have visted already including pictures from Rome! Each week I will try to upload pictures of the places we have visted!