All posts by Katie Gorman

Highlights of my Semester Abroad

As I reflect back on my semester abroad, there are a few key moments that really stand out to me and I know they will stick with me for the rest of my life. I want to use this final blog post as an opportunity for me to reflect back on everything that has happened ...

Last Week in Rome

This blog post will be about how I spent my last week in Rome, from December 8th to the 15th. I packed a lot into this last week and it felt great to finish off my semester abroad in this way. December 8th My friends (under the leadership of my roommate Lydia) threw me a ...

The Dublin Food Scene & Other Stories from Ireland

These last couple of blog posts are long overdue. I flew back to the US on December 15th but I stayed really busy in my last couple of weeks abroad, with both school and trying to squeeze in some last traveling. In the first week of December, I took a trip to Ireland with two ...

Tips for Packing Using Only a Backpack

Use a large durable backpack I have had a large Swiss backpack since I started high school and it is the best backpack I have owned. It has held up really well and fits so much inside it. I highly recommend getting one or something similar and using it for all of your trips where ...

8 Must-Have Apps for Study Abroad

I have been using a bunch of different apps during my time abroad, some of which I hadn’t heard of before getting here and some of which I didn’t realize how crucial they would be. Below is an overview of 8 apps that I highly recommend you download before leaving for your trip. While I ...

Rainy Trip in Berlin

My roommate Erin’s dad thought that it would be a waste to fly to Copenhagen for the weekend just to fly right back to Rome. He suggested that we go to Berlin. We booked our flights just days before we left for Copenhagen and packing was even harder than expected because now we were packing ...

Copenhagen in Pictures

My roommate Ruby has family in Copenhagen and they were away for the weekend and invited us to stay in their apartment. We had originally planned on spending the weekend in Austria but we hadn’t yet booked transportation or accommodations so we somewhat spontaneously decided to go to Copenhagen. A few days later, we booked ...

Milan: Philly?

This past weekend my roommates Lydia, Erin, Ruby, and I were in Milan. As soon as we left the train station, we were all caught off guard by how similar it was to cities in the United States. The buildings were a lot taller, there were much less cobblestones, there were distinct neighborhoods that all ...

Applying to Co-Ops While Abroad

I am a sophomore entrepreneurship major in the 5 year, 3 coop program. My first coop is in Spring and Summer of 2022. The coop job search process is divided into 3 rounds, A, B, and C. A round coop job listings were open the weekend of Halloween. I only had from October 29th to ...

Under the Tuscan Sun

I spent the weekend in Tuscany. We were primarily planning a trip to Florence but I ended up finding a gorgeous Airbnb about 45 minutes outside of Florence that is in a 12th century castle. It was beautiful inside and out and was a great atmosphere to spend Halloween in. Every direction you looked, there ...