Category: American University of Rome (AUR)

Learning Italian Abroad

Najifa Hussain, ’25, is a Management Information Systems major studying at the American University of Rome this Fall 2022. Before coming abroad to Rome, my knowledge of the Italian language was extremely minimal. I did try my hand at daily Duolingo lessons on my phone, but its not easy to learn an entire language when ...

The Unforgettable Impact of Studying Abroad

Najifa Hussain, ’25, is a Management Information Systems major studying at the American University of Rome this Fall 2022. For as long as I can remember, I have always been extremely interested in studying abroad and finding a college with a great study abroad program was a huge priority of mine. Thankfully, Drexel had exactly ...

5 Things to See When You Visit Rome

Najifa Hussain, ’25, is a Management Information Systems major studying at the American University of Rome this Fall 2022. After having had the opportunity to live in Rome for almost three months now, I think I can say that I have a solid list of must see places and especially restaurants that I can recommend ...

Things I Wish I Knew Before Studying Abroad – Rome, Italy

Najifa Hussain, ’25, is a Management Information Systems major studying at the American University of Rome this Fall 2022. It has officially been about two months since I have started my study abroad journey and I feel as if I have a good amount of knowledge to spread on this topic. In my previous blog ...

A Day in The Life Studying in Roma

Najifa Hussain, ’25, is a Management Information Systems major studying at the American University of Rome this Fall 2022. Buongiorno! Starting my typical school days off in Rome is usually the same thing every morning. The school I am in places many of their students in a local neighborhood for housing, which means that there ...

Experiencing Culture Shock in Rome

Najifa Hussain, ’25, is a Management Information Systems major studying at the American University of Rome this Fall 2022. Spending this past week in Rome for the very first time, there are various culture shocks that I have experienced. Even from my very first day here, I could easily tell how different of a place ...

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 ...