Category: American University of Rome (AUR)

Not Enough Time

It feels like just last week that I had nearly 4 months to spend in Italy and do everything I wanted to do. The time went by so quickly. I now have less than 40 days left here and there is so much that I still want to do. I have more trips planned that ...

Weekend in Venice

I remember hearing about how Venice was sinking due to rising sea levels when I was about 11 and I said to my friends that I wanted to go to Venice before it was impossible to visit, but I didn’t know when that would be. A lot of times we make big plans for things ...

Tips for Visiting Rome’s Major Sights

Whether you plan on studying abroad in Italy in the future or are planning a vacation at some point, I wanted to share some tips on visiting some of Rome’s major tourist sights that you will likely visit. 1. Colosseum Tickets to get into the Colosseum are about $18. You can book them there but ...

A Vegan Weekend in London!

With COVID restrictions lifting slowly here and there, I got the wonderful opportunity to travel to London. In a country that speaks English, I got the luxury of just requesting that my meals were vegan and not having to say “Senza latte e uovo e formagio e burro e prodotti animali per favore!!” I took ...

Eataly: The Italian Grocery Store of Your Dreams

It took me two whole months of saying that I was going to go to Eataly for me to finally make it there. Let me tell you how much I regret that! I wish that I had made the trip over there way before now! Walking into Eataly feels like walking into a grocery wonderland, ...

Day Trip to Assisi

This Saturday, two of my roommates (Erin and Lydia) and I took a day trip to Assisi. The trip was organized by my host university the American University of Rome. Assisi is in the Umbria region of Italy and is a hill town. It was the birthplace of St. Francis, one of Italy’s patron saints. ...

How Much Italian do you Need to Know?

Something that I thought a lot about before coming here is how much Italian I should know to study abroad in Italy, specifically Rome. I tried to study some Italian with the little time I had but my knowledge was limited. In this post, I’m going to go over what Italian I think you should ...

Vegan Gelato in Rome

When I was still back in the United States thinking about my trip to Italy, one of the things that saddened me most was the fact that I thought that the whole time that I was going to be here, I was going to have to watch everyone eating gelato without me. I was prepared ...

Annoyances of Life in Italy

Most times when I share stories about my time abroad with family and friends, I only share the parts that I enjoyed. While life here in Italy is amazing overall, there are a few things that I’ve had a hard time adjusting to and I wanted to write about them just so future study abroad ...

Roaming Around Rome

This weekend my friends and I decided to stay in Rome and do some things around here. On Friday, we went to see the new Dune movie that recently came out in theaters. It hasn’t come out in the US yet so it almost feels like we had early access. The movie theater was pretty ...