Category: American University of Rome (AUR)

Frascati Wine Tour

This past Friday I had the opportunity to go on a wine tour and tasting that was organized by my marketing for travel and tourism professor. We took a bus out of Rome and drove an hour south to Frescati where we toured Cantina Imperatori. This is a privately owned vineyard and olive orchard that ...

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Visit to Vatican City

This Friday, we went to the Vatican Museums. Our tickets were scheduled for 1pm so we had some time in the morning before we had to be there. We all ended up sleeping in a bit after a busy week at school (I had 3 tests on Thursday). I quickly ate a yogurt shortly before ...

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The “Study” in Study Abroad

Something I haven’t written about since coming here is my classes and what it is like to actually study in another country. I am attending an American university where classes are taught in English and most of the students are from the US so my experiences learning here probably differ much less than other study ...

Sunset in Sorrento

I went on a trip run by the American University of Rome to Southern Italy this weekend. We went to Naples, Sorrento, Capri, and Pompeii. They coordinated our accommodations which also included breakfast and dinner at the hotel we stayed along with an open itinerary of where we were going to be when. Visiting four ...

Do’s & Don’t’s of Study Abroad

After being here for over a month, I believe I have learned a lot from my experiences that I want to share with others so I decided to do a do’s and don’ts list of studying abroad. Don’t Stay Inside Your Comfort Zone Just the act of traveling to a foreign country to live there ...

Weekend in Genova

This weekend some of my roommates and I took a trip to Genova in Northwest Italy. We spent 3 jam packed days there so I’ll only go through a few key highlights from my trip. We arrived in Genoa at 6am and everything was still closed and the sun hadn’t risen yet. After a delicious ...

There Are Fruit Trees Everywhere!!

I spent the lockdown summer of 2020 working on a 55 acre farm as a farm hand. During that time, I fell in love with being surrounded by beautiful, vibrant and fruitful produce plants 24/7. When I thought about moving to Rome, I was ready to put aside my love for natural foliage and adjust ...

Study Abroad Essentials

When I was preparing to study abroad, I did a lot of research regarding what I should bring with me. I watched YouTube videos, read articles and blog posts, anything that would make me feel more confident and prepared. I know that everyone can do the same research I did so I wanted to make ...

Vegan Friendly Restaurants in Rome

As I have established in previous blog posts, I was very unprepared for how the vegan lifestyle was going to work in Italy. However, fast forward one whole month and I am prepared with protein packed snacks, have meal prep in the refrigerator and a list of restaurants on my phone with vegan options that ...

Grocery Shopping In Rome

One of the first things we did after getting settled into our apartment was go grocery shopping. In my day to day life, I don’t typically take many risks and prefer to stick with what I’m comfortable with. However, this study abroad opportunity has already put me out of my comfort zone in ways that ...