Category: American University of Rome (AUR)

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Planning Weekend Trips

While studying abroad it is normal to take weekend trips to places nearby. Before coming here I had a list of places I wanted to go that was filled with both well known must see destinations like Venice and Florence and recommendations from family and friends. Many people I know have already taken trips to ...

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What I Ate this weekend in the Amalfi Coast

If I had to choose three words to describe this past weekend, I would choose chaotic, charming, and not-vegan-friendly. I knew that traveling around Italy was not going to be the easiest thing, but I definitely overestimated the amount of food options that I would have available to me. This is not to say that ...

5 Culture Shocks of Life in Italy

Although I’ve only been in Rome for a few weeks, I have noticed many differences in my experiences in Italy versus the United States. In this post I will talk about 5 culture shocks that have stood out to me. While most of these I was somewhat aware of going into my time abroad, they ...

Getting Settled In

I arrived in Rome, Italy on Thursday August 26th and I feel as though the fact that I am studying abroad didn’t set in until several hours after I arrived. I am living the life that my past self dreamed about and that my somewhat recent past self was spending every moment preparing for. A ...

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Preparing to Spend 4 Months in Italy

I knew going into my freshman year at Drexel that I had an interest in studying abroad. Knowing this and little beyond that, I decided to attend a Study Abroad 101 session that was held during my fully online Welcome Week. During the presentation, one of the speakers mentioned a program in Rome that specifically ...