Leaving Italy


After spending six wonderful weeks in Italy, it was finally time to return back to the States. To say I was sad, would be an understatement. Never again, will I have the opportunity to live in a different country and embrace myself into the culture.

Last morning in Rome at the Trevi Fountain

Although my study abroad trip was on the shorter side, I still learned many things. Not only did I learn about the Italian and European culture, but I learned about myself. The last few days, I went around the city and explored by myself. I walked an hour just to visit the Borghese Gardens! I learned that I can be independent half way across the world. I also learned that I love Rome and their way of life!

Along my trip, I met many great people! Especially my two roommates, who I hope to remain friends with after the trip. We met so many other people in our program and on other trips that made the experience of studying abroad even better! I also loved exploring Europe with one of my best friends! It is something we are going to remember forever.

If you are thinking about studying abroad, I definitely recommend it. At first, I thought it was too much work to organize and plan, but it was totally worth it and I would do it over again in a heartbeat.

I am definitely going to miss passing the Capitol Museum everyday and stumbling upon the Colosseum when walking around. But, most of all I am going to miss Trastevere. Trastevere became my home for six weeks! Whenever we left Rome for the weekend, we couldn’t wait to get back to our home in Trastevere. I already miss the pizza shop across the street that I would visit daily! If you ever make your way to Rome, make sure to visit Trastevere. It is a wonderful neighborhood, with wonderful food, cute shops, and great music.

Rome, thank you for an amazing six weeks that I will never forget! Ciao!!

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