For the 2017-2018 study abroad orientation, the Center for International Programs created a new and exciting process! The meeting was held in the SPC Collaborative Lab in the Epi Tech Building with the option of attending morning or late afternoon meetings. A huge thank you to the Collaborative Lab Staff, along with Center for International … Continue reading 2017-2018 Study Abroad Orientation was a success!
My Favorite Meal While in Italy, my favorite meal was atop the mountains overlooking Rome. After a long bus ride from the city to the mountains, we stopped at a small mountainside town. When we arrived, we walked through the city for a few minutes, admiring the locals enjoying their evenings, and then found the … Continue reading My Favorite Meal and My First Train Ride In Italy with SPC!
The top reason for why I wanted to go to Italy in the first place was the style. The art, the architecture, and my surroundings in general. During this trip, I have made note of the recurring style of Italy. The everyday buildings on their own look different from what we have in the United … Continue reading Appreciating the art and architecture of Italy
During my trip in Italy, I of course explored the different ways Italians live, versus how Americans live. One thing I experienced was something we all must experience, to survive: food. My goodness, was it different. Some background: most countries, except for the United States, ban a lot of preservatives and high fructose corn syrup. … Continue reading Experiencing new food in Italy on my SPC Study Abroad program
It is almost impossible to pick just a few favorite art pieces from the country of Italy. While on my trip, I’ve seen almost every form of artwork imaginable! From sculpture, to mosaic, to painting, each piece of art had and individual purpose to offer Italy. My first chosen art piece involves many sculptures which … Continue reading Exploring almost every form of art imaginable while in Italy
As one would think the shopping in Italy was exquisite; one of my favorite locations for shopping was on the Tiber River. Every summer during the summer time, little white tents are set up all along the Tiber River where food, clothing, other vendors sell their goods. Each of the tents was unique and individual … Continue reading Shopping on the Tiber River in Italy
While in Italy, I tried many different Gelato flavors, including simple ones such as chocolate and vanilla and some less expected ones such as orange chocolate and lemon basil. The lemon basil flavor was not one that I picked, but one that fellow student, Gianna, let me try from hers. Without that flavor, I tried … Continue reading Tasting Many Gelato Flavors While On My Italy High School Study Abroad Program
During my time in Italy, I tried different types of food that I have never had before. Three of these foods are gnocchi al ragu, bruschetta with tomato, mozzarella, and basil, and linguine seafood with grilled swordfish. The gnocchi al ragu was the first dinner I had in Rome and it set the bar high … Continue reading Amazing New Food in Italy on my Study Abroad Program
The Pantheon is a piece of Roman architecture that embodies the Roman’s ability to create buildings that would seem impossible in their time. Constructed from 118-125 AD by Apollodorus of Damascus under the Emperor Hadrian, their had already been two beforehand (the first one under Emperor Augustus’ rule). The Pantheon we know today was built … Continue reading Analyzing the Pantheon and the Final Thoughts of my Experience in Italy
It is really exhausting trying to not be exhausted all the time. I have no idea if my body is just recovering from our trip or if it liked Rome so much that it decided to adopt the time there and use it as its internal clock. I have never been this tired before, though. … Continue reading Ciao Italia! Coming Home from my SPC Study Abroad Experience