Adventures Abroad

As I was waiting in line to enter St. Peter’s Basilica during my last full day in Rome, I met a group of students from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh who were in my same shoes. …

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I was 11 years old when I fell in love with public transportation. Now, when I got to Rome I wasn’t expecting New York City level transit or anything, but that little part of 11-year-old …

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As my alarm chirped at 6 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 5, I had a thought that only the laziest, most exhausted college students could have — and one I never imagined myself thinking.  “How badly …

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When I told my relatives over winter break that I was going to be studying abroad at Loyola’s John Felice Rome Center (JFRC) this semester, they all had pretty much the same reaction. “You’re going …

Adventures Abroad

After five weeks of pushing myself to my academic limits in Loyola’s summer program at the John Felice Rome Center, I was more than ready for a break. The program gives returning students one week …

Adventures Abroad

“You have a one-hour layover in Dublin,” my mom said. “It’s just two easy flights. You’ll be in Rome by tomorrow morning.” Standing at the doors of O’Hare International Airport in Chicago on May 16, …

Adventures Abroad

It has been said that life is about the journey, not the destination. I would like to add an asterisk to this statement, as it does not apply if the journey involves a long-distance Vietnamese …

Adventures Abroad

Being adventurous sometimes means compromising being a cheapskate. At this point in the semester, I have excused myself from spending $5 per day countless times. Sometimes it’s justified, but sometimes I mess up in expensive …