I had always known I wanted to study abroad. One of my main criteria for picking a university to attend was who would let me study abroad, and who make it the easiest. It wan’t news to anyone when I said I was leaving, what surprised everyone was how long I was going to be gone. I was fortunate to have the amazing opportunity to study abroad in four different countries, and I fell in love with all of them, some more than I thought I would. My…

Almost exactly three months ago I was sitting in my room in England freaking out over the fact that I had to return to America in a few days. I knew that my school offered something for returning students when they came back home so I jumped on the website to look for it. That is how I learned about the LFA conference in Washington. LFA stands for Lessons From Abroad Conference and is geared towards students who have returned home from studying abroad. The conference is designed…

Rome was full of surprises from the moment I stepped off the plane and saw a palm tree (I had no idea there would be palm trees in Rome!). Driving to my soon-to-be home, I was immediately amazed by a city that I was completely unfamiliar with. I chose to study in Rome because I saw it in history books and knew it had a lot to offer. Besides that, I had no knowledge of the city or the Italian culture, really. I knew that the adventures ahead…

This video takes you on a virtual tour through my beautiful apartment in Rome, Italy! Check out the stunning view, cozy furnishings, and the authentic Italian character my apartment-mates and I have the pleasure of experiencing everyday! Alexandra Harbour is the Spring 2016 CEA MOJO Photographer in Rome, Italy. She is currently a junior at the Providence College. 

This is a tour of our apartment in Rome, Italy. It is located right next to the Vatican and many of the famous sites. Housing six girls for the semester, it provided an awesome home away from home! Emma Barnard  is the Fall 2015 CEA MOJO Photographer  in Rome, Italy. She is currently a sophomore at the University of Georgia.

Welcome to Prati! Watch as I show you around my Rome home streets for the last three months. It’s like MTV Cribs, but better! Except you won’t see my apartment or cars (for clarification in reality I only have one) or my crazy, three-story closet (I wish). But what you will see is Cola di Rienzo-one of the busiest shopping streets, an indoor food market, Piazza Cavour, Castel Sant’ Angelo, and my personal favorite…the Vatican–sporting its newly decorated Christmas tree. Enjoy! Courtney Blanchard is the Fall 2015 CEA…

Living in a new place can be scary, but once you become regulars at new restaurants, then it doesn’t seem so scary after all! I discovered some amazing eateries in Rome and I wish I could take them home with me! Here is a list of some of my favorite places. (I ate at all of these at least once a week while I studied abroad!) Prisco Ristorante in Roma Via Fabio Massimo, 91, 00192 Roma Phone: 06 3211 1780 Favorite Dish: Jumbo shrimp in avocado tartar, and spaghetti with clams and zucchini…

This video is a tour of the facilities at the CEA Center in Rome. It has two floors with multiple classrooms, a study area, and a computer lounge. Below the Center is a cafe where it is easy to grab a quick expresso between classes! Emma Barnard is the Fall 2015 MOJO Photographer in Rome, Italy. She is currently a junior at the University of Georgia.  

After a semester studying abroad in Rome, here are a few tips that I have learned along the way. Land in Italy with high hopes and optimism. You may be missing your family, but you have an incredible next few months lined up for you. Eat every sort of Italian food you can get your hands on. Pizza, gelato, Panini, tramezzini, cannoli, rigatoni… you get the idea. Be a tourist. You are always going to look like a tourist, so just embrace it. Respect the culture. Try to speak Italian and learn the…

  Rome is a very unique city. I have visited many different cities this semester, like Barcelona, Prague, Dublin, London, Zurich, Vienna, and Salzburg, but I am so lucky to have called Rome my home for the past four months. Upon arriving here, there were a few things I noticed about the Italian way of life which were different than back home. First of all, there are Vespas everywhere! People park anywhere and everywhere, and they drive exactly how they park- -insanely. One piece of advice I received…