Now that I have returned from my study abroad, I have been getting a lot of questions about the experience. Sometimes, the questions can be very repetitive. I figured the best way for me to share all of the basic and best information is in a blog post. Keep reading for some of my highlights! Which Program Did You Choose? CEA Rome: Theology and Religious Studies What Classes Did You Take? Italian (occasional class trips) History and Theology of the Papacy (always in-class) New Testament in the Eternal…

A day in Florence is an art experience all on its own without stepping inside an art museum. I mean, there are lots of museums you can visit of course. A couple that I have visited are the Accademia di Belle Arti Firenze and Museo Nazzionale Alinari Della Fotografia. The Accademia is home to the famous Michelangelo sculpture “David,” among others of his works. The museum was beautiful and it should definitely be on your list of places to visit when in Florence besides Italy alone.  This room…

 Pizza from The ClubHouse Italy has a reputation of mastering the perfect dish, or two, or all. Before I left for Florence, I read that the meals here would cost me €50 on average. I did panic a bit and told myself I was allowed to go out and treat myself once or twice a month. Trust me it was a misunderstanding on my part and I learned that the easy way. I went out to eat the week I arrived and to this day I go out…

“So, which countries do you guys want to go to in the next four months?” If someone had told me that my three random roommates from Providence College and University of Tennessee would greet me with that phrase twenty minutes after meeting them, I wouldn’t have believed you.  The moment I stepped into my apartment in Rome and met my roommates, I knew I was in for the ride of my life. After a few minutes of introduction and lots of laughs we started making a huge list…