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Finally Here!

Posted by Emily Samara on Fri, Jan 15, 2016 @ 08:52 AM

It's day three here in Rome and, after all the walking and eating, I notice how adjusted I am becoming to living the Roman life. I arrived on Tuesday around 4:30 and was shuttled to my apartment here in the city. All of my roommates were already here and unpacking, so I had some catching up to do. 

We decided to go out to our first Italian restaurant and this is when we learned that 6:30 is a little too early for Italians. We were the first and only people in the restaurant and left right as the next people were coming in! 

On Wednesday, we took a tour of John Cabot and got to meet some of the other people in the SAI (Study Abroad Italy) program. We had a few hours in between appointments, so a few of the other students and I went exploring. 


Rome is a great city full of beautiful streets and restaurants and architecture. Even just walking around is so fun and a great way to learn more about how Italians live their lives here. I am so excited for classes to start next week; both of John Cabot's campuses are so beautiful and so far the students I have met are so nice and welcoming. 

This weekend I am taking an Italian course just so I can have the basics of the language which might help a little. My roommates and I also decided we are going to explore Rome some more which means walking, taking photos, eating and more walking! 

Ciao from Roma

Topics: study abroad, Italy, Rome, Emily Samara, Exploring

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