Today is Monday, Jan. 19, and it's my first day of classes here in Rome! I am studying at John Cabot University (America's University in Rome). I had my tour the other day, but today I got out of bed early and met my roommates for lunch on the Tiber campus (right across from the Tiber River), and then we started heading toward the other parts of campus.
John Cabot, although very close together, is made up of four main areas. There's the Tiber campus with classrooms, some offices and the dining hall. There's the Guarani campus with more classrooms, the library and the writing center. The Genicolo residence is where the students who study through John Cabot stay; the gym is also there and a few offices. The last place doesn't really have a name. It's more of a row of offices like admissions, financial aid and other offices like that. My first class is at 3 p.m. today and then my next one is right after at 4:30 p.m. It's going to take some getting used to not having class until this late in the afternoon but I'm sure I'll get used to it!
Tomorrow, I will have officially been in Rome for 7 days! And I know now that as classes are starting I'm sure my routines will get easier and easier. Tomorrow I am going on a food tour with Study Abroad Italy and that should be really fun!
Yesterday I went across the river with one of my friends that I met who is from Pittsburgh and we went to the local Steelers bar. It was so cool! Although our Steelers didn't win, we had a great time talking to other fans from here and back home!
Tonight my roommates and I are going to the grocery store to get what we need for the week (a little different from Saint Vincent).
Oh, and also there are no classes here on Fridays!
These two pictures are from Saturday and Sunday when I walked from my apartment to the Trevi Fountain and then on Sunday saw the Saint Vincent pennant hanging in the Steeler bar!