Being Welcomed Abroad: Guest Post from Rome

This post originally appeared in The Defender ; Saint Michael’s College student-run weekly newspaper. API study abroad Rome student, Audrey Sinclair authored the post and you can view it here. “SMC student welcomed abroad despite concerns” By Audrey Sinclair During my first week living in Trastevere, a neighborhood in Rome, I took baby steps into the […]

Overcoming Fear to Set Your World on Fire

This post is from our official student blogger, Gianluca D’Elia. Gianluca is a Junior Journalism major with a minor in Political Science from Rider University. When I first arrived in Italy, I had not gotten the best start to my semester. And that’s OK. Because if you go into a semester abroad thinking it will […]

Travelling Alone and Finding Your Heritage- a Photo Essay

This post is from our official student blogger, Gianluca D’Elia. Gianluca is a Junior Journalism major with a minor in Political Science from Rider University. The decision to travel alone can be a scary one. Several of my friends abroad travel in a group, with their roommates or at least with one friend. But when […]

Don’t Forget the ‘Study’ Part of Studying Abroad

This post is from our official student blogger, Gianluca D’Elia. Gianluca is a Junior Journalism major with a minor in Political Science from Rider University. During a weekend trip with API to Florence, Italy, I met a couple at a pizzeria who were from New Jersey. Being the nosy North Jerseyan I am, I asked […]

The World is Art

This post is from guest blogger and current student in Rome, Rebecca Lester. Rebecca is currently studying at Cornell University and blogging on “voices from Cornell abroad”. This essay, “The World is Art” was originally published here. You can read the rest of Rebecca’s work here. Anyone who has seen me the past few weeks […]

Chowing Down on Chocolate in Perugia

This post is from our official student blogger, Gianluca D’Elia. Gianluca is a Junior Journalism major with a minor in Political Science from Rider University. Italy is one of the world’s healthiest countries, but don’t let that fool you into thinking we can’t make some of the world’s best desserts — from tiramisu and gelato […]

Witnessing History In Vatican City

This post is from our official student blogger, Gianluca D’Elia. Gianluca is a Junior Journalism major with a minor in Political Science from Rider University. At times, living in Rome is not too different from living in the U.S. For example, you can still go to the supermarket and buy Philadelphia cream cheese and “Despicable […]

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