Welcome to my European Adventure Blog.
I'll be studying abroad with the Plan II Study Abroad in Rome Program and will be taking 2 classes: Rome and Her Many Cultures and Preserving a World City!
I'm really excited to be traveling (and you know, learning) with my band of 15 Plan II-ers and I can't wait to explore Rome.
Before classes actually start (June 1st) I'll be arriving early (May 28th) and hopefully getting accustomed to the time difference (7 hours) and doing some familiarizing. Also one of my best friends from college is coming down for a visit! I know he has a list of must-sees and to-do's in Rome, so I'm sure most of my time will be spent accompanying him around the city. On the 30th (a Saturday) we're having a welcome dinner from the program and on that Sunday the AIRC (American Institute for Roman Culture---our affiliated institution in Rome) will be taking us through Rome's historical center and temple structures beneath San Nicolain Carcere. On the 1st we have our official orientation and on the 2nd is Italian Independence Day!!!! I cannot wait to see the Italian style celebrations.
In the meantime, I'm busy planning out what I'm going to be doing in Europe after my program ends. I'm going to be going to Greece (Athens and San Tornini), followed by France (Versailles, Paris, ???), maybe even Monaco, and then Spain (Madrid, Barcelona, and Granada).
Also my parents are going to be visiting Italy during the first week of July so I'm bust planning out that adventure as well. Booking hotels, looking at train timetables, booking tickets for museum galleries, etc.
In the midst of all this I'm also in the process of applying to medical school--so things have been pretty crazy (yes, it is the week after finals too!). It's like a never ending to-do list. But I am so excited!
The next thing I need to do is book all my hostels for Spain and France and pack (this one I'm going to procrastinate on for the time being).
Well the next I'll be posting will be from Europe, so wish me luck!
PS what would be good to pack or bring along? Any suggestions?
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