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Studiare Days 20 & 21

I’ve been home for over 24 hours now, so I guess I’m finally rested enough to write this blog post! Friday was my last day in Rome, and as is typical for me, I tried to cram a lot in. … Continue reading

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Studiare Day 18

Class continues to go well. My two morning sessions are with one teacher who focuses on grammar and the writing and conversation. The afternoon session is with another teacher and that is just a conversation class. I do a lot … Continue reading

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Studiare Day 17

My second day of Italian classes went well. There is so much to learn about pronouns in Italian! Mamma mia! After class, I decided to finish my mission to visit all seven official pilgrimage churches of Rome, so I crossed … Continue reading

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Studiare Days 14 and 15

And you thought this trip was over?!? 🙂 Saturday morning I took a cab ride from Loyola to the small bed and breakfast I was going to stay in for one night. And when I say small, I mean three … Continue reading

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Studiare Day 13

Friday morning, we gave our final presentations and did a few wrap up activities, including writing haiku poems about our experiences. One girl mentioned including some Italian words, so of course, I took that as a challenge to write two … Continue reading

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Studiare Day 12

Thursday morning, we took a class trip to the Roman Forum and the Colisseum. We didn’t have a private guide, so we had to wait an hour to get tickets, wait another half hour while some group members took a … Continue reading

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Studiare Day 11

This morning we had two more group presentations. The first group took us to the New Equiline Market (Nuovo Mercato Esquilino). It’s a very international market that reminded me of the one my friend and I went to in Florence … Continue reading

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Studiare Day 10

Today my classmates and I started our group facilitations. Each group was assigned a book to read and then create a group field trip and activity to go with it. My group read A Thousand Splendid Suns about women in … Continue reading

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Studiare Day 9

Monday had us back in class, but class here often means a field trip, so we headed to Refugee ScART. I wish I could properly convey how amazing this place is. It was started by a woman (with a Ph.D. … Continue reading

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Studiare Days 7 and 8

Oy! I don’t have enough time to tell you about everything that happened this weekend. I’ll try to hit the highlights. In the morning, I took a train to Orvieto, a small hillside town about an hour north of Rome. … Continue reading

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