We have a tentative schedule of where the Student Life assistants will be taking us throughout our 5 weeks in Rome. Obviously I'll be exploring the city a ton, but here's a look at where I'm staying and the planned excursions I'll be going on outside of the city.
John Felice Rome Center: arrive May 20th
This is what the college campus I'll be staying at looks like. Doesn't it look so picturesque? I imagine I'll be out and about most of the time, but when I'm not in the city I'm going to love just sitting outside on the lawn under that huge tree to study.
Maccarese Beach: Sunday, May 21st
I really don't know much about this place, except that we have a beachside orientation here on the 21st. Don't ask me how we're supposed to do orientation things like listen to them talk about safety and all that jazz. The ocean is RIGHT THERE!
Pompeii: Friday, May 25th
I think we've all heard the story of Pompeii--how the island was covered in ash in only a day, killing almost all of its inhabitants. Remarkably, the ash preserved many of the original structures of the city. I imagine walking through Pompeii will be like walking through a ghost town.
Vatican City: May 30th
We're going to be part of the pope's papal audience on May 30th, meaning that classes will be cancelled and we can go explore the world's smallest country the rest of the afternoon.
Assisi: June 9th
Assisi is a medieval town that is the birthplace of St. Francis, who is known for his love of animals and nature. I can't wait not only to see the history of the town but see the environment that inspired St. Francis.
Stay tuned for Part 2, listing all the specific places I'll be traveling within Rome!