Having arrived in Rome about three weeks ago, my experience abroad has been a dream come true. Thinking back to boarding the plane in New York just a short time ago, I never imagined I would have adjusted so easily and felt at home so quickly. I thought I would be home sick and miss being at school but I have not experienced either. I cannot stop raving about Rome and the people who live here. I can already tell this experience is going to change my life and outlook on the world. Being submerged in this Italian culture has made me more accepting of other cultures and societies in a way that also enables me to draw comparisons to life in the United States.
In Rome, I have seen the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, Pantheon, and Vatican City. These unique and historical sites are so wonderful to experience first hand. In addition, I took a weekend trip to London which was amazing as well. Studying abroad in Europe has already allowed me to see things and have experiences I would have never thought possible. All these amazing experiences I am having and wonderful places I am seeing would not have happened without SAI.
Alyssa – Indiana University, Bloomington