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Ciampini: Gelato for the Italian Professional

Gelaterias are all over Rome. One might argue that there are more gelaterias in Rome than there are Starbucks in an American city. However, there is no monopoly over gelato brands in Rome. So how does one decide which gelateria to try? Some basic advice I've heard is to not eat the gelato that looks… Continue reading Ciampini: Gelato for the Italian Professional

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Amalfi Adventures: Underwater ruins, sulfur mines, thermal baths, and too much Limoncello

It's wonderful that classes are typically Monday-Thursday so that we have a long weekend to travel. My weekend began with a study-based day trip to Baia on the Amalfi Coast. After a long morning drive, we loaded a boat for a tour of the underwater city ruins. Little did we know we would experience a… Continue reading Amalfi Adventures: Underwater ruins, sulfur mines, thermal baths, and too much Limoncello

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When in Rome: Why I chose to study abroad

I am asked frequently why I am studying abroad. For one, I am fortunate enough to attend a university that has international campuses, so studying abroad is very common among my classmates. Spending a semester abroad is preferred, but due to my work obligations, I must study during the summer. Additionally, I would have to… Continue reading When in Rome: Why I chose to study abroad