Author Archives: Jessica Raboin

About Jessica Raboin

My name is Jessica Raboin and I am a first-year student in the Rome Start program at Loyola University Chicago. I am interested in studying Environmental Science/Pre-Med with minors in languages (as many as I can learn!). I enjoy running, learning languages, sewing and traveling with my best friend. Although I'm a U.S. citizen, I lived in Germany before I came to the Rome Start program.

Last Week in Roma!

Finals week and the last week have freshman year are finally here. It’s certainly astounding to think that eight months have gone by. I have five finals this week, but I am staying relaxed and getting a good amount of … Continue reading

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Firenze per il weekend

This weekend was our last free weekend before the last week of classes and then finals, so my friend and I headed to Florence. We stayed at PLUS Florence Hostel, which was a hostel chain (my personal favorite over a … Continue reading

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Easter Break!

For Easter I went to Germany to visit my host family and friends for one last time before I fly back to the states. It was actually my first Easter in Germany, because last year during Easter break I visited … Continue reading

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Academics at the John Felice Rome Center

This week I would like to talk a little bit about academics at Loyola. Following a 450 year old Jesuit tradition, Loyola believes in the value of the “Core” curriculum. The “Core”, as we all refer to it, is a … Continue reading

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Day Trip to Assisi!

On Saturday I went on the Assisi pilgrimage day trip. The trip was organized by the school and partially funded by the Director’s Fund and Campus Ministry. Although you can get to Assisi by train, it’s difficult to do in … Continue reading

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Undiscovered Roma!

My friend and I got up early on Saturday morning to explore the unexplored Rome we had yet to see. We started off in the Vatican looking for a famous café, but for some reason we couldn’t find it—then we … Continue reading

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Spring Break: Poland, Czech Republic and Germany!

My friend and I spent spring break in Krakow, Poland; Prague, Czech Republic and Munich, Germany. It was probably the best spring break I am ever going to have, and I am certainly thankful for it! In Krakow we spent … Continue reading

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