Author Archives: Anna Johnson

About Anna Johnson

I am from Lake Elmo, Minnesota, a small town right outside of the Twin Cities! I am studying Business, with a focus in Marketing and maybe a minor in Italian. I chose the Rome Start program because I wanted international experience and what better way than to start my college experience here in Roma! The best part about Rome Start is having Europe at my fingertips for an entire year, and learning in the heart of the eternal city.

Cupola Climb

April 13th, 2015. The morning of my 19th birthday was spent climbing the duomo of the Basilica of St. Peter with Alejandra. It was a cool morning and when we got to St. Peter’s Square the line was already wrapped … Continue reading

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3 Weeks

April 10th, 2015 3 weeks This week I’ve been looking through pictures from throughout the year, organizing my room, and starting to mentally prepare to leave the JFRC in exactly three weeks. I can’t believe it’s already been nine months. … Continue reading

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Backtracking to Spring Break

(March 6th-13th) I’ve had this post written for a while, and am just publishing it now! Sorry everyone! For Spring Break this year, I was able to attend the “Best of the Balkans” study trip offered by the JFRC. This … Continue reading

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Falling for Verona

March 28th-March 30th Kiara and I took the train early Saturday morning to the north of Italy and spent the afternoon in Bologna. It was our first time on the frecciarosa fast trains and certainly will not be our last. … Continue reading

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Perogies and Polish History

(February 20th – February 22nd) This weekend I had the opportunity to travel to Warsaw, Poland with another Rome Starter, Alejandra and an upperclassman, Mairead. We flew in Friday morning and explored the Old Town district after quite the struggle … Continue reading

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Living like the Italians

(February 17th) This week I spent a lot of time in Rome. I took time every day to leave the green gates of Loyola and do some exploring. I went to a new museum, two new restaurants, and three new … Continue reading

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Budapest my, my Hidden Treasure Chest

(January 30th-February 2nd) I went to Budapest, Hungary this past weekend with some other Rome Start girls. We booked our tickets the middle of last semester for really cheap, and we didn’t really know much about the city. Sometimes we … Continue reading

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