Author Archives: Nicolas V.

About Nicolas V.

I am a Cuban-American from Miami, Florida. I am plan to study Marketing with a minor in journalism. I chose Rome Start, because I wanted to not only challenge myself, but also experince a culture and lifestyle completely different from my own. The best part about Rome Start has to be the incredible people I get to share this year-long adventure with.

New Year, New Semester

With the start of the new semester, it was also the beginning of “Part 2” for the Rome Starters full year at the JFRC. As with any start to something new, we had expectations and goals for what was to … Continue reading

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A Home Away From Home

Dorm Life is one of the most integral parts of daily life at any university, and this could not be more evident than at the John Felice Rome Center (JFRC). The reason being is because at the end of each … Continue reading

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Roman Life

Living and studying in Rome could only be described as a truly magical experience. We are so fortunate to have Rome as the setting to the “starting line” of our collegiate careers, because we are living and studying in an … Continue reading

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Orientation: From Rome to Umbria

Orientation was a weeklong program filled with activities, speeches, and excursions in order to help both the freshmen and the older study abroad students get acclimated with the JFRC and the surrounding areas. In addition to getting accustomed to the … Continue reading

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Why Spend a Year in Rome?

Ideally the college freshman experience is something that most high school graduates go through at either a state or out-of-state university. So when I told people that I would be enrolling in Loyola’s Rome Start Program, I mainly received one … Continue reading

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