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Rome, Italy – Food and Culture Program (post 2)

After a month in which quickly became my favorite city, I completely fell in love with Rome. I instantly loved the culture, customs, and norms that the city has.

February was a fun month. It was the first month of traveling we got to do. I went to class and explored Rome Monday through Friday, then when the weekends came I took full advantage of it. We even had some Fridays off which made for longer getaway weekends.

My first trip outside of Italy was to Prague, Czech Republic. It was a strange feeling at first, even getting on the plane and traveling to another country (especially since I’ve never left the U.S. before). We got settled in and started exploring right away. We hit the main tourist stuff like Charles Bridge, Old Town Square, and Prague’s Astronomical Clock. It was such a cute and friendly town.

Other weekend trips in February included Paris, France, Interlaken, Switzerland, and Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Being exposed to these different countries was truly an incredible experience. I found myself comparing them to the U.S., as well as Italy. Each country is so uniquely different that I’m glad I could see firsthand.

Even with all of my weekend trips I was lucky to do this month, I was always happy to come back home to Rome.

-Madelynne Murphy

#ILLINOISabroad #ACESabroad #imagineaces

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