Cory Smith rss Rome, Fall 2011

Cory Smith is a junior at The College of Wooster in Wooster, Ohio, but comes from Denver, Colorado. As an Anthropology major with a minor in Art History, time in Italy seems like the perfect fit. In addition to appreciating culture and art, she spends her time at Wooster as a player on the women's varsity tennis team, a member in Pi Kappa sorority, and a mentor for children in the COW 4 Kids program. She enjoys both taking and viewing photographs from all varieties of time and place as well as creating and indulging in all types of cuisine. Having spent time abroad as a tourist in Europe as well as Central and South America, Cory is eager to dive right into the local Italian life and sharing her perspective and daily experiences with you.

Cory's Posts

  • An Unforgettable Semester in Roma

    Throughout the semester, there was always some challenge in my way testing my problem solving skills or patience and by the end I feel like I can take on anything. At the end of the semester, I even traveled to Barcelona by myself and stayed with a friend, and felt so comfortable exploring all of Barcelona by myself for the weekend.

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  • Must Do Favorites

    There are so many great things to do and see in Rome!

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    Roman Holidays

    The Christmas spirit here has been so strong. Store fronts have been decorated and Piazza Navona turned into a huge Christmas Market/Carnival. Huge Christmas trees decorate every monument.

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    Love the Field Studies

    I chose Rome for my study abroad. It’s been so unbelievably great! Almost every week, my art history class goes on a field study to locations all over Rome, which house so many of the art works I have studied over the years.

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  • Traveling Beyond the Boot (Continued)

    A few weekends after Fall Break, my roommate and I traveled to the Netherlands to visit friends and see Utrecht and Amsterdam.

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    Traveling Beyond the Boot

    End of October, we had Fall Break which gave us all a great opportunity to explore more of Europe. Some friends and I traveled to Dublin, London, and then Paris.

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  • Home Sweet Rome

    Although most visitors stay within the historic part of Rome, I have come to really enjoy my neighborhood Monteverde and nearby Trastevere. It first seemed like another residential area of a large city, but we’ve come to love the local Roman neighborhood.

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  • Weekend Travels within Italy

    When I came to Rome, I was so excited to explore the city and of course travel to other countries in Europe, but I hadn’t thought of all the great places to go within Italy.

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    Under the Tuscan Sun

    It was a beautiful and relaxing weekend! We visited five different towns and had guided tours planned in most of them, along with free time to do our own exploring and shopping.

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    A Typical Day in Roma

    We are definitely getting into more of a routine with the exception of our spontaneous visits to museums, monuments, and other amazing places in Rome and soon throughout Europe.

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    Il Cibo! (aka food!)

    The food here has been all it’s said to be. Every ingredient is very fresh, hardly any of the food we’ve had has been mass produced in a factory, and each restaurant has its own unique take on the traditional plates.

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    Benvenuti a Roma!

    In regards to exploring Rome, the location of the IES center is amazingly close to several of the most popular sites. Castel Sant’Angelo is just across the river from the center, and St. Peter’s can be seen just a couple blocks down from that!

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  • A New Chapter: Anticipation, Nerves, but Overall Excitement

    Everyone I know who has gone abroad has told me “You have to do it!” “It is an amazing experience!” “Go abroad!!!” So I am!

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