Arcadia in Rome, Italy
Buongiorno! I'm Haley, a senior and poet at the University of Michigan studying Creative Writing & Literature. This fall, I'm taking a semester in Rome to get closer to the Italian culture while hopefully refining my language skills. I hope to learn lots about Italy and about myself during this experience, so stay tuned for introspection and adventures. Ci vediamo a Roma!
I don’t take many trips outside of Rome for a few reasons: I like to get to know my host city, I can’t afford to take trips every weekend, and I enjoy the moments of rest and quiet between busy weeks. On the offhand that I do take a side trip, coming… More
We are well into the second half of the semester, and it’s wild to consider November being so close to its end and my remaining time abroad consisting of less than a month. I’m coming to peace with this reality. For now, though, I’m revisiting the first… More
It’s been a little while, readers! After a week full of midterm exams and presentations, and then a week off for fall break, I’m back to a normal pace in Rome. By normal, I mean... I’m writing this from my bed and procrastinating. Nevertheless, I’m hoping… More
It seems counterproductive to flock to the things advertising an English label with your English-speaking friends while abroad in a non-English-speaking country. For example, visiting American-style stores and restaurants and going to see an English production… More
Rarely before have I spent a weekend asking myself and those around me, “Is this real?” in true disbelief. Then again, these past two days have been unlike anything I’ve ever experienced. I’m taking the legendary Dr. K’s food studies course this semester… More