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Garbatella: Home to Me

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… More

Haley Winkle Arcadia in Rome, Italy


Haley Winkle


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!

Garbatella: Home to Me

Haley Winkle December 3, 2017

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

Traveling Alone, Traveling Woman

Haley Winkle November 19, 2017

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

Una Breve Pausa: Ireland, Scotland

Haley Winkle November 6, 2017

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

Being American Abroad

Haley Winkle October 16, 2017

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

Quick Question, Is This Real? A Field Study in Tuscany

Haley Winkle October 2, 2017

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

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