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Spotlight: The Rome Center

Traveling from Dayton, Ohio, to study abroad through the First-Year Experience in Rome alongside eighteen rising sophomores was an adventure of a lifetime. My expectations of the studying abroad was that I would be completely immersed into Italy’s culture with fellow Catholic University students by my side. Before even applying to the program, I was highly encouraged to travel to Italy by my fellow classmates who … Continue reading Spotlight: The Rome Center

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Swapping Zucchettos with Pope Francis

Last semester, I was lucky enough to study abroad at Catholic University’s Rome Center in the Eternal City. Towards the end of my four months in this historic place, I had the opportunity to attend a Papal Audience in St. Peter’s Square with Pope Francis. In preparation for this event, I stopped by Barbiconi, an ecclesiastical tailor near the Pantheon, to pick up a white … Continue reading Swapping Zucchettos with Pope Francis