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Saint Rose Studies Abroad: Italy Edition

Studying abroad is one of the most exciting and alluring opportunities a Saint Rose student can experience.

For the next several weeks, we’ll profile many students who studied abroad and learn about their different experiences. Maybe, it will spark your interest. Maybe, you don’t know if studying abroad is right for you. Either way, we encourage you to reach out to the Saint Rose Study Abroad Office at studyabroad@strose.edu. With a world that’s increasingly becoming more intertwined, you won’t regret the experience.

Saint Rose Student in Italy

Jennah in Venice, Italy

Study abroad profile:

Jennah Campbell ’21, forensic psychology major

Where are you studying abroad?
Rome, Italy!

Why did you choose to study abroad?
I chose to study abroad because it has always been my dream to go to Europe, and this is an amazing opportunity that not many people get to do.

How has your experience enhanced or informed what you’re studying at Saint Rose?
I am taking all my liberal arts classes over here.

Study abroad

The Lourve in Paris, France

Did you get the opportunity to travel while studying?
Studying abroad in Italy was amazing, because it was so easy to travel. I have traveled to Ireland, Paris, France, Barcelona, Spain, and many places in Italy! I’ve gone to Florence, Sorrento, Capri, Naples, Tuscany, Venice, and many more! My experience in Paris was amazing. It was so clean, and public transportation was very easy to figure out. The food was also amazing! And of course the Eiffel Tower was beautiful. I got to go all the way up to the top, and it was breathtaking. I also went to the Louvre while I was in Paris, and it was also amazing. I got to see amazing sculptures and paintings, including the Mona Lisa. I highly suggest going to Paris if you ever get the chance!

What’s one piece of advice you’d give to a student who is contemplating studying abroad?
One piece of advice I would give someone contemplating studying abroad is take every opportunity you have to travel; it is amazing, and you really, truly find yourself. You only live once, so enjoy yourself, adventure, and reach for the stars.

What is the most interesting information you have learned so far?
I am in an art history class, which is very interesting, and I have been learning about all of the different painting techniques and how they built sculptures. I’ve also learned you need to learn how to be more responsible and learn how to do things on your own.

How have you grown as a person by experiencing different cultures or developing new friendships?
I believe I have grown so much since being on this trip. I can now cook by myself, I can travel and get around Rome by myself, and I learned how to budget my money wisely.

Saint Rose student in front of Eiffel Tower

Jennah in front of the Eiffel Tower, Paris, France

 

Study Abroad Tips:

suitcase with feet beside it

  • It’s imperative that students start thinking about their trip as early as their first year at the College. Some majors have strict course requirements that are not offered overseas. Students should plan ahead and save their general education credits for their experience abroad.
  • Our students’ financial aid packages follow them wherever they choose to go. That does not mean they shouldn’t save their money! Once they settle into their new college, they won’t stay put for long. One of the many benefits of studying abroad is the opportunity to explore — they’ll never know when a spontaneous trip to Paris might pop up!
  • When our students return from their adventures, their wanderlust stays with them. You can often find them hanging out at the Center for International Programs, volunteering at ESL programs, or attending one of the many events that the center sponsors.

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