So, we’ve been in Rome for two weeks now. Our housing has been at a “hostel-like” lodging run by religious sisters, called Fraterna Domus. I am sharing a room with Richard Pagano (right) and Thomas Ongige(left). The food is very good. I love the pasta here; it tastes better for some reason. The weather is hot but pleasant. I have been getting up early in the morning to run by the Tiber river. The traffic isn’t as crazy as I thought it would be, and the gelato tastes better than I thought it would.
–Ryan O’Neill, Rome Experience class of 2009