Welcome! My name is Jessica Lawlor and I am a senior public relations student at Temple University. I'm studying abroad this summer at Temple University's Rome campus for six weeks. After Rome, I'm going to Greece for 10 days with my friends Reilly, Melissa and Erica.
I've traveled quite a bit to the Caribbean Islands, but never to Europe. I can't wait to immerse myself in the culture.
I've been taking Italian for a year now, so I'm comfortable with the basics, but I'm really nervous to engage in conversation with locals. I'm definitely not confident with full conversations yet, but I'm excited to try my best and hopefully become a better Italian speaker. I'd love to become fluent.
Traveling abroad for 6 weeks is definitely going to be a new experience for me. I've always been very close to my family and get homesick pretty easily. You're reading the blog of the girl who could only go to school in New York for one semester before she had to transfer to Temple University to be close to her family! It will be a challenge for me to be away from my home and family, but I know that I need to learn to become more independent, and this is the first step to getting there!
I leave for Rome in 3 days! I hope you will follow me on my European adventure. I'll be updating this blog often, so you can always check back at this link. If you're more tech savvy, please subscribe to my blog by clicking the orange button on the left hand side. I'll also be twittering away while I'm abroad, so if you are on Twitter, be sure to follow me! I'd love to hear from you, so if you ever have any advice or suggestions, please leave me a comment by clicking on the comment button at the end of each post.