Author Archives: Austin Sears

About Austin Sears

I'm a junior at Loyola University Chicago majoring in sociology and minoring in urban studies and photography. The purpose of this blog is to document my semester abroad in Rome!

Finito.

I arrived home via plane on May 6th. My mom met me at the airport, where she patiently waited for me to say goodbye to the people that I had grown close to over the past four months. There were … Continue reading

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April.

Yet again, I begin a post with an apology: I am so, so sorry that I have not been updating. I didn’t realize that my last post was from Helsinki… Almost a month ago. Things are a little crazy here, … Continue reading

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Hei hei, Helsinki.

Last weekend I did something that I really never thought I would do: I went to Finland. I’ve tried a lot of new and different things this semester. If you had asked me if I would ever go to Europe … Continue reading

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Spring Break Part 3: Dublin!

Emily and I departed from London early on Thursday morning. We landed in Dublin and met our friend Erica at the airport (she had been in Paris with some of our other friends and decided to meet us in Dublin … Continue reading

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Spring Break Part 2: London!

Let me begin this post by apologizing for the lack of updates… I’ve had a lot to do for school lately, in addition to interviews for internships, volunteer positions and extracurriculars. The weather has been absolutely gorgeous in Rome for … Continue reading

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Spring Break Part 1: Paris!

Since virtually everyone on campus is out drinking for St. Patrick’s Day and pretty much everything besides bars is closed for Italy’s 150th anniversary of unification, I thought I’d sit down and pen my first of three spring break posts. … Continue reading

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Pompeii and Rome

Well, it has taken me a while to finally post about my weekend. Whoops. Unfortunately for me, the John Felice Rome Center is a real college campus with really college classes and real midterm exams. I spent my week studying … Continue reading

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