Elizabeth Huppert '12

Elizabeth Huppert '12I went to Rome on the Intercollegiate Center for Classical Studies (through Duke University).  The highlights of the program included built in travel weeks with my program (we toured Sicily for 10 days on one trip, which was amazing, and on a second trip stayed at my program director's villa in Campania. I loved Rome but it was also exciting to see other parts of the country), class/lectures on site (the majority of the class structure of my program was hiking through ruins and going on field trips rather than sitting in a classroom because we were studying classics/archeology), and it was great was getting to know the other people on my program.  Learning about classics/archeology/art history is a lot more powerful when you can see the actual ruins and sites of the things you're learning about. Recommendations: Keep an open mind and be willing to try new things because study abroad is about meeting new people and experiencing new places as much as it is about taking classes.