Bongiorno! My name is Hope (and trust me, I’ve heard every pun in the book) and I am a second year student at Arcadia University. I was born and raised in small-town Southern Maryland, but that never stopped me from developing a passion for travel—so much so that my ultimate career goal is to work somewhere in foreign service. As an International Studies major with a concentration in the Mediterranean, I am headed off to the Eternal City. Follow along with me this semester as I attempt to “do as the Romans do”!