Veni, Vidi, Vici (I came, I saw, I conquered). These are the famous words Julius Caesar wrote to the Roman Senate after a quick victory. But, in some ways, they apply to the students from the Lasallian University Center for Education (LUCE) in Rome. As the students return to the United States this week, they can say “I came to Rome, saw a great deal, and successfully completed my courses”.
Ethan Justice of Romeoville, Ill., said, “I will remember the gelato, walking around the city, and the many historical sites. One thing will say in my mind; it is the experience of living away from my family and making new friends.”
“When I was thinking about the Rome program, I kept thinking ‘once in a lifetime experience.’ ” I can now say that I have done all of these amazing things, like visit Assisi, Florence, and Venice. But, most importantly, I lived and studied in Rome for 3 months,” Justice concluded.
Adeline Tassone of the Bridgeport Chicago neighborhood added, “I learned so much about myself, and I am forever grateful for this experience. I think I grew as a person here. When I first got here, I was shy and not that independent. Now, I go out on my own sometimes. I have been able to think about my life, and who I am.”
Contact Chris Swanson in the Lewis University Office of Study Abroad at email@example.com for more information on this and other programs.