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University of Michigan Ann Arbor
Alison Haskell, Alumni Ambassador
what's one story or important aspect you always share about your time abroad?
One important aspect of my time abroad was embracing the newness of everything and approaching every day as a new adventure. Whether it was going to a different location for class, visiting a new museum, or finding a new cafè to study in, each day holds a new adventure. Although it can be a lot of transition at once, accepting the newness and even seeking further to find new opportunities fueled the excitement throughout my time abroad.
how did you engage with the local community while abroad?
One of my favorite ways to engage with local community while abroad was going to a local cafe around the corner from my apartment. The cafe owner became a good friend to my roommates and I, and he helped us to discover many things that Rome had to offer that we never would've known without the help of a local! Going to the cafè for coffee in the morning, or for an aperitif in the evening was the best way to meet Roman locals, engage in Italian culture, try new foods, and make friends!