I hope you all had a wonderful summer break. It’s hard to believe that summer is almost over. I’m currently back at school preparing for sorority recruitment, and I’m so excited for classes to start next week! I’m really looking forward to this semester. I’m thrilled to be a Freshman Academy Coach this year! Most importantly, I cannot wait to be reunited with everyone I became friends with during the Viterbi Overseas Program trip to Rome this summer!
I, along with 51 other engineers, had the incredible opportunity to study abroad for the summer through the Viterbi Overseas Program. The program was for 7 weeks in Rome this summer, although the location changes every year, rotating between various European cities including Paris and London. The program is fantastic because our professors actually go abroad with us, so I got to take USC classes taught by USC professors—just in Rome rather than Los Angeles! During the program, I took Advanced Writing for Engineers (WRIT 340) and Engineering Economics (ISE 460). I learned so much during those 7 weeks!
One of my favorite parts about the program was the ability to travel on the weekends. The university had some amazing weekend trips planned for us including one trip to Florence and one trip to the Amalfi Coast! The Amalfi Coast weekend was easily one of my favorite moments of the trip. Along with planned university trips, we had two free weekends. Patrick and I went to Milan, Lake Como, and Venice one weekend, and we stayed with my Uncle Mike in Germany the other weekend. A lot of people in my program decided to go to Madrid, Paris, and Croatia during those weekends!
Overall, I had a wonderful time with the program this summer, and I would absolutely recommend it to anyone! If you have any questions about studying abroad with Viterbi, please email me! I’d love to tell you more about it!