For the past six weeks, I’ve been studying in Rome with the Viterbi School of Engineering.  It has been such a rush so far and I can’t believe we only have one week left.  I’m taking two classes here: Writing 340 and Engineering Economy.  Writing 340 has actually been much more enjoyable than I expected.  We’re essentially studying how engineers can communicate effectively, which I know will be useful in my future career.  Engineering Economy is also quite interesting.  We are learning about the time value of money and how we can incorporate economics into engineering decisions.

Of course the most valuable experiences I’ve had so far here have been the cultural ones.  I’ve been lucky enough to travel quite a bit since getting to Rome.  So far I’ve visited Orvieto, Florence, Venice, Sorrento, Capri, Pompei, Assisi, and Nice, France.  Each place has been so vastly different and I’m really getting a great view of Italy.  After the program ends I’m planning to visit Barcelona, London, Athens, and Santorini, Greece.  I expect this trip will be a little more relaxed as I won’t have homework looming over me.  Check out some pictures below of my trip so far.