We ended June and started July with the busiest week of the summer! With the beginning of this month we received eight new interns on site! Preparing for their arrival has definitely kept us busy, but we are glad to finally have everyone on site in Rome. And I finally have two new roommates! After the CIS Grand Tour students and staff left, I was left in the apartment alone. I am so glad to have new roommates and to help the new interns adjust to their new homes in The Eternal City. Although jet-lagged and tired, all the interns seemed very excited about arriving in Rome. For most of them it is their first time in Europe!
After hours of airport pick-ups and running around giving housing orientations, we finally had the group together and were able to enjoy a delicious Roman dinner at our favorite place, Ai Spaghettari, The restaurant is located at Piazza San Cosimato in Trastevere, giving us an opportunity to begin showing the interns the area in which they will live in for the next few weeks. At Ai Spaghettari the interns had their first taste of Italy! Everyone loved the food and was stuffed after dinner! To walk off the food, RomeSAE staff member, Justin, took us all on a walking tour of Trastevere. We lead the interns to Piazza Santa Maria and walked through the crowds of locals out for dinner and drinks in Trastevere. Justin and I suggested places for them to go out for gelato, an aperitivi, or dinner. All of them were eager and enthusiastic about spending their free time exploring the area. They all live in apartments that are walking-distance to central Trastevere, making it very easy to spend their days off among locals trying out the local cafes, pizzerias, gelaterias, restaurants, and all that Trastevere has to offer,
All the interns will have a very productive summer in the Eternal City, but will of course have time to explore Rome and all its beauty. The interns will be working in fields ranging from communications, marketing, accounting, marketing in medical care, architecture, and international relations. We are all very excited to have them on site and assist them during their stay in Rome.
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