<p>Amanda is a junior at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, majoring in Economics and Contemporary European Studies with a Philosophy, Politics and Economics minor. After graduation, she wishes to travel frequently while working with international trade and diplomacy. Her idea of a perfect day is enjoying an Orioles victory at Camden Yards followed by fresh crab cakes in Baltimore's Inner Harbor. She is excited to achieve Italian fluency,visit every Roman museum, find the perfect scoop of gelato and argue about soccer with locals at the neighborhood café.</p>
Blogs by Amanda Sztein
Interview with La Sapienza Students
My Italian class visited the Villa Mirafiori campus of La Sapienza to talk with university students. I discovered that despite all the differences, college...
The Art of Adapting - Athens Edition
A friend and I were incredibly excited for a weekend trip to Athens. When everything started going wrong, we had to use the art of adapting to turn our weekend...
A Marvelous Easter Weekend in Rome
Two of my dearest friends from UNC visited me over Easter Weekend. We had a busy day, a rainy Easter Sunday at the Vatican and the best Monday of my life.
Mid-Life (in Rome) Crisis
When I started flipping through a Rome guidebook and saw how much I had left to do, I entered a mid-life (in Rome) crisis. Here are a few things I've done that...
5 Best Things about Hosting Family and Friends in Rome
One of the best parts about being in Rome is that you get to show visitors all of your favorite things! Here's my Top 5 about hosting guests in the Eternal City...
A Day Trip to Napoli
A few of my IES friends and I spontaneously decided to take a day trip to Napoli. We arrived without a map or plan.
In honor of Valentine's Day, here are a few of my unexpected favorite things. The Roman attitude, buildings, churches and trains all make an appearance!
A quick two day trip to see Tuscan Treasures Pisa and Lucca.
4 Goals for 4 Months in the Eternal City
Join me as I outline my four main goals for my semester abroad!