Student of the Week Kristen Lesenko

Kristen Lesenko

Where are you from?     

I am from Doylestown Pennsylvania, an hour away from Philadelphia.

What school do you go to?     

I go to Temple University in Philadelphia.

What made you choose to study abroad at Temple Rome?     

I have always commuted to school and have never lived on campus, so this was a great way for me to be on my own and to meet new friends while also traveling through Europe.

What has been your favorite school experience?     

My favorite school experience was the cooking class event. I went with great people and the chefs were amazing hosts. I enjoyed my food and learning about Italian cuisine.

What has been your favorite overall experience?     

My favorite experience overall experience has been my trip to Amsterdam. Everyone there was super nice and helpful. I visited the Anne Frank house which was very interesting and informative. The Anne Frank museum is definitely my favorite museum so far. I also enjoyed interning at Temple Rome.  I learned a lot in my Marketing field and gained experience that will be beneficial for me in my future.

What do you hope to accomplish before leaving?     

Since I only have a week left, I accomplished most of what I wanted to do.  I hope to get good grades on my finals and to climb up the steps in St. Peter’s Basilica, since I haven’t gotten the chance to do that yet.