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Taylor Weaver, ’19

If you could live anywhere in the world, where would you live and why?

I’m not exactly sure, but definitely in the city (preferably someplace warm).

What is something that nobody knows about you?

I skipped finals my senior year of high school to audition for The Voice… You can probably guess how that turned out – lol.

What made you want to study abroad?

I considered picking up a minor in International Business, so when I found out that I could intern at Temple Rome it seemed like the perfect opportunity to figure out if it interests me. Plus I’ve always wanted to go to Europe!

What is your favorite spot in Rome (place to study, eat, site-see, etc.)?

I really like Trastevere! There are so many shops and restaurants; it really has that classic cute Italian town vibe.

What is the coolest thing that you’ve done so far while abroad?

Probably hiking 8 miles through the mountains in Cinque Terre. It was exhausting, but the views were definitely worth it!

What do you like most about your classes at Temple University Rome?

I love that Temple University Rome offers internships as a course option. It’s a unique, hands on experience that will give me something to talk about in interviews and add to my resume.

What did you get out of this experience and how will it help you with your professional goals?

I feel like I’ve kind of mastered getting comfortable with being uncomfortable. Going to a new country and not knowing anyone is a complete lifestyle change that has made me more confident, independent, and self-aware. I think that will definitely be helpful when I’m transitioning from college into starting a career.

What advice would you give to students thinking about attending Temple University Rome in the future?

If you’re on the fence about it, do it!!! I was really unsure for a while, but it was one of the best experiences of my life!

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