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The Return

 

The first time that I arrived in Rome, I remember being nervous and anxious about what was going to happen over the next eight weeks. This time around I arrived with a smile on my face like I was returning home. My first day back in the city I decided to just walk with no real destination in mind, the best way to reacquaint yourself in my opinion. I was pleasantly surprised with how well I was able to navigate the city and find one of my favorite pasta places. When you first arrive Rome seems like such a big place (it is) and you feel like you will always be lost, but I always feel like I know where I am at and where I want to go. After a few days of readjusting to the Rome experience, it was time to start my internship. This was my chance to really experience what the life of an Italian citizen is like. Starting at 7:47am I caught the regional train into Rome, this is a very popular commuter train for school kids, business people, and everything in between. When I arrived in Termini station (the main train station in Rome) it was time to take on the subway. As I stuffed myself onto the train (tips for commuting coming soon) I was really starting to feel the nerves of starting a new job. Five stops and a short walk later I was in front of the USO Rome office. As I entered the staff of the office greeted me and they were so welcoming and nice. They showed me around the office and told me some of the things that I was going to be doing during my internship. This made me so excited to see what this internship and experience will hold.

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– Joey Hammers

Monday, March 13th, 2017    Subscribe  No Comments »

About Me!

Hello Everyone!

For this post I wanted to tell you guys more about who I am and how I’ve been given this opportunity to Intern in Rome, Italy. My name is Joey Hammers and I am a 5th year senior at Walsh University majoring in Communications. I transferred from Ohio University Zanesville in the Fall of 2015 after getting an Associate’s Degree in Electronic Media. After graduation I want to work in advertising or a related field. As I write this post I sit on a train headed from Walsh University’s campus in Castel Gandolfo headed into the Eternal City. I fell in love with the city of Rome, Italy one year ago when I participated in the Walsh University Spring 2016 Rome Experience. During the Spring 2016 Rome Experience, an eight-week intensive semester, where Rome became my classroom, I learned about culture, history, language, and my place as a global citizen. I also had the opportunity to try all of the amazing food, see the historical monuments that I grew up reading about, and the chance to live a big city lifestyle that was completely new to me. After those short 8 weeks were finished I had to go back home, but I knew that I had to return.

In the Fall of 2016 I approached Mike Cinson, the Director of Global Learning and Rachel Hosler, the Assistant Dean of Experiential Learning asking, “How can I get back to Rome?” They asked if I as interested in participating in an abroad internship and I jumped at the opportunity. It wasn’t long after that I found myself make flight arrangements. Working with the Rome Site Director, Danilo Mori, an internship was found working with the USO in Rome. The USO (United Service Organizations) is an American organization that helps US military men and women. The USO Rome holds special events around the city and helps veterans who want to visit Rome. I will be in Rome for 8 weeks getting to see the city from a whole new perspective, while gaining work experience that will help me as I look for a career. I can’t wait to share all of my experiences with you and I hope that it will make you want to pursue a global internship as well.

-Joey Hammers

Sunday, March 5th, 2017    Subscribe  No Comments »

Welcome to the Global Learning Rome, Italy Internship Blog

Hello everyone!

My name is Joey Hammers and I am a senior at Walsh University. The Global Learning Program offered me the very unique opportunity to do an Internship in Rome, Italy. Over the next 10 weeks I will be using this blog to share my experiences, photos, and tips that may help future students that participate in the program. I look forward to sharing this wonderful journey with everyone and I hope that you all enjoy!

– Joey Hammers

Monday, February 13th, 2017    Subscribe  No Comments »