AIFS Program: Rome, Italy | School: California State University, San Marcos | Bio: Hi! I'm Catherine. I am a senior at California State University San Marcos studying communication. I was fortunate enough to spend a semester in Rome, Italy where I learned more about myself and the world than I ever thought possible. Coming from an Italian background really inspired me to learn more about my culture as it related to the language, the food and the everyday way of life. I was even able to attend Easter Mass at the church where my grandparents got married in Italy almost 60 years ago! Having the opportunity to study while also seeing the world gave me extreme perspective on how the idea of learning is way more complex than a textbook could ever provide. I hope to encourage and educate prospective students on studying abroad and why AIFS is the best choice, of course.