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College of Architecture, Art and Planning


Contributors to the Spring 2018 edition of the Cornell in Rome blog are Cornell University Architecture, Art, and Planning students Omar Dairi and Sabine Strauch. Pictures come from Andy Chen and Esther Xie.  Follow them through the semester to learn more about the Cornell in Rome program, the Eternal City, and of course, the bloggers themselves.

Omar Dairi

Hi! My name is Omar Dairi, and I am a third year architecture student originally from Los Angeles and now studying abroad in Rome. I am excited to share with you my thoughts and experiences being in a city that holds such a stunning and layered visual record of time. Enjoy your weekly updates!


Sabine Strauch

Ciao! My name is Sabine and I am a third year art student. I love to eat, converse, create and explore, and I’m so excited to share my experiences with you through the blog! 




Andy Chen



Hello, I’m Andy Chen a third year architecture student. I hope you enjoy the photos!




Esther Xie

Ciao! My name is Esther Xie, a third year student in urban and regional studies. I am excited to present to you the diversity and vibrancy of the city Rome, and how we as city planners are going to explore it throughout this semester. Hope you enjoy reading our blogs!

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