Contributors to the tenth edition of the Cornell in Rome blog are students participating in the Spring 2013 semester at Cornell in Rome. This semester, Elliot Sperling, Jake Rudin, and Lillian Mensah take you along on their five-month journey through Rome, greater Italy, and their lives. Follow them through the semester to learn more about the Cornell in Rome program, the eternal city itself and of course, the bloggers themselves.
ELLIOT SPERLING Ciao! I am a Junior in Urban and Regional Studies at Cornell University. This spring semester I am studying in Rome as part of the Cornell in Rome program. It will be my second semester abroad in Europe after my previous studies in Stockholm, Sweden this autumn. I am very excited to be here and share my experiences with you.
LILLIAN MENSAH I am a junior Urban Planning student at Cornell University, originally from Providence, Rhode Island. Having never previously been to Europe, I am very excited to be living and studying in Rome. I’m looking forward to learning and experiencing all about the city has to offer from the ancient past to the compelling contemporary.
JAKE RUDIN Jake Rudin is a fourth-year architecture student at Cornell University. He loves to travel, photograph, build, design, sculpt, and explore. Jake works as a tree climber, a partner in a design cooperative, a shop and fabrication technician, and a full-time student. Among his list of adventures has been Spain, Costa Rica, Andorra, Canada, 42/50 states, South Africa, Tanzania, Zanzibar, Mexico, The Bahamas, France, England, Wales, France, Switzerland, China, Italy, and soon Greece.