Zachary Roberts

Zachary Roberts '12

January 17, 2012

Back at Lafayette After a Year Abroad

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It’s been a long time since my last blog, but I decided it would be nice to write an epilogue to my European travels. After classes ended for my six-week course in Rome, several of the girls from the class and I traveled to one of the Greek Isles and spent the week in a […]

June 29, 2011

A Trek to the Italian Riviera

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One more week of classes and I am not expecting too much excitement until I leave for Rhodes, Greece on Sunday. The highlights of the past week included a tour of the Basilica of St. Agnes and corresponding underground catacombs. The tomb of the daughter of the Roman Emperor Constantine was also located near the […]

June 23, 2011

Exploring Rome

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Another week in Rome and I still can’t believe that I am actually living this life. Rome has everything from ancient (you can pretty much fill in the blank with anything), to modern shopping, to a crazy nightlife. This past week the highlights included my first test in Italian, visiting the ancient site of Ostia Anticah, conquering Campo dei […]

June 13, 2011


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Another week in Italy has been unbelievable. This class has been great, so far we have had one week of class and one week of vacation in Verona, Italy. I have an amazing apartment in Rome, but our apartment in Verona was even more incredible. In Verona I had my own room with a king […]

June 5, 2011

A Week In Rome

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Rome is unlike anything I have ever experienced before in my life. I loved Madrid and I think if I was to live there for any length of time I would still choose Madrid over Rome, only because I can only take so much awesomeness. While in Madrid I would start my day by being […]

May 10, 2011

Madrid The Final Chapter… For now..

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These are the last few days of my time in Spain and it is incredibly sad to see it coming to an end. I would recommend that when “the powers that be” do this program in the future, the students have one or two days after the last day of finals before the return flight […]

April 25, 2011

Spring Break in Europe

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This past week has been full of more adventure then almost any other. I have been to Italy for the first time, I have spent time on a cruise ship, and I have seen my family for the first time since leaving home in January. This week’s blog is more of an overview of what […]

April 10, 2011

More From Madrid

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It is scary how fast time has flown since I´ve been in Madrid. I was looking at a calendar and then it hit me. I only have one month left in Spain, less than that if you count Spring break. At this point I am starting to feel like I have been in Spain for […]

April 2, 2011

A Quiet Week

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I have had a relatively quiet week in Madrid just doing homework so I thought I would give a basic overview of what an average day consists of on the Madrid Campus. SLU is located near a metro station and it’s easy to get anywhere in the city within 45 minutes at most. But on […]

March 25, 2011

Bull Fights are Bull

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This past Sunday at 5:21 I saw the death of a magnificent black bull. At 5:43 I saw the death of a pissed off brown bull, who my friend and I  named  Dora. We witnessed death after death after death. What was the point? Culture, tradition?  I  am not convinced that those are justifiable reasons […]