Day 4 started with an early rise to visit the world’s smallest country, Vatican City. After enduring long lines, throngs of people and hot weather, the group visited the Vatican museum, the Sistine Chapel, St. Peter’s Square and Basilica as well as the Papal Grottoes. The students remarked that “the Vatican was moving” and they were “awestruck by seeing the Sistine chapel and all the magnificent artwork firsthand.”
After experiencing the grandeur of Vatican City, students had an hour’s worth of free time to eat lunch and get more gelato.
After Vatican City, students participated in a cultural exchange at Luiss Enlabs where they heard various presenters speaking about social leadership and possible career paths. Senior Class Vice-President Chloe Wallace was asked to speak and share her thoughts on the future of education and personal goals. “This cultural experience has allowed me to explore various career paths and look ahead to life after high school and college,” says Wallace.
The remainder of our final day in Rome was spent in the heart of the city. Students visited the Trevi Fountain and saw the sun set from the top of the Spanish Steps.
Onward to Florence!