"This is the worst idea I've ever had in my life." Such were my thoughts as I embarked on a 5,000 mile, four month long journey in Rome, Italy. Travelling internationally is valuable to any student wondering if it is worth it. If you want to survive a semester abroad you must learn from both the everyday and the extraordinary. Looking back, I can state with authority that my experiences in Rome actually bettered me as both a designer and a person. The case in point is a workshop completed alongside Roma Tre students.