1. Having read the Rome Student Assistant abstract and “Expectations of a Rome Student Assistant,”
you understand that part of the job of a student assistant is to enforce the rules among his/her peers. How would you ensure that you would perform the duties of S.A. with both dignity and integrity? Why would you willingly apply for a position which would entail such a challenge during the semester that many perceive to be the most challenging academically, physically, and spiritually?
2. In what ways do you feel that your past experiences prepared you for the S.A. role? Which of your weaknesses might make the job most difficult for you? Which of your strengths might help you?
3. All the university’s students who come to Rome experience a mixture of excitement and anxiety similar to feelings of moving away from home for the first time. Expectations for a new and unique semester coexist with fears of being far from home, traveling in a foreign country and living in tight quarters with others. What do you imagine to be most taxing about living and studying in a foreign country for a semester?
4. In one of your volunteer, leadership or work roles that you have outlined above please give and expound on an example of demonstrating initiative (i.e. mediating a conflict, coordinating an event, motivating people or groups for an activity etc.).