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How I Overcame Opposition to Study Abroad

It's no secret study abroad is one of the best experiences out there for college students. It enhances much more than your degree, it changes you as a person and helps you grow in ways you never knew you needed to grow in. Now months after my graduation, I attribute so much of my professionalism… Continue reading How I Overcame Opposition to Study Abroad

Archives, Europe

Stavanger, Norway and the Tall Ships Festival: The End of an Era

Norway was the last stop on my European Whirlwind trip this summer, and was actually full of some rest. At this point in the game, I had begun to slightly loath my bag as it had gotten heavier and heavier over the course of my trip. I was tired and the continuous flying and airport… Continue reading Stavanger, Norway and the Tall Ships Festival: The End of an Era

Archives, Lifestyle, Pro Tips and Guides

How To Take Your First Solo Trip

Solo travel can be daunting, especially if you're a lady. Well, most especially if you're a young lady who's appearances tend to stick out and who's language learning ability is not strong. That's me. I'm the first one to admit that solo travel can seem big and scary, but once you have some preparation under… Continue reading How To Take Your First Solo Trip

Archives, Culture, Europe

Berlin, Germany- Where the Past Inspires a New Future

I've recently been obsessing over this new movie, Posthumous, where an American journalist uncovers a story about an artist in Berlin. The first time I saw it, I knew it would be one of those movies that would stick with me for a long time, not because of it's remarkable cinematography, or even it's riveting… Continue reading Berlin, Germany- Where the Past Inspires a New Future

Archives, South America

Lima- 4 Days in Peru’s Capital

After having the chance to visit Sao Paulo (see previous entry), I got the travel bug and wanted to again get out of the city. Since we had a full week of vacation after the intensive and SP only took up four of those days, immediately after returning I went to my study center and… Continue reading Lima- 4 Days in Peru’s Capital

Archives, Europe

London and Characters

London, a place that is highly romanticized and something I feel all Americans dream of going. The English are our colonizing forefathers and proper cousins across the pond who still like tea when we still don't. I remember thinking of London for the first time in middle school and fantasizing about the day I would… Continue reading London and Characters