Archives, Culture, South America

A Year After Rio

Wow, isn't that a scary title?ย  A whole year since my time in Rio ended! It's honestly felt like a blink. This year has brought so many different surprises I've barely been able to keep my head on straight! Since last April, I have either moved locations or moved jobs every three months up until… Continue reading A Year After Rio

Archives, Lifestyle, Pro Tips and Guides

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, Culture

Attending a Foreign University

Hello everyone! It's me again giving you insight into my crazy life I lived in South America... One of the biggest influencers of the entire study abroad journey was, obviously, where I studied. I am a student, first and foremost, and so my classes not only dictated what I learned, but how and where I… Continue reading Attending a Foreign University

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How Study Abroad Challenged and Changed Me

Study abroad. The event that seems so commonplace in the context of college, but ends up being so influential in the scheme of an individual's life. So many people I know use study programs in school to go abroad for the very first time. They find themselves in Europe for four months, galavanting around each… Continue reading How Study Abroad Challenged and Changed Me

Archives, Culture, South America

Brazilian Beach Culture

Beach culture in Brazil. This is a post I have been excited to write but have found myself putting off because of my inability to perfectly define the feel of the beaches here. Lately, I have gotten in the habit of walking 5 miles along the main strip/boardwalk/sidewalk that harbors thousands of natives and tourists… Continue reading Brazilian Beach Culture

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

The French Riviera and Venice: A Trip to Remember

France, Spring of 2016. When I was going through a particularaly tough year amidst the broken chaos of a parents divorce, two school transfers, a stressful job, and an uncertain identity. In a time when I didnโ€™t know much about what brought me joy, I did know travel was something I desperately longed for.ย For the… Continue reading The French Riviera and Venice: A Trip to Remember

Archives, Pro Tips and Guides, South America

The Ultimate Three-Day Guide to Bariloche, Argentina

Hello everyone! It's good to be able to sit down and write again! I was worried I wouldn't  have the opportunity to write until I got home because my computer decided to not work for over a week. Alas, it now has decided it is ready again and has allowed me to actually open up… Continue reading The Ultimate Three-Day Guide to Bariloche, Argentina

Archives, South America

Three Day Itinerary in Dreamy Buenos Aires

Hey kids, I hope everything's been good with you all! The last few weeks have been a complete whirlwind of events, I am having such a hard time keeping the day and time straight with all the travel I've been doing. What a blessed life I have that I get to be concerned about things… Continue reading Three Day Itinerary in Dreamy Buenos Aires

Archives, South America

Ilha Grande- A weekend in Paradise

  If you're traveling within Rio and find you need a change of pace for the weekend, Ilha Grande is one of the top-most rated places by both tourists and locals to go visit for some serious relaxation. Crystal clear waters, shallow lagoons, white sand, tropical rainforest, this island is the epitome of an oasis.… Continue reading Ilha Grande- A weekend in Paradise