This past weekend took a toll. I'm feeling a little under the weather following our best trip to date. And with my first calculus exam coming up, my brain is pretty done as well. London was exhausting but so extremely worth all the late nights and early mornings. Traveling to London was fairly painless. It was … Continue reading So Much to do, So Little Time
I am now officially less than a week out from my departure to Ningbo, China. It is a surreal feeling knowing that soon I will be on the other side of the globe in a country whose language I can’t even speak. (This one is on me) I’m anxious, yes, but this program has been … Continue reading China Awaits
The last sentence of my blog introduction reads, "Getting to see the Barcelona soccer team play with my own two eyes will probably be one of the coolest days of my life. Watching Lionel Messi play soccer is like magic to me." I can now confirm after attending my first game that personally experiencing F.C. … Continue reading A Nou Experience
DISCLAIMER: This is not going to be an exciting post filled with pictures and talks of food. This is the story of how I went to new heights (literally and figuratively) for a textbook by the name of "American Popular Music from Minstrelsy to MP3", which (not surprisingly) you can not find anywhere in the … Continue reading What I did for a Textbook
HOW TO PACK FOR A LONG STUDY ABROAD TRIP Here ye, Here ye from across the pond. I have successfully completed my solo flight from South Florida to Lancaster, England- my was that a long journey… Anyways, packing for this trip was very stressful not only because I had to pack my entire life but … Continue reading My life in one bag
From Wall to Wall: Chester, England As I walked into this city I realized how intricate the buildings were and I was amazed by the fact that it is actually surrounded by a wall. Guess who built it? No, not Mexico but indeed the Romans! Yes, the Romans. Shocked? Neither am I. The Roman Empire … Continue reading From Wall to Wall
25 days. That’s how long I have to wait. By the time my plane takes off I will have been planning this journey to Florianopolis, Brazil for over a year. The countless hours spent in the HUB’s study abroad office meeting with my advisor, getting every little detail right, running around campus trying to … Continue reading 25 days
I know you are all wondering, "What is a traboule??" Well, I'm going to tell you! Just not right now. After our exciting(?) adventure with transportation on Friday the 13th (see previous post), we arrived in Lyon around 2 am. During off season months, which it just so happens to be, transportation in much … Continue reading Would you like to traboule?
I have never considered myself to be a superstitious person until this past weekend. I looked forward to my first weekend adventure with my roommates immensely. After all, Lyon is considered to be one of the gastronomical epicenters of France! Now don't get me wrong, I really had a great time exploring the beautiful city … Continue reading A Successful Failure
As I bubble in the only remaining test question on my last final exam a rush of emotions instantly come over me. Normally a moment of this nature is met with a sigh of relief, but for me it was an odd dichotomous feeling of absolute ecstasy and palpable anxiousness. At this very moment I … Continue reading See Ya Later Alligator!