As my first week flew by, it was wonderful, extravagant, and more than I could've imagined Spain to be for me. I met new friends, thoroughly enjoy my classes (although, I haven't experienced four hours of class a day since high school, so that's most definitely an adjustment), ventured around the city, went out at … Continue reading Studying Myself Sick
“All roads lead to Rome,” or so I was taught in a middle school history class. Well, if all roads lead to Rome, then the yellow brick road must lead to the gem of Sorrento, Italy. With more lemons than imaginable, boats constantly scattered across the Bay of Naples, and gelaterias only a few doors … Continue reading Lemons & Sailboats & Gelato, Oh My!
I begin my recap with an overview of my sleeping accommodations for the trip; a cheap hostel located near the Eilat beaches, featuring loud club music from the nightlife below that wouldn't stop until 4 am and adjacent to an 'adult' store and a piercing/tattoo parlor. Not the optimal site as we arrived past midnight … Continue reading Eilat and Petra Weekend Recap
I was 18 the first time I visited Europe. There was a girl, Amy, who lived on the same dorm floor as me from England, and I had made friends with her. She suggested that I make the trip over to visit her, and we could travel together. I ended up spending five days in … Continue reading Playtime in Prague
“Piled deep and massy, close and high mine own romantic town.” This is Edinburgh, Scotland as described by author Sir Walter Scott. After spending the weekend in Edinburgh, I was able to see what Scott, and so many others, have fallen in love with. I did some research before my journey, learning about the literary, … Continue reading “Mine Own Romantic Town”
In approximately 36 hours I will embark on my travels to Tel Aviv. I am currently at my sister’s gymnastics banquet. While I may be here physically, mentally I am thinking about everything I need to do before I leave. I have only just begun packing this afternoon (which is consistent with my history of … Continue reading Countdown to Tel Aviv
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=2222093321240775&set=pcb.2222093654574075&type=3&theater This past weekend, I embarked upon one of those bucket list adventures that is sure to land on every tourist’s list of Parisian to-do’s: Versailles. The Palace is rich in history and sits outside the western limits of Paris as a glorious monument to the magnificence of its commissioner, Louis XIV. If you know … Continue reading Marching Through Versailles
Monday afternoon I embark on my 30-hour trek from Miami to the other side of the world – Shanghai. (!!!) A little background on me: this will be my third time studying abroad. I spent one month in Barcelona the summer before my freshman year and three months in Madrid last summer. During both programs, I … Continue reading See you soon, Shanghai!
A month is not a long time. The four weeks fly by like they never really happened in the first place. This is how long I’ve been in Australia. As my fourth and final week comes to an end, I’ve been thinking about how lucky I am to have gotten so much done over the … Continue reading How I Made the Most of Studying Abroad in Only a Month
Many of you may be familiar with the word midterm, some may have even experienced it first hand! Either way, it is a word that really catches you off guard while abroad. The program is really supposed to be a study abroad, but I'm pretty sure everyone either avoids or ignores the "study" part until … Continue reading Midterm Season: Salzburg Style