It's the end of an era; UF in Brussels 2019 has officially come to a close, and I will miss it so much. This summer has been one of the greatest of my life, and one of the happiest times of my life in general. I have felt nothing but love and gratitude throughout the … Continue reading Brussels Forever
Since I've last written, I have done a bit more traveling and exploring in Belgium and beyond. As the title indicates, I recently visited the Netherlands and thoroughly enjoyed my stay! A group of friends and I visited Amsterdam during the last weekend of June. Before our trip, I had an idea of what Amsterdam … Continue reading Dutch Things
Hello all! I can't believe the second week of this program has already passed. This past week was a wonderful one, full of exploring new places in Brussels and beyond. On Tuesday, my classmates and I toured the headquarters of the Council of the European Union, also known simply as the Council. It was a … Continue reading A Week Full of Trips
Hello all! The past few days have been the most exciting whirlwind. Since landing in Paris on May 29th and staying with a cousin in the city for a few days, I've settled into my new home in Brussels, Belgium. Classes have begun, and I adore the required course, The European Union in the World. … Continue reading One Week Down… June and July to Go!
Hello! I'm Khushi, and I am so excited to be documenting my summer via this blog. I have just under one week until I'm on my way to Europe, and I am thrilled. I will be flying into Paris and staying with a cousin for two days before heading to Brussels, Belgium to begin my … Continue reading Brussels Calls
Year: JuniorMajor/Minor: Marketing/Mass CommunicationProgram: UF in Brussels - European StudiesHave you traveled abroad before? If so, where and why?I’ve had the opportunity to travel abroad many times throughout my life, as I have family abroad. The majority of my family lives in Mauritius, a small island in the Indian Ocean, and I visited them last … Continue reading Khushi Ramlogun: Summer in Brussels, Belgium
Everyone warns you about the culture shock you're supposed to experience when you study abroad. You're reminded that different countries have different cultures and customs, and that you won't always understand them. You're told that you'll be pushed out of your comfort zone. That you'll experience many strange and wonderful things. Mostly, you're told it'll … Continue reading But can I just go back?
It has officially been one week since the end of my summer program in Brussels. To tell you that time flew by is a major understatement. In the short seven weeks that I was able study there, Brussels became my home. My host family became my family. And lastly, the ISA staff became some of … Continue reading Me and My Backpack Against the World
There is so much that I planned to do while abroad. I was going to travel, see monuments, experience different cultures, and have the summer of a lifetime. Somewhere in the middle of all of these plans that I made for myself, I forgot about the actual studying component of studying abroad. The reality of … Continue reading Procrastination Station
When looking for a study abroad program, I wanted something outside of the typical experience. I knew that I would travel, make new friends, and hopefully better my language skills. These are the general expectations you have for a study abroad semester. Yes classes are important, but I think I can safely talk on behalf … Continue reading A Different Mentality