1. Don't worry if you miss your bus, train, or plane. There will always be another one...even if it costs you $400. 2. Learn to go with the flow. 3. Keep your travel plans flexible. If someone tells you to visit a city, it is usually for a good reason. 4. Try CouchSurfing, even if … Continue reading 100 Things I Learned While Studying Abroad
Ten months ago I was sitting in my study abroad adviser’s office crying. It was a mixture of happy tears and nervous tears, mostly nervous tears. I was leaving for Dubrovnik in one week and I still didn’t know where I was going to live. Along with thinking that I was going to be homeless … Continue reading Thank You, Dubrovnik
I wanted to wait to post this until the end, and unfortunately that time has come. Friendships are a funny thing. You might know someone for 6 years or for 2 days and the bond can feel the same. Being abroad and away from reality has its own way of bringing people together. It also … Continue reading Reuniting in Europe
Dubrovnik is a city that completely runs on tourism. When I first arrived in September I could barely walk through the Stradun (main street). I would have to leave my apartment 10 minutes early just to walk to class that is usually 3-5 minutes away. Dubrovnik has 2 main ports that together can hold at … Continue reading The Tourists are Back
This trip was planned very last minute. I never thought I would make it to Scandinavia during this trip to Europe. A couple months ago I booked a flight to Greece by myself, and my mom wasn’t very pleased that I was going by myself. My friend Julia jokingly said “If you come to Scandinavia … Continue reading Spring Break in Scandinavia
I’ve wanted to do a trip around Eastern Europe since I arrived in Croatia in September. When I came back to school I found out again that I had three magical weeks of no class. I decided to stay in Dubrovnik for a little while to just hang out and relax, but the consisted of … Continue reading Exploring Eastern Europe
*This post is a couple weeks late* After being home in America for a month, it was time to head back to Dubrovnik. It was so nice to see my friends and family and I even got to celebrate my 21st birthday the traditional American way, but I was ready to return! I picked the … Continue reading Happy St. Blaise Day!
As a Jewish, American these were definitely the 4 most interesting days of my semester. Lets start from the beginning. My flight out of Dubrovnik was scheduled for December 26th. About 2 months ago I was having coffee with a fellow classmate and now my current roommate, Monika. This was the first time Monika and … Continue reading Christmas in Bosnia
One of the smallest lessons I’ve learned this semester is to enjoy every sunset. The lesson started the first day I arrived in Dubrovnik. I was completely mesmerized by the sunset, so I made it my goal to watch as many as possible during my time in Dubrovnik. We had about 5 different spots around … Continue reading Enjoy Every Sunset
It is funny how things work out. When I arrived on September 15th I posted a picture on Instagram and the caption was "My back porch leads directly to the ocean...this might turn into a full year abroad." About 2 months ago I sent my parents and e-mail with the subject "Hypothetically..." At first their … Continue reading It’s Official! An Entire Year Abroad!