Paris, I’m Ready. I Think?

Ah, Paris! The Eiffel Tower, wine, cheese, bread, and berets. Is that all my next few weeks will consist of? Ah, Paris! The Eiffel Tower, wine, cheese, bread, and berets. Is that all my next few weeks will consist of? Probably not. But maybe! My name is Alejandra, a second-year psychology major. I have considered myself a Francophile ever since I was a little girl, … Continue reading Paris, I’m Ready. I Think?

Wedding Crashers

June 23, 2019 It’s officially the day before my study abroad program starts and I’m feeling all of the emotions, but let me backtrack and tell you about my journey to India. So it all started off in Seoul, South Korea. I was in Korea exploring with my friend, Lucy, and my cousin, Nhi. The morning of the 21st, I got up early, finished packing … Continue reading Wedding Crashers

Summer is Halfway Over Yet Just Beginning

In less than twenty-four hours I will embark on an adventure that is unprecedented in my family. I will be crossing the pond and spending the next six weeks in Ireland. I will be honest, I have been trying to write this pre-departure post for a while, and I have made numerous edits as the summer progresses. My summer began with a few days of … Continue reading Summer is Halfway Over Yet Just Beginning

Countdown to Tel Aviv

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 procrastination). I have a running list of everything I need … Continue reading Countdown to Tel Aviv

See you soon, Shanghai!

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 traveled with other UF students, lived with a host family … Continue reading See you soon, Shanghai!

Adjusting to a Florentine lifestyle

I am officially living in Florence, or should I say Firenze now that I am in Italia. My initial impressions of my new environment – after four days of exploring – are not exactly what I expected them to be. My first surprise was how many people speak English and how easily it is for Florentine locals to spot an American. Near many of the … Continue reading Adjusting to a Florentine lifestyle

The Not So Scary Pre-Departure

Italy has always been on my bucket list; in fact, it’s been the number one destination I’ve wanted to travel to for years. From the ancient Roman Empire ruins that comprise Rome to the colorful umbrellas lining the beaches of the Amalfi Coast, Italy is a country rich in history and diverse experiences. My freshman Fall semester, I made the decision that sometime before my … Continue reading The Not So Scary Pre-Departure

Brussels Calls

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 summer classes! The program I’m participating in is through UF’s … Continue reading Brussels Calls