Mom don’t worry I go to school
Apr29

Mom don’t worry I go to school

Over the past few months studying in Prague, friends and family have seen my many travel photos and asked if I actually take classes. They are probably (prague-ably) joking, but also I think Mom in particular likes to hear confirmation that I go to school. Maybe other moms out there are reading up about study abroad, so here’s a quick breakdown of how my classroom life works here. I DO TAKE CLASS. I am in four classes, which comes out...

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Top 7 Things to Know to Survive Spain
Apr29

Top 7 Things to Know to Survive Spain

While I’m no Buzzfeed writer, these 7 pieces of advice will help anyone ease into la vida Española. Coins are gold! No not actual gold, but your euro coins should be valued. In the United States, we often see change in the form of coins as a nuisance- something found later in the cushions of your couch. In Spain, it is very rare for waiters to split checks, so having exact change on your person is a must. Pan y chocolate Caution all...

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The Reality of Life Abroad
Apr29

The Reality of Life Abroad

I’d like to have a conversation about friends and loved ones both at home and in your host country. It has been very easy during my time here to allow myself to fall into the habit of putting off a Skype session here or there with people back home, and while time abroad has to be enjoyed to the fullest, it shouldn’t come at the expense of your friends and family back home. I think most people approach studying abroad with...

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Amalfi Coast weekend…ending with a bang
Apr28

Amalfi Coast weekend…ending with a bang

Well, after a wonderful semester, I just completed my last weekend of the academic semester…weird! So, it is finals week…ugh. But let’s forget about that quickly and recap my weekend in the Amalfi Coast area… Thursday night I left with a group of 150 other college students for Sorrento. We stayed at a decent hostel in Sorrento for the weekend. The next morning, we got up super early (for a college kid), and...

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What the Online Lists Won’t Tell You
Apr28

What the Online Lists Won’t Tell You

“When deciding what to bring on a study abroad trip, you walk a very fine line. The trick is to cover as many potential disasters and weather changes as possible while bringing the least amount of stuff. Sounds like a challenge, right? That’s because it is. This is the first step you have to take in order to prepare yourself for entering a completely new environment with new people and a new school in a new country. The...

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