Wishing I could rewind the past 14 days
Aug19

Wishing I could rewind the past 14 days

My journey through Europe is complete. These past two weeks have been nothing less than amazing. I came into the trip with the mindset that I was going to learn a lot about the differences between GAAP and IFRS, but I never thought about how much I would learn about the culture of Europe. These past two weeks I was constantly learning if it was from accounting presentations or just exploring a new city with friends. The last week we...

Read More
Oxford – You Will Be Missed
Aug19

Oxford – You Will Be Missed

It feels like only yesterday we landed in Heathrow Airport. After visiting a couple of countries after my stay, I felt myself being pulled back to Oxford, as if I left of part of myself in that great, eye-opening town. I wish I could take part in this program every single summer, as this has been one of the best and most eye-opening months of my life. Study Abroad is easily one of the best decisions I have ever made and has been a...

Read More
A Domestic Absence
Aug19

A Domestic Absence

I’ve been home from my time in China for a while now and I must say, I miss it. I never would have imagined missing a country so different from my own with people so different from myself. By the end of my trip, I definitely was ready to come back to the United States- I was even fine with the fourteen-hour flight to get back to America! But now, I miss the simplicity of life in Xiamen. My internet and cellular connection was spotty...

Read More
Now That I’m Home…
Aug17

Now That I’m Home…

Wow. I’ve been home from East Asia for a couple weeks, and in that time I’ve had the chance to reflect on all that I saw and learned while abroad. I’m definitely missing the city I was in, the family and group of nationals that we worked with each day, and the group of students, teachers, and leaders that I traveled with. Everywhere I turn, I see things that remind me of my East Asian adventure. This chance of a...

Read More
Back on US Soil
Aug17

Back on US Soil

As I touched down on the tarmac in Philadelphia, I was overcome with pride and joy. Don’t misunderstand, I absolutely love traveling and wouldn’t trade my experiences and time abroad for anything, but no place on Earth tops the place I call home. Particularly, I most looked forward to seeing my family and sharing my experiences with them. One of the best parts of traveling is the abundance of stories and knowledge that you acquire....

Read More