Home from Belgium
Aug07

Home from Belgium

After a month in Europe, I’m now home again. It’s bittersweet, because as happy as I am to be back home with my family and all the conveniences of America, I’m already missing the amazing experience I had. I don’t think anyone can ever be fully prepared to go abroad for the first time, so I included some tips for visiting Europe that I wish I had known before I left:   If you’re particular about your toiletries, bring your own...

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Greetings from Belgium
Jul23

Greetings from Belgium

I’m now more than halfway into my stay here in Belgium, and I have to admit, it’s starting to feel like home. Although it initially felt so foreign, our little neighborhood in Brussels is now familiar and comfortable, even after only a few weeks. Some things have been complicated- from the very first day when I realized I should have brought my own toiletries from home instead of counting on the drugstores here to carry the same...

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Preparing for Belgium
Jul06

Preparing for Belgium

While I’ve always dreamed of traveling the world, I’ve never actually been out of the country- until this summer. In just a few days, I’ll be in Brussels, Belgium, participating in a faculty-led study abroad program. The program lasts about three and a half weeks, after which I’ll spend another week in London with family. Preparing to go abroad reminds me of preparing to start freshman year of college- a little apprehension, a lot of...

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