Loneliness Abroad
Dec17

Loneliness Abroad

There are a lot of incredible things about studying abroad. And most of the time, you’ve talked to other people who have done it and seen instagram posts of your acquaintances. It’s going to be amazing! It’s going to be the most incredible experience of my life! And that can be true! But one of the things I wish I had known was the possibility of loneliness. This isn’t applicable to all programs, but I know for me it was very real. I...

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Traveling Solo
Dec12

Traveling Solo

One of the most amazing things about studying abroad is the opportunity to live in a new place and take the chance to travel and see more of the world than you could from home. But traveling is hard, and it also can be hard to find people you want to travel with. So that’s why one of my favorite things I did abroad was solo travel. It seems scary, but it can be amazing and challenging and incredibly rewarding. We’ve all been on...

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Ich liebe dich: The BvG and I
Dec02

Ich liebe dich: The BvG and I

I love the BvG. Which is great, because the BvG’s logo is a heart and their slogan is “Weil wir lieben dich.” In German, that means “Because we love you.” So the feelings are mutual. What is the BvG, you ask? Oh, it’s the public transportation system in Berlin. S-Bahn (street trains), U-Bahn (the underground/subway), buses, and trams. See, it would be impossible to get around Berlin without the BvG. It is an efficient system, with a...

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