Advice for Communicating while Abroad

In addition to spending my Spring Semester in Málaga, Spain spent nearly a month studying in London at the University of Westminster last summer and I’ve had a lot of friends ask me for advice about communicating while abroad. I wanted to share some advice about communicating abroad while people are getting ready to leave to…

French Classes…

Only one full week left of classes before I have final exams. My classes are composed of a language class, an oral comprehension class, a phonetics class, and a socio-cultural studies class. I have to say that at first I was nervous about having so many French classes. At first, it was very overwhelming. Imagine…

Switzerland: I’m Gettin’ Married in the Morning!

I have been married for almost 24 hours now. Yes, you heard right. I am a MARRIED woman. Okay, so maybe I don’t have the ring on my finger or the legal documents to prove it, but I did experience a mock wedding ceremony on a cruise ship. It happened to be a very liberal…

Escapades across Europe: Intro

I always seem to have really high ambitions. Or start out with them I should say. While abroad, I was going to write a blog every week… I was going to journal about my lovely memories… I was going to send my sister a postcard from every new city I visited… I was going to…

Tokyo, Japan: Finding Community while Abroad

One of the hardest parts about studying abroad is having to make a new set of friends and find a community that you can fit in with and one that helps you continue to pursue your passions from back home.  At home I’m very involved in the fitness community and frequently go to the gym…

Allez le SCO! Allez le SCO! Allez le SCO!

A couple of weeks ago I bought a ticket to an Angers soccer game. I have never been one for soccer. I have always thought of it as a long, boring sport that only gets exciting once or twice throughout the match. In high school, I played basketball and tennis so soccer was never my cup…

From Snowy Russia to Sunny Greece

Okay, okay I’ve said it many times before but one day I am actually going to move to Santorini. I’m telling you, this is the retirement island of my dreams. Amazing food, people, shopping, weather, and views, what more could you want? I guess for now let’s just add this to the long list of places…

Bree//France: Fairytale Land

Remember when you were little and would watch movies like Princess Diaries or Ella Enchanted, wondering when it would be your time to find out you actually had a fairytale life… Well, I have yet to find out that I’m related to royalty, but I did discovered some real life fairytale lands! France is one…

Tangier, Morocco!

While my parents were in Málaga we also took a day trip to Tangier, Morocco! Morocco wasn’t on my top list of places to visit at first but after a while I realized that I have no clue when I will be that close to Morocco again so we booked a tour. We planned this trip…