Jordan: Exploring Jerash

This week I went on an incredible adventure around the city of Jerash! It started with my teachers and I catching a cab to the bus stop. We each paid our 1JD and got onto the bus. The ride took about an hour and 15 minutes from Amman to get to Jerash. The ride was…

England: Weekend Traveling

Recently, I went on a weekend trip with my friends to the Scottish Highlands!! We explored Glasgow, the highland mountains, Loch Ness, and Urquhart castle! The trip was put together by an organization called CityLife that arranges trips around the UK and Europe. So for this blog, I will talk about some of the pros…

Five Tips and Tricks to Traveling Abroad for the First Time

Before this excursion to Spain, I had never spent an extended period of time outside of the United States. Here are some of tips and tricks that I think all first timers should use. Hey there Rebels at home! This one goes out to those of you all getting ready to go abroad. I am…

Jordan: Acclimation

Hello there! It’s Caetlind, again. Today I finally decided to sit down and write about one of the hardest situations I’ve faced so far in my journey: adjusting to life in Jordan. Let’s jump into it! On January 30th I left my family and friends behind to embark on a journey of a lifetime: 6…

England: Traveling Part 2

Hi, it’s Katelyn! This post will be about my arrival in London and travel to Leeds! I traveled to London with my friend Kyra, and after our 8 1/2 hour flight, we arrived in London at 11 in the morning. Before our flight landed, flight attendants asked passengers whether they needed a “landing card.” I…

England: Traveling Part 1

Hello! My name is Katelyn Tuck, and I am a junior linguistics major who is currently studying abroad in Leeds, England. Two of my friends, Kyra and Lucy, and I all came to Leeds to study abroad together. Kyra and Lucy are also bloggers on this website, so be sure to check out their blogs…

Adjusting

My phone began to act weird during my first days here. It may have been because the model I use is about 3 years old or it just has a glitch. As I settled into my new room, I decided to charge my phone. Surprisingly, it charged very quickly. However, when I began to use…

Step 0: Be Prepared

Days before leaving for England, I was very nervous about what to pack and how I was going to reach my new dorm. I searched various sites and tried to watch as many videos as I could to help me be more prepared for my travel to Europe. So, I made a list. I would…

Jordan: Packing Tips

Hi! My name is Caetlind and this is my first blog post ever! I am a junior at the university double majoring in Arabic and Anthropology and have been given the incredible opportunity to study abroad in Amman, Jordan! Let’s jump into it! I should have probably mentioned before that I will be spending 6…

London: Farewell and Reflection

I am writing this blog as I sit on my flight back to the United States of America. As I reflect above the Atlantic Ocean, I ask myself if I were given the opportunity to do this experience again, would I? What would I do differently next time? Was it worth it? In this blog,…

China: The Finale

Final exams are finished. We officially completed the CET program. Our language pledge is over. The two months of intensive classes are finally done. I’m en route to Pensacola, FL for vacation with my family. But this ending is much less climactic than what I had always imagined. On the days I spent cooped in…