Spain: The EAIE Conference

Every September, there is a conference hosted in Europe that is called EAIE. The purpose is for international educators to get together, meet with partners, and learn about the best practices in international education. As the advisor to our international exchange students, I was afforded the opportunity to travel alongside Blair McElroy to Spain! Neither…

Japan: Food – More than just Sushi and Hibachi

  When people think of Japanese food they tend to think of sushi, ramen, or the popular hibachi grill restaurants in America.  While yes there is sushi and plenty of ramen it’s much different than what you would find in America. No california rolls, or deep-fried volcano rolls.  Sushi in Japan is usually just rice…

Dana: Namsan Tower and Myeongdong

Now that it is November, the temperatures are dropping to below freezing, the leaves are changing to a beautiful array of yellows, reds, and browns, and Korea is as lively as ever. Not too long ago, I got the chance to see Seoul from a vantage point of 236 meters high at the top of…

Dana: Yeouido

So far, I have been a student in South Korea for almost 2 months, and I have yet to experience any form of boredom. My all time favorite place to visit at the moment is Yeouido, more specifically, the  Han River. Every single time that I have visited Yeouido, I had so much fun that…

Switzerland: La vie en Suisse

Exhausted, elated, and simultaneously overwhelmed, I made it to Switzerland. A thrilling adventure in a place so far from the comforts of my family and friends, this semester has been a whirlwind already! It’s so hard to fathom the thought that I’ve been here in Fribourg for over a month now… Needless to say, my…

Dana: Never a Dull Moment

I have been in South Korea for exactly three weeks now, and I have not experienced any semblance of boredom whatsoever. Experiencing Seoul as an exchange student at Korea University is great, because there is always something to do, outside of studying of course. What stands out the most about Korea for me is definitely…

Dana: First Impressions of South Korea

  My first few days in South Korea definitely exceeded my expectations. Not only have the locals been extremely kind to me, but I can honestly say that I’ve almost experienced more in these past few days than I have experienced in my entire life. First off, as soon as I’d gotten settled into my…

Tokyo, Japan: Kawaii Monster Cafe

When I was first recommended to go here by a friend because of the rainbow food served here, I was expecting a small, cutesy cafe like most restaurants in Tokyo.  However, when I went up to floor of the building that it was located in, I see this:  Discreet, right? True to what I had…