London: Neighborhood of Clerkenwell

This summer, I am living in a neighborhood called Clerkenwell. Clerkenwell sits on the East-Central end of London and is a residential area, filled with restaurants, coffee shops, pubs, and flats. Living in Clerkenwell, it is very easy to feel like a local Londoner since you are not constantly surrounded by tourists like you might…

Germany: Hi Bochum!

Most people think of the Bermuda Triangle when they think of Bochum, but there is a lot more to the city than that! It’s my home away from home!

Germany – Living with a Gästfamilie

I figured I’d take a break this week from going on about the extravagancies of Germany, and slow things down a bit. A typical day isn’t actually all that extravagant, but definitely not normal; though, that’s less of a reflection on Germany, and more what comes with living with a host family, or Gästfamilie. Most…

Germany: The Adjustment Period

I have been in Potsdam for a little over a week, and I am loving it!! The palaces in Potsdam are all amazing (I suggest you all google Potsdam, Germany palaces). The day I arrived in Berlin, Laura, my buddy – like an Ole Miss Global Ambassador – met me at the airport and helped…

France: je ne parle pas français

After a day of flight delays and learning to go with the flow, I arrived in my Parisian apartment.  Things are so different, yet so fun! Our apartment is small by American standards, but large for here.  The washing machine takes about 3 hours (we know from some sheets that had to be washed due…

France: Pas SDF…presque!

I’m finally getting settled into Angers and more importantly, I now have a place to live.  Sammy and I have been staying with our friend Alex in her flat the last few nights, and we are so grateful for a place to stay.  Of course, we opted out of living in the foyer or with…