Riley: Chile

HOLA AMIGOS So I have been living in Viña Del Mar, Chile for about 2 weeks now.  I started classes on Wednesday in Valparaíso at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso.  So here’s some background information to let you know a little bit more about my situation: I am a graduate student, earning my Masters degree…

What I Learned During My First Week In Scotland

For those of you that don’t know, I left for my semester at the University of Stirling on Friday, January 9th. There’s a lot to be said and not enough space to say it so I’m going to try to break down my thoughts by things I learned during my first week in Scotland. Never…

Houston, We Have a Problem

Until 2pm yesterday I had fully intended to skip the ‘packing’ entry. Every travel blog I’ve ever read (and that’s a lot) has had a packing entry, and they all say the same thing. “Start packing as early as possible and keep lists to prevent forgetfulness, research what familiar products might not be available in…

Study Abroad 101

Well, it’s finally about that time. My finals are just around the corner and by this time next week I’ll officially be finished with my study abroad semester and spending 2 more weeks traveling around Europe before coming back to the States. With that being said, I’ve thought a lot about what to tell people…

UK: Up, Up, and Away

Today is the day. FINALLY. I am Scotland bound. Bring it on, bagpipes. I’m ready. First- let’s talk about packing. Some people will tell you that it’s “oh so easy” to pack 4-5 months of your life in 1 or 2 suitcases with a 50 pound limit each. These people can be put into two…

La vie en France: Début

It’s been almost a week since I’ve been in France, and it still doesn’t feel real.  I flew out of Memphis with another student and had plans to meet up with three other Ole Miss students in Miami to fly together.  Unfortunately, the ice delayed their flights, but I was lucky to have a friend…