Switzerland: Je ne quitte pas la Suisse… Je la prends avec moi

Heading home. For so long these words would fill my soul with warmth – to head back to a place filled with family, filled with home cooked meals, filled with ease. Yet, now I am back, and though all of these sentiments have been fulfilled, I find myself reminiscing on my time in the land…

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…

Switzerland: Maybe I should start studying…

 Finals are coming up. How have we already reached this point?? As this is my second semester abroad, this round of finals means that my time here is almost up. Apart from the sadness from thinking about leaving, there’s also the pressure from finals and the bizarre way that they are dealt with over here….

Easter Break: Headed to London

The Spring Break here in Switzerland is actually a week off for Easter. I’ve been going stir crazy, waiting for the break to come, especially after seeing pictures and stores from my friends at home during their break. It was worth the wait. I booked a trip with two of my neighbors and one of…

Switzerland: It’s called a comfort zone for a reason

In past years I’ve worked really hard to expand my comfort zone and to push past any social anxiety I experienced. Sometimes it worked and sometimes it didn’t. Although I still experience anxiety from time to time, I feel as if the past several months studying abroad has caused it to expand exponentially. At the…

Switzerland: Out with the Old…

Today was technically the second day of the new semester, but the first day for me. Jumping back into classes is always difficult before adding on the fact that it’s at 8:15 am and in another language. I spent last semester taking language courses and am now faced with actual content courses, although I was…