Germany: Der Berg Ruft / The Mountain Calls Me to Oberhausen!

I grew up hiking the Appalachian mountains of North Carolina, so when I found out that a town near me had a exhibition about mountains I knew I had to go. Our semester tickets at TU Dortmund let us ride public transportation anywhere in the state North Rhine-Westphalia, which is super cool. One of my…

Ireland: Week 4 – The Irish Goodbye

I’ve always had a hard time saying goodbye. Ask my family members and friends, I’m either too emotional or not nearly emotional enough, too calm or far too worked up. Yet, when I departed the place that had been my home for nearly a month, the goodbye came easily. There is just something about Irish…

London: Day Trips to Stonehenge, Bath, and Brighton

When I have not been working in or exploring London, I have been fortunate enough to travel to towns and treasures that surround London. With the excellent railroad infrastructure in England and the UK, it is relatively easy and cheap to get around an see all that there is to see in England. Stonehenge and…

Germany: actually, Paris

This past weekend my friends and I had the opportunity to go to Paris! When we booked our trip, we did not realize that we would be there for both Bastille Day and the World Cup final (where France won)! Therefore, we had an extremely busy weekend and a once in a lifetime experience. We were…

Ireland: Week 2 – Border Disputes

If you didn’t know, I am in Dublin studying Irish History and Politics, so I thought that it may be interesting to write about some of the controversial topics we have learned about so far.

Morocco: Transportation Station

Getting around Morocco can either be a pleasant journey or a laughably horrible disaster-adventure. First of all, don’t overexert yourself expecting the unexpected. Just relax and accept whatever is happening. It might take a couple extra hours to reach your destination, but that’s never really a problem. Second, always budget for extra time and money….

Morocco: Flowers Through Photos

Whether it’s the tulips in perfect rows at Ole Miss or the mismatched houseplants in Morocco, flowers make any day a little bit brighter. Before I came here, flowers weren’t the first thing that came to mind when I thought about Morocco, but I’ve been pleasantly surprised by just how many flowers and potted plants I…

Ireland: Week 1 – What’s the Craic?

It’s the first day of my orientation at Arcadia University in the heart of Dublin, Ireland. My five classmates and I walk into the room that will be our classroom for the next four weeks: a tiny room, maybe 12-by-12 ft, with no AC, and only a few small desks. Before the faculty proceeds to introduce…