An Accidental Side Trip to Taiwan

Funny story: I accidentally put myself on a trip to Taiwan over Christmas. It wasn’t exactly anything I expected to do, and it sure wasn’t cheap, but I’ll be darned if it wasn’t one of the most memorable experiences I had here during my study abroad. Here’s how it happened: students at Ritsumeikan University as…

Study Spanish in Cádiz!

Are you interested in earning 6 hours of Spanish language credit in Summer 2020? Join the Spanish in Cádiz program from May 26 – June 24, 2020. Sweeping ocean vistas, beautiful architecture, and narrow streets characterize palm-studded Cádiz – one of the most ancient continually-inhabited cities in the western hemisphere. You’ll live with a great…

Japan: Food Heaven

Let’s talk food in Japan, because holy mother of God…the food here is just as good as you would expect. Now, before I continue, keep in mind that I’m not here on vacation, so the really expensive stuff is very much out of reach for me. (I’m saving the Kobe/Wagyu beef and Michelin Guide restaurants…

South Korea: Trip to Busan!

Hello! This weekend I was in Busan, so for this blog post, I will write about my first day in Busan! My friend and I took the KTX train to Busan. At first, we were nervous because we read that we had to print out our passes for the train and had no idea where…

My Trip to Mykonos!!

I knew that if I were to ever go to Italy, I would also have to make a stop in Greece. For our last weekend abroad, my roommates and I decided to travel to Greece. We chose Mykonos- a beautiful island located in the Cyclades group. I arrived in Greece at 5 am. You’re probably thinking…

England: The Amazing Month of June II

As my time in England was ending, I spent time with friends that I would miss when I left. I also went to the sister store of the bakery I loved, called Bakery 164. (Well, it’s more of a cafe that serves delicious sandwiches.) As I walked through the city streets, I took pictures of…

Trip to Malta!!

After finals, my friend and I traveled to Malta! Malta is beautiful country made up of a group of islands under Sicily. We only stayed in Malta for a short time, but it was great! The first day we were there, we explored the capital city, Valletta. Valletta has a lot of tourist shops, a…

Spanish Adventure 2: Salto del Nervion y Vitoria-Gasteiz

The second trip that I went on this semester was to go see the Salto del Nervion and the city of Vitoria-Gasteiz. Both are staple sites of the Basque Country. We (I went with a group) left Bilbao and traveled for about and hour and a half from Bizkaia to Castilla y Leon. When we…

England: The Beautiful Month of March Part II

The latter half of March had its ups and downs but it was overall amazing. I had to write essays for my linguistics class and it was stressful, but I learned so much from writing them. The grading system and social life are so different that it is intriguing to me. Since the linguistics department…

England: The Beautiful Month of March – Part I

So many things happened this month. I managed to overcome my homesickness and am now comfortable living here as a student. Let’s start with some tips on how I have gotten to and from campus! As I mentioned before, it takes about an hour to walk to campus from my dorm, so it is more…

Spanish Adventure #1: Coast of Bizkaia

I plan on using this as a way to let you all at home know some of the hot spots and places to visit throughout the north of Spain and wherever else I visit! Hey Rebel Nation! I have gone on a few trips to other places in the north of Spain so far this…

England: Weekend Traveling

Recently, I went on a weekend trip with my friends to the Scottish Highlands!! We explored Glasgow, the highland mountains, Loch Ness, and Urquhart castle! The trip was put together by an organization called CityLife that arranges trips around the UK and Europe. So for this blog, I will talk about some of the pros…