Jordan: Wadi Rum

Hello and welcome back! In my last blog I said Ajloun was my favorite place so far in Jordan. I truly did not believe the beauty of the rolling hills covered in olive trees could be topped. However, at this point in my travels I can confidently say that it has, in fact, been replaced…

England: Final Exams

Hello! This week marks the start of finals here at Leeds! After finishing classes, we had a week off, and now, we have our finals. However, it is not just this week that we have finals. We have three whole weeks of finals! We basically have a month of finals instead of a week of…

Jordan: Ajloun

Hello, friends! My travels took me to Ajloun, Jordan this week! So far, definitely the most picturesque place in Jordan I have visited yet. The rolling hills and winding road kept me on my toes as the views changed with every new angle of observation. I feel so blessed and truly spoiled to have gotten…

The Best Way to Learn a Language

Ha! Gotcha! This may be a little bit of clickbait, but I definitely learned a lot from my parents coming to visit Bilbao for a week. And, don’t worry, I will share some of the things that I learned at the end of the article. For their spring break, my parents decided to come to…

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: April_Log #2

As with many long trips, there are times when I yearn to be in my home and see my parents, pets, and siblings each day. Though I am happy to be in Leeds and have grown comfortable with the lifestyle here, I always remember to make a call to my family every now and then….

England: April_Log #1

This month seemed pretty long, but also short. For the majority of April, we did not have any classes due to Easter Break. During this time, I was able to enjoy some time to relax, explore Leeds, and travel to London! One of the most exciting things is that spring finally came and I was…

Jordan: Dead Sea

Hello again! I just got back from the Dead Sea and cannot wait to tell about my experience, as well as what I would do differently if I got another go at it! The trip started around 7am with a relaxing walk to the pick-up point to meet the group I would be traveling with….

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…

Jordan: Managing Stress and Anxiety

Living in a different country can certainly cause a great deal of stress on an individual. I have definitely experienced this in the last two months! Everything can be so overwhelming at times. Also, there’s no possible way to fully prepare yourself ahead of time for what you might experience. That being said, typically my…

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…