Germany – Bavaria

The rebels studying abroad in Tübingen and I took a trip to the other side of Germany to see the city of München, Bayern. The long story short is that I encountered three separate bachelorette parties on the train ride there, accepted Deutsch jello shots and other strange gifts (didn’t want to be rude, of…

Morocco: Is this real life?

On the train ride back from a weekend trip to Fez, I sighed a little bit to myself about going back to “real life” of school and homework. I then realized, as I have over and over again this first week, what a dream everyday life in Meknes, Morocco is! A school day here includes…

A Night In or Out

Classes at AALIM (Arab American Language Institute in Morocco) are intense. The four hours of Modern Standard Arabic every morning, Darija lessons after lunch, and the usual load of homework can really add up. So midway through our first week, I was feeling the heat and I thought it would be fun to take a…

Irish You Were There

In mid-March, I had the opportunity to spend 36 hours in beautiful Dublin with a friend. It’s hard to get a lot done in only 36 hours, but we hit a few of the highlights and spent some time wandering the streets before our flight back to the UK. Our hotel was located about 45…

Germany: Studying Language Abroad

Hello! If you’re studying abroad, you’re most likely going to be studying the language of your chosen country unless you have a special program or are fluent. Since week 2 here in Tübingen has been a little slow, meaning I’ve been in classes every day and not traveling very much, I thought I could write about…

Italy: Top 5 Amalfi Towns to Visit

As my trip winds down like the hilly streets near my soon-to-be-no-longer home, I have been trying to soak in as much of Southern Italy as possible. With Campania being the most densely-populated region in Italy, it’s harder to choose what cities to visit than it is to choose what flavor of gelato to order….

Reading to Rome

  At the beginning of April, I got the opportunity to spend a few days in the city of Rome with some of my friends I’ve made while being on study abroad. As someone studying Italian, this opportunity was one I couldn’t pass up, and I’m so incredibly happy that I decided to go. We…

Week 1: Life is beautiful

I arrived at the Dublin airport one week ago. Sleep deprived and delirious, I got on the bus and listened to a bunch of people talking in different languages.  I could not understand my bus driver, so I missed my stop at Trinity college. I got off on the next one, and the bus driver…

Germany – Home to the Humble Deutsche

I’ve been in Tübingen for roughly a week now. The road to get here was long and grueling but, with a little luck and a lot of help, somehow this Mississippi boy made it. Germany threw me for a bit of a spin when I first arrived. Everyone always says that, but it’s never in…