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…

England: Making Friends

When I was thinking about studying abroad, I was really nervous about not being able to make friends. Now that I am abroad, I see that there are many opportunities to make friends. When I first got to Leeds, there was a week of events for international students to meet each other and become friends…

Jordan: Exploring Jerash

This week I went on an incredible adventure around the city of Jerash! It started with my teachers and I catching a cab to the bus stop. We each paid our 1JD and got onto the bus. The ride took about an hour and 15 minutes from Amman to get to Jerash. The ride was…

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…

Five Tips and Tricks to Traveling Abroad for the First Time

Before this excursion to Spain, I had never spent an extended period of time outside of the United States. Here are some of tips and tricks that I think all first timers should use. Hey there Rebels at home! This one goes out to those of you all getting ready to go abroad. I am…

Jordan: Acclimation

Hello there! It’s Caetlind, again. Today I finally decided to sit down and write about one of the hardest situations I’ve faced so far in my journey: adjusting to life in Jordan. Let’s jump into it! On January 30th I left my family and friends behind to embark on a journey of a lifetime: 6…

England: Traveling Part 2

Hi, it’s Katelyn! This post will be about my arrival in London and travel to Leeds! I traveled to London with my friend Kyra, and after our 8 1/2 hour flight, we arrived in London at 11 in the morning. Before our flight landed, flight attendants asked passengers whether they needed a “landing card.” I…

England: Traveling Part 1

Hello! My name is Katelyn Tuck, and I am a junior linguistics major who is currently studying abroad in Leeds, England. Two of my friends, Kyra and Lucy, and I all came to Leeds to study abroad together. Kyra and Lucy are also bloggers on this website, so be sure to check out their blogs…