First Days as a Capstone Student in Meknes

New to the University of Mississippi’s language programs this last year was the Arabic Department becoming a recognized Arabic Flagship program in the United States. In addition to extra funding and support for the program and its students, gaining Flagship status means that students have available to them the possibility of applying for the Capstone…

England: The Amazing Month of June I

In the beginning of June, I visited London one last time, but for a solo trip! I booked an airbnb, a bus ticket, and went on my way. I stayed for a whole weekend to go see a concert at Wembley Stadium, originally a football stadium which can fit up to 90,000 people. The group…

England: 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…

Jordan: Sickness

Welcome back! This may be an odd piece to be quite honest. I’ve thought a lot about how to write this next post and still haven’t completely figured it out. I wanted to address how to deal with not feeling your best while traveling. Getting your body acclimated to another country’s food can be very…

Studying Abroad in Florence: Roommates

When I decided to study abroad for six weeks, one aspect I forgot to think about and what I feel no one mentioned was the fact that I would most likely have roommates. While I have had roommates in a dorm and my sorority house, having a roommate that you have never met, in a…

Italy: What To Do In Florence

There are so many things to do in Florence, Italy. My roommates and I traveled there and had no idea what to do in just 2 days. Here are my top recommendations! 1. The Duomo The Duomo is a must! This gorgeous cathedral has so much to offer, but be prepared to wait in line….

Jordan: Ramadan

Hello! I can’t believe it is almost June! I am officially 2/3rds of the way through my stint here in Jordan and I honestly cannot believe how quickly the time has gone by. While I’m not looking forward to the weather getting any warmer than it already is, I am looking forward to the end…

England: Packing!!

Hello! I now only have one more final left to take, and then, in a few weeks I will officially be leaving Leeds! I feel like I have been in Leeds for a long time, but now that it is almost time to leave, it feels like it is ending so soon! Even though I…

England: May Days #2

May is soon over and I have only one final exam left. I can’t believe that in less than 20 days, I’ll be heading back home. The month of exams and preparation: The exams here are really different from the ones in Oxford. The two exams I took this past week were in an auditorium…

Spanish Adventure 4: Urederra and Pamplona

This was genuinely my favorite trip around the Greater Basque Country. Two hours south of Bilbao, in the mountains of Navarre, lies a hidden gem of the region. Urederra is the exit of a natural aquifer cut into the karst that makes up the mountains of the region. The name Urederra derives from the Basque…

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…