Florence: Classes Abroad

I figured it’s high time I wrote about taking classes abroad. Let’s be real, everyone is going abroad for one reason: to be abroad! However, studying should be a top priority if you are in a study abroad program. Classes can also make your study abroad experience so much more gratifying. I’ve learned so much…

Germany: Coming Home

Unfortunately, my term had to end early due to a family emergency. It’s bittersweet to come back to the U.S., but I’m ready to see my family, friends, and Chick-fil-a. Here’s what I’m bringing home from Germany, and here’s what I’ve learned from my trip. Many, many souvenirs. The material things I’m bringing home include…

Morocco: The Best 10 Things I Packed

1. The Sandals These deserve to go first because I love them so much. They’re Skechers (easy on the wallet) They feel like a yoga mat They’re light I can work for 8 hours or walk for 12 hours in them They match everything Airport security is a breeze! 2. The Hand Wipes / Makeup…

London: Weekend Trip to Edinburgh

A couple of weekends ago, I took a trip to Scotland with a couple of my flat mates and friends. I did not know much about the town of Edinburgh or Scotland in general, nor did I have any expectations, but any expectations that I did have were greatly exceeded. Saturday We left our flat…

Girls in Greece

For our program’s only 4 day weekend, Kathleen and I, along with 3 other friends, booked flights to Santorini, Greece. The flight was quite the steal and we found a hotel in Perissa that was incredibly affordable! So, we packed our swimsuits and linen dresses and headed to Greece to fulfill our Mama Mia-loving dreams. Kathleen…

Germany: actually, Paris

This past weekend my friends and I had the opportunity to go to Paris! When we booked our trip, we did not realize that we would be there for both Bastille Day and the World Cup final (where France won)! Therefore, we had an extremely busy weekend and a once in a lifetime experience. We were…

Amalfi is Magic

This very belated post is about the weekend we traveled to the Amalfi coast to meet up with Ms. Wendy, Ms. Becky, and Ms. Leigh. They had already spent a couple days there, but we joined them that Thursday night. We took a train from Florence to Naples, and then a van transfer from Naples…

Florence: Allez les Bleus!

Last weekend I had the absolute treasure of visiting France during the World Cup finals. I started my weekend by taking Flixbus from Florence to Cannes. I have to say, the bus was not my favorite mode of transportation, but the price couldn’t be beat. The only real issue I had was that we had…

China: Empty & Full

Random Chinese people walking down the street gathered in the front courtyard of our hotel to watch my classmates and I as we danced to a rendition of Beyoncé’s “Crazy in Love.” Considering that we were in the relatively rural county of Jidong – home to Fenghuangshan (Phoenix mountain) – I wouldn’t be surprised if…

Ireland: Week 2 – Border Disputes

If you didn’t know, I am in Dublin studying Irish History and Politics, so I thought that it may be interesting to write about some of the controversial topics we have learned about so far.