Studying Abroad in Florence: Picking the Best Gelateria

Italy is known for many things, but my favorite commodity so far is the gelato! Flavors range from baccio, which is chocolate hazelnut, to alle rosa, or rose flavored. While most shops serve similar flavors and have the same price range, an art form exists at choosing the best gelateria that will have the best…

England: The Amazing Month of June II

As my time in England was ending, I spent time with friends that I would miss when I left. I also went to the sister store of the bakery I loved, called Bakery 164. (Well, it’s more of a cafe that serves delicious sandwiches.) As I walked through the city streets, I took pictures of…

England: Leaving Leeds

Finals are now over, and I will be leaving Leeds soon to go to South Korea for a summer abroad program. I’ve realized that I’ve learned a lot of different things while studying abroad in Leeds, so I will share some of these thoughts with you in this blog post. I’ve learned that I should…

Jordan: Petra

Hello again and buckle up for a super long blog! As I alluded to in the previous blog, this one is all about my experience in Petra! Boy did I have high hopes for visiting one of the Seven Wonders of the World! The sites were as amazing as expected, however, after I contracted a…

Studying Abroad in Florence: Planning a Weekend Trip

If you are going to be studying abroad for a length of time of four weeks or more, you are most likely hoping to take a few weekend trips to see different parts of the country or different countries altogether. I highly recommend! In other parts of the world (especially Europe), traveling is so easy…

Italy: Public Transportation While Abroad

A learning curve while studying abroad definitely consists of using public transportation. Our first few days in Rome consisted of walking 30+ minutes to campus and the downtown area several times a day- very tiring if you couldn’t guess. After a few days, we were taught how to use the trams! The trams bring us…

Italy: Summer’s in Italy

Summers in Italy are hot! Weekend trips to the beach are a must! There are so many beaches in Italy, but the Amalfi coast is definitely one of the most popular. And I totally understand why. The Amalfi coast has so much to offer and its close location to the island of Capri also makes…

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…