Taking A Train to Busan

After finishing all of my in-person midterms for this term in Korea I headed to Busan for a short weekend trip! It was exciting to finally go to a different city in Korea and taking the KTX/bullet train for the first time. I had been looking forward to this trip for a while, especially because ...

Exploring Bukchon Hanok Village

It quickly became apparent to me that I was in a city with a such a long history, especially compared to anywhere in America, and it was fascinating to see some very old palaces and general traditional buildings that have been preserved. I took a day to go to Bukchon Hanok village, a 600 year ...

Quepos and Manuel Antonio

Buenas todos! First, this picture is of Manuel Antonio beach, which is a little more touristy, but still beautiful; I will get into it more a little later. This past weekend, my friends and I finally went to one of the prettiest beaches in all of Costa Rica…Manuel Antonio. Where do I even start? My ...

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What I Ate this weekend in the Amalfi Coast

If I had to choose three words to describe this past weekend, I would choose chaotic, charming, and not-vegan-friendly. I knew that traveling around Italy was not going to be the easiest thing, but I definitely overestimated the amount of food options that I would have available to me. This is not to say that ...

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Week 1: Am I Already Late?

People tell you that it is very exciting to visit a new country- you get to travel around, meet people, etc. But I tell you, the initial emotions are more than that- sometimes it can be stressful, it can be overwhelming, intimidating, and a lot of other scary things. But I have been in London ...

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The Language of København( Pronunciated Cubenhaun)

Within 2 weeks in Copenhagen, I got to take in a lot of culture. The way people live, interact with each other, the food and the way people behave in general are very different and have a Nordic origin( you might know this culture as the Vikings). Today I will talk about the language that ...

5 Culture Shocks of Life in Italy

Although I’ve only been in Rome for a few weeks, I have noticed many differences in my experiences in Italy versus the United States. In this post I will talk about 5 culture shocks that have stood out to me. While most of these I was somewhat aware of going into my time abroad, they ...

Ode to my study abroad friends

I was nervous to study abroad not knowing anyone beforehand. It felt like starting college all over again. But within the first 24 hours, I was confident that I had met some great people and that it was going to be a great trip. It was nice to have a group of people to push ...

Getting Settled In

I arrived in Rome, Italy on Thursday August 26th and I feel as though the fact that I am studying abroad didn’t set in until several hours after I arrived. I am living the life that my past self dreamed about and that my somewhat recent past self was spending every moment preparing for. A ...

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My last week in London

This last week in London has gone by very quickly. We had some final projects and exams to finish up, our return COVID tests to schedule, packing up our rooms. Between the not so fun responsibilities, we managed to squeeze in some nice things before heading home. We celebrated Cate’s 21st birthday, which was obviously ...

London Recs

There was a lot of trial and error finding spots we liked and didn’t like. So here are some of my favorite restaurants/bars/areas, and one cocktail recommendation:  Recommendations near Metrogate and Foundation House:  Paul is a French café down the street from Foundation House. I would go there every morning before class. The beetroot sandwich ...

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Produce in Rome

I have been waiting for the past three and a half years for the opportunity to travel back to Italy with one thought on my mind: Produce. When I was in Italy in 2017, food was something that our trip revolved around. From gelato to focaccia to tomatoes to grapes, we wanted to try it ...

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First impression on Copenhagen, Denmark

I left the US on the 20th of August, the Friday at 11 pm. I had a transit in Lisbon, Portugal for a couple hours after which I got to the airport in Copenhagen, Denmark. The view I saw from my plane was amazing even in Lisbon. I arrived at 11 pm local time in ...