Category: Spring 2019

How to Save Money Abroad

Studying abroad does not have to break the bank! Believe it or not, this experience can be both amazing and affordable. Here are some of my tips on how to save money while you are traveling abroad! Budget There are endless amounts of ways to budget while you are abroad, especially with modern technology. There ...

Anne Frank in Amsterdam

The Holocaust has been a topic that has recently been popping up in my abroad experience. Although a touchy subject, learning about the Holocaust in Europe, where it occurred, has been very illuminating and a great educational opportunity. I spent one night in Amsterdam after traveling to Paris, and decided to visit the Anne Frank ...

Language Barriers

Let’s talk about language barriers! Language barriers are formally defined as, “a barrier of communication between people who are unable to speak a common language.” Commonly, this occurs between two people who speak completely different languages. Luckily, as English speaking people, we are a bit more advantaged. About 1.75 billion people on the Earth speak ...

Directions to the Mona Lisa

After class on Thursday we hopped on the Eurostar to Paris. The Eurostar is a train line that runs through Europe, as the name implies. Luckily, the train leaves from King’s Cross Station, about a 25 minute tube ride from our home base. The Eurostar is a really great way to travel throughout Europe. It ...

It’s June Already?!

I can’t believe it’s already June! Do you know what that means? Yes, final papers are due, final presentations are coming up, and finals are quickly approaching! Time management is important during this time as you’ll find yourself having a paper due one day and an exam the next. If you aren’t able to manage ...

Fly to the Sky!

Looking for a beautiful view of Seoul? Korea has plenty of tower observatory decks where you and your friends, family, or significant other can relax and enjoy Seoul from a a different viewpoint. My recommendation landmark? N Seoul Tower in Myeongdong, also know as Namsan Tower! When visiting Myeongdong, I suggest making a small stop ...

Small Victories: Tackling the Recycling System

In the United States, people usually sort their trash in two separate bins– waste and recyclable. It’s something that people do instinctively and don’t really need too much direction to do. Even though some people don’t follow the instructions, (although they should) I’m pretty sure that they know about it. In elementary school, we were ...