Category: Summer 2017

Wide Awake

“To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people just exist.” – Oscar Wilde Hey everyone and good afternoon. I hope you’re all doing well, I’m doing great. I woke up this morning with a sense of peace after going to sleep at 5:49 am. You might be wondering why I was up ...

Learning from Across the Pond

Oh school. The reason I’m actually in London. I almost forgot about that. With all the traveling and sightseeing we do, it’s easy to forget that we’re in this new country to learn. Now Madrid was a breeze- go to Spanish class for a few hours then come back and go exploring. The schedule was ...

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It’s Tea Time

“It’s always tea time.” – Unknown Hello from London 🖐. I know a lot of people who drink coffee and I know a lot of people who drink tea and I like drinking both but, if I’m being completely honest, I’d rather drink tea. There are several different types of tea in the world but ...

Just Touched Down in London Town

If you didn’t feel old before, just know the American Boy by Estelle will be 10 years old in 2018. Yeah. Anyways, I’ve “touched down in London town” and I’m beyond excited! I’ve been to London before so I’ve done all the touristy activities, not that I wouldn’t love to them again. My previous program (in ...

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Syllabus Week

“You can’t buy happiness but you can buy food and that is pretty much the same thing.” – Unknown Hello everyone and greetings from London. After various twitter polls, I came to the conclusion that syllabus week is almost every college student’s favorite time of year. This week was my syllabus week and it was ...

Adios Madrid, Good Day London!

It’s been real, Madrid. It’s the end of my four weeks here and I can’t say that I’m happy to leave. Saying goodbye to my teachers, my new friends, and the cheap cute clothes broke my heart a little bit. I wish I could spend more time in Madrid. I loved exploring the city and ...

Give it Away

“The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away.” – William Shakespeare Good day everyone and greetings from London. This week marks the official beginning of my studies here in London after a weekend full of activities. As I mentioned in my previous blog, as part ...

The One with the Goodbye Letter

Ciao Roma, For the past month I’ve been able to listen about your history, adore your architecture and art, learn your language, understand your culture and people, and savor your delicious food. I definitely gain a few pounds while eating carbs and gelato everyday, but I’m sure the long walks under the infernal heat make ...

Saved By The Bell, Vale?

“BUENOS DIA CHICOS Y CHICAS!” my teacher hollers as she enters the rooms. Another day, another class and yet I don’t mind sitting through 4 hours of Spanish. My teachers make class exciting and informative. I’ve always had trouble with grammar in Spanish so I thought this class was going to be hell. To my ...

Goodbye Paris

“I guess it goes to show that you just never know where life will take you. You search for answers. You wonder what it all means. You stumble, and you soar. And, if you’re lucky, you make it to Paris for a while.” – Amy Thomas, Paris, My Sweet: A Year in the City of ...