Category: Summer 2019

Navigating AirBnB

A mere ten years ago, AirBnB came onto the tourist scene, and it’s made quite a splash. It’s an easy way for people to make money, simply by renting out an extra room or a seasonal home. It’s also wildly convenient for travelers: flexible check-in times, the amenities of a home rather than just a ...

Notting Hill

Music, Food, Art, and Shopping in Notting Hill

Salt Serenity

Going out with your host family is a perfect way to immerse yourself into their culture and grow/develop a bond with them!

Final Words From Seoul

As the program comes to an end I’ve compiled a series of advice and tips to spending the month in Seoul. Upon arriving at Seoul, it’s really easy to get to Hanyang from the airport. Instead of paying 80,000+ won on a taxi, you can take the subway for about 2,000-3,000 won. The only time ...

The Story of the Lost Passport!

One of the worst things that can happen when you’re traveling is losing or having your passport stolen! My situation was a little different than a typical lost passport scenario. During early May, two months before my Study Abroad was scheduled to begin, you won’t believe, the UPS mailing service lost my passport!  How did ...

The First Days in London

London is like a mix of New York and Washington D.C. It has a similar energy to New York but looks more like Washington D.C. with its vast white buildings and architecture. There are tourists everywhere! London is a very easy city to navigate. Instead of Septa, they call it the Tube. Through our program ...

The Cliffs of Moher

Traveling to different parts of Ireland means that there are necessary visits that must be made. In Western Ireland this must-see spot is the Cliffs of Moher and luckily that was the last and final stop that was made during the Western Ireland weekend excursion. The Cliffs of Moher are one of the most popular ...

To Group or Not to Group

Living with the same 40-or-so-people means we got pretty close, pretty fast. After one week, it felt as though we’ve known each other for a month; after all, we eat together, we go to classes together, we go out together, we live within 50 feet of each other. Being with so many people all the ...

Language Barriers and Learning

When you are entering a non-English speaking country (or a country that does not speak your language) like Jordan that has a completely different language with its own set of unique dialects, it can be immensely overwhelming and you might resort to silence. What i’ve noticed is that students around me including myself initially relied ...

Getting Sick in Seoul

As you should always be prepared when travelling, study abroad is no exception. Especially being so far away from home, you may find it increasingly difficult to seek medical attention. After watching my friends get sick, followed by myself getting sick, here’s an all you need to know guide about getting sick in Seoul. First ...