Tag: friends

Injuries and Frankfurt

October 4 Uh-oh, it looks like there is nothing to highlight for this day! October 5 What do you think of when you think of Swabia? (Schwaben) Swabia is located in the southwestern part of Baden-Württemberg, that’s where you’ll find the Black Forest (Schwarzwald) and the Swabian Alb or Jura (Schwäbische Alb)! Swabian German or ...

Folktales, Ayran, and Heidelberg

September 13 In a forest, there were two animals who were best friends, a crow and a deer. They trusted each other and did everything together. But one day…a wolf came to the forest and asked the deer to be its friend. The deer, of course, agreed to be the wolf’s friend. The crow warned ...

~Paradise~ (Bocas del Toro)

Hola personas! Hope you’re all doing well because I definitely did! This past weekend, we finally went on our Panama Field Trip. I know nothing about Panama before going, all I knew is there was a canal somewhere and it was a pretty big deal at one point. However, we traveled to Bocas del Toro ...

Exploring San Jose!

Hola lectores! I hope you are all doing well! This past weekend, a bunch of my friends and I decided to hang in San Jose rather than travel to a mountain for hiking or to a beach for swimming. I think a lot of my friends and I were just tired, so we thought it ...

Playa Jacó

Buenas mi amigos! Hope you’re all doing well! The day after the volcano trip, most of the kids in my program and I went to Playa Jacó to soak up the sun and swim and have fun. Let me tell you, it was so much fun. The beach was beautiful, like I have never been ...

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 ...

The Excitement of Making New Friends

Experiencing new things is always better when you have someone to turn to and say, “isn’t this amazing?” And seeing as though studying abroad contains at least one new experience per day, someone to share them with is, in my opinion, essential.  Personally, I love socializing; I get a rush when getting to know new ...

Reflection on My Time Abroad in Florence

My time studying in Florence, Italy, has been truly incredible, and I have seen and experienced so much, not only in Italy but in countries across Europe. I could not have hoped for or imagined a better semester. Although it is difficult to say in words all the things that I learned, I think it ...

Day Trip to Lucerne, Switzerland

For my second day in Switzerland, we took a day trip from Zurich to the city of Lucern, only about an hour by train from Zurich Central Station (HB). The tickets were about $27 each way, no train transfers necessary, and be arrived before we knew it! With no real plan, we wandered around the ...

Enjoying the Season in Switzerland

In Italy, you are perfectly located near so many awesome countries. Right above Italy is Switzerland, known for its Swiss Alps, chocolate, and cheese. My friend invited me take a trip to Zurich, Switzerland to check out the Christmas markets, and I decided to go last minute! I took a FlixBus, a super affordable way ...