Why Study Abroad?

For me, it was never a question of whether I would study abroad, but where. Travel has been an extremely important and formative part of my life since age 11, when I lived in Spain with my mum. I grew so much as a person during that year, expanding my horizons and deepening my understanding … Read moreWhy Study Abroad?

Dealing with Harassment while Traveling

As a 22-year-old woman who usually travels solo, harassment has become a fact of life for me, especially unabashed stares and cat calls. Is it unpleasant and frustrating? Yes, of course. But over time I have learned many strategies for dealing with harassment while traveling, and they make a big difference! Basic Tips for Dealing … Read moreDealing with Harassment while Traveling

Health and Safety Abroad

Yoga in Thailand, Health and Safety Abroad

It is important to plan ahead on your health and safety abroad, especially when traveling alone or to a new country. However, taking a few simple precautions can go a long way! Read on to discover some of my favorite tips and resources for staying healthy and safe while traveling! STEP: Smart Traveler Enrollment Plan … Read moreHealth and Safety Abroad

Accessing Money Abroad

Leaving the country soon? There are several different methods for accessing money abroad, and each has both pros and cons. Cash (and Travelers Checks) One way of accessing money abroad is to bring US dollars to exchange. You can convert US dollars to local currency in the airport or at a bureau of exchange or … Read moreAccessing Money Abroad

What to Pack for Study Abroad

Don’t know what to pack for study abroad? This is a daunting task, to be sure. Planning out 3-4 months worth of outfits is no easy task, especially considering changing seasons and limited luggage space! But don’t worry, I’ve learned a lot about packing over the years, from two-month backpacking trips to 10-month, multi-continent expeditions. … Read moreWhat to Pack for Study Abroad

CLS in Tangier, Morocco: Part 1

CLS in Tangier's old medina

Merhaba from Morocco! As some of you may know, I was recently awarded a highly competitive Critical Language Scholarship to spend the summer in Morocco – for free! After an amazing first two weeks, I want to give an update on my experiences with CLS in Tangier. What is CLS? The Critical Language Scholarship is … Read moreCLS in Tangier, Morocco: Part 1

The Day I Was Deported from the EU, on a Boat, to Morocco

Travel Apps, Morocco

         “¡Por el amor de Dios!” I mutter as I sprint barefoot across the scorching white sand. I sigh with relief as my feet reach the water. Even the sea here is warm, but it’s the only escape from the oppressive heat of July in southern Spain. I frolic through the waves (the way only … Read moreThe Day I Was Deported from the EU, on a Boat, to Morocco

Best Restaurants in Antigua

Cerro San Cristobal Best Restaurants in Antigua

My favorite thing to do in Antigua was honestly just eating. In fact, I think I spent more time eating food than doing anything else when I lived there. So in those three months, it’s safe to say that I tried almost every restaurant down to the last food truck! The funny thing about living … Read moreBest Restaurants in Antigua

Applying for an Internship Abroad

Applying for an Internship Abroad As you may have seen in my latest Instagram post, I was just awarded a fully funded internship abroad in a country of my choice during the Summer of 2020! I have received this incredible opportunity through the Toor Cummings Center for International Studies in the Liberal Arts (CISLA), and I am … Read moreApplying for an Internship Abroad