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?
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
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
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
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
I have experimented with many helpful (and not-so-helpful) phone apps over the past few years in a quest to make my travels easier. This blog post discusses in detail what I consider to be the best travel apps, organized by category. Be sure to read until the end – my most-used travel app of all … Read moreBest Travel Apps
“¡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
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