First Month In Italy
My first month in Italy has been an absolute whirlwind. I have (somewhat) successfully learned to navigate the city of Florence, completed a semester’s worth of marketing, and have become accustomed to walking roughly six miles a day in flimsy sandals. Disregarding my grossly overdue need for a pedicure, I have undoubtedly enjoyed and cherished [...]
Yummy Grub, Coffee Shops and Karaoke
  One of the most fun culinary experiences in Vietnam is the “hot pot” which is a combination of fresh meat, noodles, fish and vegetables all cooked in a large boiling pot of broth and enjoyed communally by everyone at the table. Yesterday morning, I was lucky enough to be invited to a hot pot [...]
5 Reasons Why You Should Study Abroad in Cuba NOW
Wait, you’re in Cuba?! Isn’t that like a Communist country? Why would you ever go there? These were the typical questions I was asked before coming to Havana for the spring semester. The reasons I give don’t always convince people of what an amazing place Cuba is to study abroad, so hopefully the following will [...]


Good evening from the beautiful landscapes of Ireland!!
From waking up this morning, to arriving at the Shannon Airport for the very first time, I can conclude that this week has been a whirlwind of emotions and feelings. Just last Sunday morning, I boarded a plane to what I hoped would be the adventure of a lifetime. I stepped up and faced so [...]
Pre-Departure Introduction
Hi! My name’s Dustin, and early tomorrow morning I will be embarking on a three-month adventure teaching English in Vietnam. For those of you that don’t know me, a little introduction: I’m 28 years old and I grew up in a quiet little town in New Jersey called Basking Ridge. I graduated from Rutgers University [...]
The Halfway Point
Flashback to two weeks ago when I boarded a plane for the very first time. I was a nineteen year old girl from rural New Hampshire without any worldly experience beside a trip to New York City. Unfortunately I didn’t get a picture of me hyperventilating with excitement during takeoff, but I did get somewhere [...]