School Stuff

Well, it has now been two full weeks that I have been out of the States, as I am residing in Costa Rica for the next 3 months! I am attending Universidad Veritas, a private arts university in the Zapoté area of San José (the neighborhood I am living in). The University’s main programs are […]

The Big Graduation Day

We have successfully completed level A1 of the Polish language! After a not too terribly difficult final exam, we were awarded our fancy Polish diplomas and our sweet professor invited us all over to her apartment where she prepared cups of tea, introduced us to homemade plum jam (plums are extremely popular in Poland) and […]

Where I Walk, Bike, Fly, Etc.

Day 19: It’s been a couple weeks since my last post, and a lot has happened. I’ll try to only mention the essential moments of my time here so far in lovely Firenze and make it short and sweet. Classes: My schedule of classes is as follows: Mon: Italian Tuesday: Wine and Culture Wednesday: Workplace […]

Christmas Spirit in Strasbourg

“Every Who down in Whoville liked Christmas a lot…” so goes How the Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr. Seuss. If Whoville existed on Earth, in our world, Strasbourg would be that place. The day after Thanksgiving, our little group from Caen embarked on the journey from our little town in lower Normandy to Alsace, right […]

Beating the Study Abroad Blues

When you decide to study abroad, you will be faced with many orientations designed to prepare you for the inevitability of culture shock and homesickness. One of the most helpful parts of the orientations was this graph, which helps give a visual for the stages of culture shock you will encounter during your time abroad: […]

Reflections on the Halfway Point

Having just finished my vacation in London with my dad, I realized that I have officially reached the halfway point of this journey. To be honest, it doesn’t feel like I have been in Caen for the two months that I have been here. I’ve finally started feeling familiar with the education system (11.5/20 on […]

A Day in the Life

One of the greatest adventures I’ve had abroad, not counting my adventure with the French education system, would be finding a rhythm for a normal day. When I’m at school in Denver, I thrive on my normal routine. I always know what’s going on, when everything is happening, and what I need to do. Needless […]

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