Weekend Excursions

Two months is long enough in a new place to feel like you are finally living there. Things start to become routine and the place where you are staying starts to feel like home. Although this is a great thing for people who like some routine in their lives, it’s hard because it makes you […]

A Trip To Guatemala

¨I feel as though the cardboard box of my own reality has been flattened and blown open. Now I can see the edge of the world.¨ – Tom Hiddleston Buenos from Guatemala! I have now been in Guatemala on a short trip to visit my friend Iris who studied abroad at my school last year. […]

You Will Never Be Completely At Home Again

“You will never be completely at home again, because part of your heart will always be elsewhere. That is the price you pay for the richness of loving and knowing people in more than one place.” Living in a different place for a semester can be a challenge, but it is also something that we […]

Panamanian Adventures

Besides the fact that I got sick from this past weekend, it has been my best experience I have had so far studying abroad! Bocas del Toro, Panama was amazing! Let’s just say that a homemade brownie three nights in a row along with a banana smoothie once a day were some of the highlights. […]

Falling Is Ok But Standing up Is Better

“Falling is okay, but standing up is better” – Dr. Ricardo Cruz Sauma I don’t think my brain goes into culture shock mode. I have seen friends go through it already, but I am just so happy to be here and to get to meet new people all the time. There is really something new […]


Unity is strength… when there is teamwork and collaboration, wonderful things can be achieved – Mattie Stepanek Teamwork means so much more to me after these first few days in Costa Rica. It all began when my parents first dropped me off at the airport Friday morning. Kaylee and I started our travels by navigating […]

A Longing to Learn

“For once you have tasted flight, you will walk the earth with your eyes turned skywards, for there you have been and there you will long to return.” – Leonardo da Vinci For me, traveling is more than taking pictures and visiting world-famous attractions. Traveling is about learning. Learning from other people, other cultures, and […]

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