Cat sign in Italy

I grabbed my bag and began rushing out of my apartment when I heard a screech. I turned the corner to see what my flatmates were facing. There she was; a...

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Whether they formulate in the middle of class as a professor’s voice slowly becomes a mumble, or they meet you in the familiar comfort of your bed, everyone has them –...

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I remember the drive to my apartment and the anticipation. So many buildings flew by me and this need to explore my new home and country rushed over me. It was...

study abroad, studying abroad, study abroad in Paris

Orientation week is packed full of information about the process of studying abroad. We have gone through a health & safety session, an academic orientation session, a general living abroad session,...

arrived

Palm trees, a quick glimpse of snow covered mountains, the Mediterranean Sea and beautiful architecture passed by as I took in my new home country for the first time. It was...

Morocco, Africa

I once read a speech by David Foster Wallace that forever changed my outlook on life. In the most simplistic manner, he managed to reveal one of the most important life...

Almost to the top! Taking a break to look out at the view of Provence from Sainte Victoire. Even though it was a cold January day, we met some rock climbers out in tank tops scaling the top of the mountain! We weren't quite that brave :)

“We decided that once school begins we’ll start speaking it most of the time,” I said to my host mother over dinner with my roommate on one of our first nights...

The most beautiful view

Have you ever gone somewhere and wondered what history could have occurred on the same steps you were walking on? For some reason, cobblestone streets always seem to have that wistful...

study abroad, studying abroad, study abroad in Aix en Provence

When I first arrived in Aix-en-Provence, I thought the semester would last ages and I would never become truly accustomed to life abroad. I was wrong, these four short months in...

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I remember my first step into Paris, my first encounter with a historical monument, my first spoken word of French, and even my first bite into a mouth-watering French dish. Most...