Traveling opens the mind to new experiences and opportunities, especially when working abroad. Last summer was my very first time ever being in Europe, therefore there were many adjustments and challenges to endure. Being an intern in a foreign country, I had to adjust to a new working environment, speak a new language, and get accustomed to a new lifestyle and co-workers. During this time, my expectations were not met, and I had to face reality and work to adjust to my new environment. I learned that Spanish…

Socializing in a Foreign City Study abroad is an incredibly unique experience where you have the chance to forge friendships around the globe. However, amidst the awe and joy of going global, it is a common concern to wonder how you will be able to socialize and build bonds in foreign territory, especially accompanied by a hefty language barrier. Have no fear because I’ve been there! After a phenomenal semester abroad, I returned to Prague as an Onsite Ambassador to put into practice some things I wish I…

Studying abroad is the adventure of a lifetime, and it’s easy to get distracted by all the excitement and forget a few things while you’re packing. I know I did. There were also important things I happened to bring that other students didn’t even consider. Students in my program and I all ended up spending money we didn’t have on things we should have brought with us. We made a lot of mistakes that way, but the beauty of mistakes is you can learn from them and help…

Hotel de Ville after 2016 Pulse Shooting

Talking about the LGBTQ community can be controversial and sparks strong opinions. LGBTQ individuals may feel unsafe and uncomfortable with expressing their sexual or gender identity, especially in environments unfriendly to the LGBTQ community or in unfamiliar territories. Being part of the LGBTQ community myself, I have experienced both positive and negative reactions. However, out of all the cities I have been to all over the world, Paris has been the most LGBTQ friendly thus far. Here’s why: France is Recognized as one of the most Gay-Friendly Countries…

Okay, I don’t know about you, but I LOVE coffee. Like 4+ cups of coffee a day. I know it’s a bit obsessive but once you come to Prague you’ll understand why. Back in the States, I would have my morning coffee when I woke up. My roommates and I would take turns waking up first and making a pot and then go about our days, I might have stopped at Starbucks or The Market on Larimer Square. back in Denver, CO where I attended university but that…