Italy, Study Abroad

Italy 2018

Studying abroad in Orvieto, Italy was one of the best experiences of my life so far! I really fell in love with the country and everything it has to offer, and it was pretty hard to contain that excitement. In the 5 weeks that I was there, I wrote 9 separate blog posts gushing about… Continue reading Italy 2018

France, Study Abroad

France 2018

In the fall of 2018, I had the incredible opportunity to spend the semester studying abroad in Aix-en-Provence, France. It was an amazing time in my life; I saw so many amazing places and also learned a lot from my classes. That's a very nerdy thing to say, but I honestly took some great classes.… Continue reading France 2018

College, Europe, France, Study Abroad

Traveling Alone: Paris, France

Paris, Paris, Paris,De mes amours c'est lui le favori Josephine Baker really put into words the enchantment of  Paris.  The  above lyrics are from  "Paris, Paris, Paris," which is a song that says "Paris" so many times that it stops sounding like a word.  However, it is also one of the songs that was playing… Continue reading Traveling Alone: Paris, France

College, Europe, France, Study Abroad

Reflecting on Study Abroad

One year ago, I returned from a semester in France.  I've had a decent amount of time to reflect on this and to think about my experience and what advice I would give to other students.  Given that I am writing about the entire process of this from picking a program to coming home, this… Continue reading Reflecting on Study Abroad

Chile, Study Abroad

Traveling Alone: Santiago, Chile

This summer, I flew to Santiago, Chile and spent a few days wandering this massive city on my own before meeting up with my group on Easter Island.  At this point, I've done a fair amount of traveling, and I'm on my own for significant amounts of the time.  This doesn't concern me all that… Continue reading Traveling Alone: Santiago, Chile

Europe, Italy, Study Abroad

Reflecting on Rome

Rome, the Eternal City.  I spent a weekend in Rome while I was in Italy last summer, and despite the heat and crowds, I still really enjoyed it.  There's a reason it's popular, after all!  For me, one of the thrills of Rome is the age of everything - like a lot of places in… Continue reading Reflecting on Rome

Chile, Study Abroad

What I Learned on Easter Island

Easter Island, or Rapa Nui, is the most remote inhabited place on Earth.  Spending three weeks there helping with research was not something I really planned or even imagined doing, but that's what I did this summer!  I applied to this program through my university just on the off chance that if I were to… Continue reading What I Learned on Easter Island

Chile, Study Abroad

Visiting Inca Lake

After a couple days in Santiago, I still did not see everything, but I knew even before I came  that since I would only be here for a few days,  I also wanted to see a bit of the rest of Chile.  Originally, I picked a tour to Cajon del Maipo, but due to unsafe… Continue reading Visiting Inca Lake

Chile, Study Abroad

Two Days in Santiago

I've had an amazing couple of days in Santiago!  It's such a big and vibrant city,  and I would love to see  more of it in the future.  However, with only two days I had to make the most of my time and see everything I could. Day 1 was mainly spent seeing the sights… Continue reading Two Days in Santiago

Europe, France, Study Abroad, Top Five

Top Five – Semester in France

With less than a week left here in France, this will probably be my last post for the semester (finals and a flight are really all that remain).  Overall, this week was pretty chill - final presentations, end of semester discussions, and free food.  CEA, my study abroad program, offered a Stinky Cheese Tasting a… Continue reading Top Five – Semester in France