See the world

(Photo is from Castel Sant’Elmo in Naples)   While living in Florence for the past few months I’ve had some great opportunities to travel around. Almost all of my travels have been exclusively in Italy, with each city being unique and having different sights and experiences to offer. So far  in Italy I have visited:…

Adventures in Learning

Time continues to fly while being abroad. Its crazy how long I’ve been here. This semester is going very quickly, yet the days feel so long and it feels as if I’ve been here 6 months. My internship is definitely making time go faster, since the majority of my time is spent there. I love…

My Must-See London

It’s hard to pick from all the amazing experiences I’ve had in London, but if I had to recommend three top areas of the city to see, it would be these: 1. Soho Nested below world-famous Oxford Street, Soho is one of London’s most historic and electric neighborhoods. Home to many current and former music…

A Trip of a Lifetime

I traveled to the south island of New Zealand for my mid semester break. This was one of the best experiences I have ever had. I flew from Sydney into Queenstown traveling with my roommate Steven Kirk. The first night we slept in the airport because we had a flight to Queenstown, a town on…

Living Like A Local

My time abroad is racing by, I feel like I only just arrived and yet over a month has gone by. Living abroad in Sydney has been an amazing experience and I have experienced so many new and exciting things. The first moment it truly hit me that I was abroad was while I was…

Expectation vs Reality: Rome Edition

It’s hard not to have any presumptions about what a semester abroad in Rome could be like before you actually go. For me, a lot of my presumptions centered around the proximity of my apartment to the Vatican: how close would I be?! I thought that I would see the Vatican and Pope Francis all…

A Thrilling Trip to Bali! – Blog #5

It is 2 weeks since I returned from Bali and I cannot get over Indonesia’s beauty. For my spring break, three of my friends and I decided to spend the week in Bali. None of us had ever been before and every Aussie we talked to agreed that it is a must go. We decided…

The World is Big and There’s a Lot to Explore

Dear past me, Studying abroad is dramatically different than what you anticipated. You weren’t sure what to expect and you figured you’d get homesick and you were right about that, but the experiences that you have had will make up for this homesickness and allow you to grow as a person, being more open and…

Until Next Time

Ecuador has stolen a piece of my heart. Leaving the country was hard to say the least, mostly because I don’t know when I’ll be able to go back. The trip (even though only nine days) was packed with sights, adventure, and educational opportunities. The trip had a mixture of students on it. There were…