A Letter From a Changed Student

Dear Maria from the past, If only you knew you are about to embark on one of the greatest adventures of your lifetime. I know you are incredibly scared right now and more nervous than you have ever been in your life but hear me out and just relax. These next 6 months are going…

Casa, Comida, Escuela

Hola! My time so far in Spain has been incredible. In my introductory post I expressed wanting to improve my knowledge of the Spanish language and grow as a person by learning about culture to help me in both my personal and professional life. I have been able to already begin reaching these goals, even…

Living Life in Linköping

Sadly, my time in Sweden is coming to an end, exchanges are temporary, but it’s nice to imagine what life could be like if I decided to live here. Linkoping is a nice city, its simple but has all the basic things you need. It’s only a few hours from major cities such as Stockholm,…

Your Travel Guide to Linköping

By American standards Linköping is quite a small town with about 160,000 inhabitants. However, in Sweden, this quaint little town is the 7th largest city. Often you can hear airplanes in the sky as it is known as the aerospace capital of Sweden as well as the capital of Östergötland County. The university is quite…

An Adventure to Alcalá de Henares

Hello and welcome to my blog! My name is Carley Hess and I am a sophomore at the University of Pittsburgh. I am in the College of Business Administration and am currently working towards a major in Human Resources Management. I am also working towards a Spanish minor. A little bit about me personally is…

Goodbye London, Hello Philadelphia!!

Since flying home from London two weeks ago, I’ve had a lot of time to reflect on the experiences that I had there. I have noticed a lot more independence in myself, a special readiness for my academics in the fall, and a newfound sense of pride in my professional development skills. I am very…

Beauty in Bruges

Well, it’s a lot warmer here in Rouen than the last time I posted. Spring has definitely sprung, as I am writing this from a café in the city center under clear skies and warm sun. What little snow we had melted by the end of January, giving way to lots of rain and short,…

Concluding post

I had a great international experience. I travelled long and far… Bologna, Venice, Siena San Gimingano, Amsterdam, Budapest, Paris, Calabria, Florence, Chianti, and the list goes on. It was, in total, an eye-opening incredible experience. I learned how to sculpt projects out of clay, how to write blog posts professionally and for this project, finally…

A Letter to My Past Self: Get Excited to Study Abroad!

Dear Pre-London Emily, You are going to have the time of your life abroad in London! I know that you’re worried about getting lost on the tube and being away from your dog for a couple of months but the experiences that you will have are like no other. One thing that you should absolutely…