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…

Future Money Moves

Studying abroad has enriched my education tenfold. I have gained an understanding of numerous parts of Chinese history, society, and business. This knowledge was gained from not only the classroom, but also while out exploring the country. All of these things will be super beneficial as I enter the workforce as a business woman. Proving…

Coming to Terms with a New Culture

The basis of Chinese society is very different from the west, so a lot stuck out to me very soon after arriving. My top three takeaways from the first few weeks of the semester are: Culture shock is inevitable to some extent- Even if you think you’re super accepting/understanding/adaptable, at least one thing will throw you…

Goodbyes & Gratitude – My Third, and Final, Week in Uruguay!

It has been nearly two weeks since I boarded a plane at the Carrasco International Airport, saying goodbye to the beautiful country of Uruguay and the incredible people who made this trip one that I’ll never forget.  First, let me share a little bit about my third and final week in Uruguay, as it was…

Not Goodbye, But See You Soon – Week 3

My final week at the University of Montevideo has come and gone! It was packed with many assignments and group work, but before any of that could be completed, my class arranged a little get together for all of us to just hang out and eat some really good food! The Uruguayan students held an…

Shanghai Survival Guide

Over the semester, I’ve come to love living in Shanghai. Reflecting back on my time here, I’ve had the opportunity to do a ton, so I feel like I have some authority on the best things to do in this city. If you’re thinking about studying abroad in China or just stopping by Shanghai for…

Becoming an Expat

Living in a place, even for as short of a time as three months, forces you to consider what it would be like to live there permanently. Before this semester, I would have said I definitely would want to live permanently as an expat in China, at least for a few years at the beginning…

Life is Better at the Beach – Week 2

I’m back to tell you about my second week here in Montevideo! I can’t believe a week has already flown by. Where has the time gone? To site visits, group meetings, travels on the weekend, and more city exploring. Since my last post, I’ve had many more walks around the city, ate a few more…

Site Visits, Sun, & Soccer – My Second Week in Uruguay!

A busy second week in Uruguay has made the time move so fast! Class is going great and we were able to travel to a beautiful beach town this past weekend – so let me tell you about it and show you some pictures! We’ve been walking to and from class every day because the…