A gut feeling- I chose where to live for four months, across the world, based on a gut feeling. I was overwhelmed with the packets full of information, terminology I didn’t quite understand, and the pressure of choosing the style of housing I would be stuck with for four months. As I filled out my … More Life at Burgmann College
I would say my most common phrase within my first few weeks on exchange in Australia has been, “Do y’all have/do (insert basic American things),” which was usually followed by pure enjoyment at my usage of “y’all.” Celebrating cultural differences and immersing myself into the Aussie uni lifestyle has been a fulfilling, insightful, and educational … More Becoming Comfortable with the Uncomfortable
When thinking about studying abroad, one of the most difficult choices to make is which country, city, and university you’d like to study at. Here’s a quick summary of the reasons why I believe you should choose Madrid’s Universidad Pontificia Comillas ICADE over all the other choices. The biggest barrier for most students studying abroad … More Choose Madrid!
Surprisingly enough, it took a whole month for me to experience my first bout of culture shock—and it didn’t even occur in the country where I’m studying! During our winter vacation, just one week ago, the girls and I decided we would hop on a plane to Prague to check out the hidden gem that … More My First Case of Culture Shock