What a run this has been. As my time in Barcelona comes to a close, I am feeling immensely grateful for these past months. At the conclusion of a full year abroad, I have covered five continents, created so many memories, made some amazing friends, and learned so much. My last two weeks here in …Continue reading "The Adventure of a Lifetime"
Welcome to the one where Spain is Barcelona, but Barcelona is not Spain! A bit of complex politics to start us off today, but there is a lot of tension about whether or not the autonomous region of Catalonia — of which Barcelona is the capital — should become its own country. Mainly because many …Continue reading "Study Abroad Cliché of the Day: Europe Feels Like Home and I Want to Move Here"
I’ve recently been told that I use the words “insane” and “amazing” too much in these blogs — thanks mom, appreciate the edits :). But I can’t think of any words that better describe this past month. We recently visited Salima, on the shore of Lake Malawi (Africa’s largest body of water). But no swimming …Continue reading "Ndikunena Zikomo Kwambiri Kwa Banja Langa (I Say Thank You So Much to My Family)"
Very sorry about the title haha. It makes me laugh, but I’m terrible at spelling noises… But hello again! These past few weeks have been insane – turns out the best of this program was yet to come! Since we last checked in, we finished our time in Ecuador. We visited a large scale dairy …Continue reading "We Are Farmers, bum-badum-bum-bum-bum-bum"
You know, the weirdest thing about Ecuador is that Kentucky Fried Chicken is the preferred fast food restaurant. I mean, seriously. I don’t eat at fast food restaurants, but even I know that is not the best one. (sorry not sorry to all KFC fans). American fast food aside, Ecuador has been amazing. I love …Continue reading "Humidity is Not My Friend but Life is Great Anyway"
The theme for this semester is travel — by May, I will be five continents down, only two more to go! Welcome back to studying abroad with Ayden. This is my second semester abroad and for this round I am doing another School for International Training Program. It’s an international honors program that studies the …Continue reading "Season Two, Episode One: I Flee the Country, Again"