Pre-Departure

I’ll be honest: I didn’t really have a lot of fears the moments leading up to my departure for Zurich, Switzerland. Perhaps it was due to my international background or the fact that I approach situations in an unconventional manner – I’m really not too sure. Large changes such as…
Read More

Hallo, Deutschland!

I’m sitting here in my room with my bags packed and only 24 hours until I leave for Germany! For the next five months, I will be an exchange student at the University of Hohenheim in Stuttgart, a diverse and modern city in southwest Germany. At the beginning of this…
Read More

Into the woods

“In every walk with Nature one receives far more than he seeks.” – John Muir In one of my courses this semester, we spent a lecture talking about the restorative qualities that the natural environment provides humans. We looked at case after case showing that spending time in nature reduces…
Read More

A Cold Spring in Beauvais, France

I was in Beauvais, France for three months from February until May.  I knew it would be cold when I arrived there, but I didn’t know just how cold!  I wore my long winter jacket until the week before I left.  Along with all the other challenges– language and culture…
Read More

“Not all those who wander are lost”

While living in Sydney was a new experience in itself, I definitely took advantage of being in a brand new continent on the other side of the world and travelled as much as I could.  My first big trip was to Queensland to travel around and, obviously, dive the Great…
Read More

Life in Sydney

After making the 30+ hour trek all the way to the land down under, I was immediately greeted with warm weather and welcoming people. The first day I spent in Sydney I actually travelled about an hour north to Katoomba, where an iconic New South Wales mountains range, the Blue…
Read More

Page 1 of 212