I have accomplished and experienced a lot this semester in Sevilla. In my last couple of weeks here, I hope to check a few more items off of my Sevilla bucket list, and to continue to do some of my favorite things in the city. Here is a short list of some of those must-do items: Read more
I knew that things would be different in Florence. I knew the showers would be different, the language, the customs, but for some reason I never really thought grocery shopping would be that different.
Conversation regarding study abroad usually ranges from excursions, food, local culture and people, to fun activities; basically everything but studying. However, at the end of the day study comes first in study abroad. My visa says “Student”, and I tell people I’m studying at the University of Cape Town for the year, not that I’m bumming around the city on a massive yearlong vacation. Read more
My notebook of Spanish vocabulary seems to have an endless supply of sand from the beach and I wouldn’t have it any other way. Malaga is home now and my routine is natural. These past months have been unlike anything I have ever experienced; I never want it to end. Read more
When I was searching for places I wanted to study abroad, two things came to mind: 1. A city, and 2. A beach. These were two things on my must have list. First, because I grew up in a town of 1,000 people. Second, because that town is nowhere near a beach. So the research began.
For obvious reasons, my search immediately came to a close when I saw a photo of the famous Playa Malvarrosa in Valencia:
You have arrived at your destination, please undo you seat belt and go have an amazing adventure in Costa Rica! Walking out of the airport and boarding a bus or car, you are kind of nervous and relieved to finally have landed. You have messaged all of your friends and family that you have made it safely, and are eager to explore your new home. Read more
When I first talked about going to Italy, my friends and family mentioned that I would probably end up at a gelateria once or twice. Due to my excessive love of ice cream, I guessed it would be a bit more. Ladies and Gentlemen, I have some news to announce. I have become a gelato addict! It has turned into an almost daily habit for me, although I attempt to try new flavors and gelaterias each time I go! Read more
The time leading up to your first study abroad adventure is full of excitement and anxiety. A million thoughts go racing through your mind as you mull over all the potentially great experiences that lie ahead while at the same time trying to account for all contingencies and potential for ruin. As you get closer and closer to your departure date thoughts only become more frantic. I describe it like being on a roller coaster. The few days just before your trip is like riding the cart to the top of the track and the day you leave is when you drop and the ride begins. Here are some of the things you’re thinking on the way up: Read more
Some of my favorite things about studying abroad are the moments of enlightenment when I suddenly understand a little more about the Spanish culture. This post is lengthier and much more serious than my last, concerning tapas, but I hope you enjoy it and absorb some of my passion for the topic! I am also straight up and honest, so feel free to leave comments agreeing or disagreeing with my observations. Everyone has different experiences and I would love to hear about yours! Without further delay, here are a couple of things I have noticed in my time in Spain, and have became fully acquainted with this week: Read more
One of the first excursions we took outside of Sevilla this semester was to Lisbon, Portugal. Before traveling to Lisbon, I didn’t really have any expectations but soon enough, I fell in love with the city. Here are 7 reasons why Lisbon may be one of the most underrated cities in Europe: Read more