Things No One Tells You About Studying Abroad

things no one tells you about studying abroad

Prior to studying abroad, I read countless blog posts and articles from every study abroad site imaginable. Most of them promised to tell me *new information* on what I should know before studying abroad, but each one inevitably told me the same tired clichés (which, I should add, have yet to help me). Here are a few things no one tells you about studying abroad–or at least, they certainly didn’t...

Observations On A Global Classroom

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During my first class on the first day of the semester in Prague, my professor went around the classroom, having each student introduce themselves and share where they are from. It was immediately apparent that I was one of a few Americans, if not the only American, in the classroom. My classmates were from Russia, Japan, France, Italy, Ukraine, Switzerland, Georgia (the country), Kazakhstan, Bolivia, Guatemala…just to name a few....

60 Hours in Boston | Travel Vlog

If you want to take weekend trips during the semester, you have to time them to match up with your workload. Take a look at all of your syllabi, and if you have a lot of big assignments due one week, that’s the perfect weekend to go: after you turn in those assignments, but before you get another load of work to do. Or, you can plan your trip for...

5 Tips for Starting the Semester Off Right

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My classes for the fall semester began on Monday, and already my to-do list is a mile long. I’m diving headfirst into the most academically intensive semester yet, and I don’t want to drown. Before I get overwhelmed with essays, meetings, and countless textbook chapters, I want to get organized–and stay organized. Here are my tried and true top 5 tips for starting the semester off right. Read all of...

7 Things I’ll Miss About Cambridge

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 It’s been one week since I moved back to Maryland from Massachusetts, and I miss my dear ol’ neighborhood more than words. My life in Cambridge was made up of so many different, beautiful pieces which each hold a distinct place in my heart. While I could talk for hours about what I loved and why, here are seven of my favorite parts of Cambridge that I think I’ll miss the most.  The...

The Art of Being Yourself

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Growing up, people could tell me to “be myself” all day long and I still wouldn’t know what they meant. But recently, I’ve come to understand what this clichéd piece of advice actually means. While fully understanding the phrase and actually living it out are two separate, nuanced elements that will take years of work, I thought I’d make an attempt at explaining what I consider to be the “art...

4 Best Pre-Broadway Brunches

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Two of my favorite things in the world are brunch and Broadway. And often, when I’m in Manhattan, I get to experience both in one day! From my countless mornings spent munching away at French toast and sipping hot chocolate, I’ve gotten a grasp on the best pre-Broadway brunch spots in the city. While I’m always down for a trip to a new hidden gem, it’s nice to have go-to...

5 Quick and Simple Tips For Being Productive

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I’m going to be completely candid: the reason I’m writing this post is because I have found myself feeling my days slip away without so much as a checkmark on my to-do list. And this needs to change. I try to put things off, I procrastinate by cleaning (yes, cleaning), and I make excuses. But this behavior helps no one. At the end of the day, I’m the person whose...