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Paris With My Best Friends: A Weekend For The Books

If you would have told me two years ago that I would be snuggled up under the sparkling Eiffel Tower with three of my best friends sipping on cheap bottles of wine, I probably would have laughed in your face. I met Sage, Casey and Anna my very first week of college. And no. I… Continue reading Paris With My Best Friends: A Weekend For The Books

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Pros and Cons of Living With a Host Family: What It’s REALLY Like

It's a pretty weird concept when you think about it. You take a housing survey, travel to a foreign country, and move into a stranger's home. That's basically it. It's weirdly similar to getting a new roommate, except you don't get much say in the matter other than your responses on the housing survey. You're really… Continue reading Pros and Cons of Living With a Host Family: What It’s REALLY Like

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Culture Shock: An American College Student Living in Spain

It's officially been two weeks since moving into my Sevillano home, but I swear it feels like I've lived here for months already! Being thrown into the Spanish lifestyle has forced me to abandon all my American habits and completely adjust to the culture – much more so than I anticipated. But here's the thing:… Continue reading Culture Shock: An American College Student Living in Spain

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A Home Among Strangers: Meeting My Host Family

After a five hour car ride to Miami, a nine hour plane ride to Madrid, a five hour layover, a one hour plane ride to Seville, and another two hours at the airport, you would think I'd had enough excitement for one day. But no. The real fun was about to begin. It was finally… Continue reading A Home Among Strangers: Meeting My Host Family

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It’s Finally Happening! My Pre-Departure Hopes, Fears, and Goals

A lot of people may not know that I used to live in the Netherlands. I was a ten-year old bubbly blonde running around the tiny village of Wassenaar, speaking fluent Dutch to strangers and riding my bike to Langstraat for appelflappens on Saturday mornings. My family and I spent countless weekends in Germany, London… Continue reading It’s Finally Happening! My Pre-Departure Hopes, Fears, and Goals