Arrivederci: FYI

The rush of emotions as you're preparing to embark on an experience of a lifetime can be overwhelming. Not knowing what to expect or, more importantly, how to prepare yourself is probably the hardest task before leaving the country. I was preparing for my three month study abroad program in Italy. However, I was not... Continue Reading →

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Patience is a virtue

Now this one may come as a shocker to those who are unaware of what Europe has to offer. I mean with the ancient architecture and intricate buildings, its easy to overlook the basic needs to survival.....eating. My first experience eating out was frustrating to say the least. Where were the hosts to welcome you... Continue Reading →

Dress To Impress

This may come as a shocker for a few, but dressing in College Station during the winter time, does not prepare you for the real world of France. On the first day of classes I -being an amateur to French culture- assumed that I could get away with a bright Columbia jacket, only to be... Continue Reading →

Where’s the Hospitality?

Before diving into the abstract nature that is "Study Abroad," I want to emphasize that I was not aware of the cultural obscurities that took place in Paris, France. I thought that my perceived mastery of the French language and my recollection of Romantic French movies was enough to prepare me for my experience. Of... Continue Reading →

Catalonia Life

We all know Barcelona as one of Spain’s biggest, most exciting cities. A city filled with good weather, beaches, the Sagrada Familia, and tapas. What people don’t really know is that Barcelona is the capital of Catalonia, a region of Spain which in a way has its very own identity. I have now been in... Continue Reading →

Luggage Services in Japan

I love giving you guys advice for when you’re in Japan, but for now let me give you a little bit of advice for when you’re leaving Japan. When you’re planning your flight out of the country, there are services you can utilize to ship your luggage from wherever you’re staying to the airport. They... Continue Reading →

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