The One Thing You WON’T Miss About Studying Abroad

There are little things that pop up in everyday life once you're back home that will remind you constantly of your time spent studying abroad. For me, it's usually things like craving eggs and rice for breakfast or walking to class in the rain, but today it was something much different. Anyone who has heard … Continue reading The One Thing You WON’T Miss About Studying Abroad

There’s No Place Like Home

[Disclaimer on title worth booing: Kansans are allowed only a certain number of Wizard of Oz jokes in a lifetime and I've probably already almost exhausted my allowance at age 20.] I'm sitting on the couch in the basement of the house I grew up in watching Law & Order with one puppy asleep on … Continue reading There’s No Place Like Home

Studying Abroad According to Jim Carrey

I never thought I would say that I've taken life lessons from Jim Carrey, but here I am on my last day in Costa Rica, and that's really all that's coming to mind. I never really got homesick, I'm not sad to leave yet, but I'm just really dreading packing so I've been procrastinating by … Continue reading Studying Abroad According to Jim Carrey

Travel Review: Montezuma, Costa Rica

One of my favorite parts about studying abroad with Sol has been the freedom to travel on my own on weekends. Having a few planned excursions was great, and I probably wouldn't have been brave enough to go anywhere on my own the first few weeks, but I've learned and experienced moreĀ in the weekends that … Continue reading Travel Review: Montezuma, Costa Rica

Why You Don’t Need to Know a Foreign Language to Communicate in Another Country

A bit of background on myself: I am 20-year-old architecture student double majoring in Spanish. I've been studying Spanish since I was 13 years old and am absolutely set on making it a part of my career in the field of architecture and construction, and this trip is my first time out of the country. … Continue reading Why You Don’t Need to Know a Foreign Language to Communicate in Another Country