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 more 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