Within my first few days in Edinburgh, right before Uni was about to start, my friends and I thought it would be a grand idea to start exploring the place we were beginning to call home. Our first adventure was climbing up the infamous Calton Hill right in the city centre of Edinburgh.
Ní hăo! Those were the only words I knew in Mandarin Chinese when I landed in China for my one year exchange program at Xiamen University. The language barrier became more and more apparent each day I spent here. Each simple task, such as ordering food at a restaurant, asking for directions or shopping, became a whole new adventure of its own. Continue reading “Conquering the Language Barrier”
Hello everyone! In this week’s vlog, I talk about culture shock in Thailand and a few things I noticed that are different than the culture in the United States. Continue reading “Do You Sell French Fries?”
This is the first country I have visited since coming over here! People were surprised by my choice, but I honestly couldn’t be happier with my experience there and it made my fall break the refreshing and fun break from Uni that I needed.
Oslo, Norway is the biggest city in the country and full of diverse people and foods. It’s also packed with great activities.
Continue reading “Norway? No way!”
I’m a little over halfway done with my semester of adventures abroad, and the homesickness is about to set in. Mostly it’s the fact that I can’t call my mom six times a day, or see the Pacific Ocean, or enjoy the convenience of living near my best friends. Consequently, I’ve started to feel a bit detached from home – but it helps when you run into some familiar faces while exploring the world.
Something I never thought about before study abroad was just how much my network base would grow. I’ve not just met and connected with American people, but people all over the world.
The Exchange programme at San Diego State is one of the best I have ever seen, I have met friends and potential professional networks from all over the world. It’s an eye-opening experience to feel so connected with the world, something I have never experienced before.
When the sun sets in Seoul, a whole different part of the city comes to life.
Pop-up stands get ready to showcase their wares and people start to gather around roadside performers. The shops are crowded and people are strolling about with piping hot street food in hand. The smell of food and chatter from the crowds of people fill the air.
This post will be all about how to get excited, stoked, amped or whatever it is you want to feel before going abroad!
First, I have some recommendations on movies to watch to help feed your inner wanderlust and help you get a taste of the emotions experienced while traveling around the world.
My name is Rosamaria, but people know me as Rose, and this is a glimpse into my second study abroad term!
My time in the Basque Country has been super great and I have a clip for you guys! I’ve been studying and traveling all around, so this vlog video will give you an idea what I’ve been experiencing from August to September.