Goodbye San Diego and Hallo Nederland

After I graduated high school, I answered my relative’s repetitive question, “Are you excited to go to college?” with a thoughtless “yes, Auntie.” However, when I look back on that, I wasn’t excited at all. In fact, I was a nervous wreck and terrified of everything college had to offer — the food, people, classes, teachers, etc.

More specifically, I was horrified of living in the residence halls. From hearing stories of unsanitary items left in the communal showers (I won’t go into detail), to nightmare tales of spiteful room mates, I was not at all eager for the roller coaster I was about to ride. I truly felt as though I was waiting in a never-ending line for Déjà Vu at Magic Mountain the first few months before move in day. Continue reading “Goodbye San Diego and Hallo Nederland”

The Land of Smiles

Sa wat dii kha!

My name is Tiffany Geer and I am currently a fourth year student at San Diego State University. I played on our Division I womens soccer team for the past four seasons and have decided to celebrate the ending of my collegiate career by studying abroad at Thammasat University (TU) in Bangkok, Thailand this Spring semester!

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Why are Californians Afraid of Rain?

I recently stumbled upon an article where a 30-year-old man wrote some advice for his 20-year-old self. Within the article, he continuously stressed how important it is for his younger self to travel.  I thought back to when I was debating whether or not studying abroad was something I would be able to do in my college career and I realized how close I was to dismissing the opportunity.
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