Let The Adventure Begin!

My six-week trip through Scandinavia (finally) kicked off on May 17. I will spend the first four and a half weeks in Finland, touring Helsinki and taking courses in Jyväskylä. So far, about a week and a half in, I have thoroughly enjoyed every part of Finland: the beautiful scenery, the evident history, the unique teaching style, the list goes on. It is hard not to compare back to life in San Diego, but I am definitely finding things in Finland that are quite brilliant.

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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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Culture Shock: Part 1

Culture shock. You’re bound to get it sooner or later while studying abroad. In these past seven weeks I’ve experienced quite a bit of it myself, and so has my friend, Frida.

In this video, Frida and I discuss three main culture shocks: WeChat and blocked websites, taking pictures and staring. But it doesn’t end there! We are constantly being surprised! Continue reading “Culture Shock: Part 1”

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