Category Archives: Study Abroad

Guatemala through the Senses

Below is a paper that I wrote while in Guatemala as part of the academic requirements for the trip. I noticed that it works well as a blog post so…

Arrival and Transition in Guatemala

Before departing for Guatemala back in May, I had never travelled outside of the United States except for a few brief visits to nearby Canadian provinces. I have always felt…

boys working on craft

Learning to Teach

I don’t know about you, but my June was pretty great! It was spent with great people, great culture, and a GREAT internship. The impetus for my journey to Spain…

Nicole with catedral

When in Spain

A gloomy, chilly, and rainy Monday morning. Looking out the window, there are Spaniards walking to work in rain boots, heavy coats, and scarves: fashion similar to that in the…

Nicole Ewer stands on castle

On Top of the World

Sometimes, even the best camera can’t capture the true beauty of something… (I’m not just saying that because I am documenting my stay here in Valladolid through the lens of…

trying to hold the cathedral

The Last Adventure

WARNING: THIS POST CONTAINS AN INSANE AMOUNT OF PICTURES Cinque Terre I must say, my last adventure while abroad could not have been more perfect. It all began when I…

In Zadar, Croatia

Throwback to Spring Break

Spring Break abroad was one of the most memorable trips I’ve ever gone on. My travel buddies were a bit more excited for the trip initially because they knew more…

Life in America after Interning Abroad

I felt pretty strange as I boarded the first plane of our three-legged journey back home. I wasn’t immediately upset, but I felt a little empty inside. Chengdu had carved…

Two students at a rugby game

Best Friends Take on Ireland

Every day I’m here, I’m still in awe that I live in Ireland. Yes, it may only be for 5 months, but I still live day to day just as…

Students Hiking

Getting Lost in the Irish Mountains

Green rolling hills, wild flowers, rain, and accents are the three major components I used to think of when I thought about Ireland. Living here for the past four months…