30 Minutes in Dublin – Game of Thrones Style

Within 30 minutes of being in Dublin for the first time ever I saw King Joffrey. Yep. I’m not kidding ya. I was walking through the Dublin International Airport, after being on an “overnight” plan for 6.5 hours (they tried to make it overnight… shut the windows, make it super dark, feed you breakfast before landing even though I had left DC around 2pm). I guess I was walking a bit fast for my parents to keep up and while I was just strolling along, alone, I look up and stop DEAD IN MY TRACKS. I was in shock. KING JOFFREY, the […]

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Songs from Australia

In Australia, the group of people I lived with and I were frequently listening to music. Some of these songs came out when we were in Aus, and some were just frequently played around the house. A couple are from Australian musicians that we discovered during our time there. The song Call Me Maybe came out while we were there and we even made a video dancing to the song. It’s on Facebook somewhere… hidden in the depths of the internet.

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The One Percent

I have read many places that only one percent of US higher ed students study abroad. I try to keep up with news from NAFSA and the IIE (at one point I almost went and got my masters in international education, but I found my masters program to fit me better).

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My Biggest Piece of Advice for College Students

Studying abroad is where I first received major exposure to another culture. I had been outside of the country before, but only for vacations and a trip to Switzerland when I was 8 (I was definitely too young to appreciate the experience). I was 20 when I left for Australia for five months. I had no idea what it was going to be like. I speculated and talked to friends who studied there the year before me and actual Australians. I researched things I wanted to do, places I wanted to visit, and due to Facebook, I “creeped” on the people […]

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Travel Destination Goals

I have seen a lot of the world, there is no doubt about that, but there is so much more out there. I want to see the entire world. I want to explore all the jungles, hike all the mountains, kayak all the rivers. I want to go. I want to experience wild animals, I want to photograph beautiful scenery. I just arrived back from visiting Seattle, Alaska and Canada – all for the first time.

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