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Reunion in Nashville

Last year at this time, I was boarding a flight to leave Australia after an amazing semester abroad. This December, I am boarding a flight to visit two good friends from Nashville that I met during my time abroad, at the University of Canberra. Anna and I were in contact with one another before we […]

A tale of packing gone wrong

Packing has got to be one of the most difficult tasks when you plan for any trip. How many pants should you pack? How much sunscreen? Did you pack too much? Did you pack too little? Should you really bring all five tubes of mascara? These are just some of the questions that put me […]

Star-struck in Australia (part-2)

  Spring break ends all too fast when you study abroad. After three days in our rainforest paradise the five of us, study abroad students headed back to Cairns, in Queensland, Australia. We spent our final few days of October break shopping, sun tanning, and scuba diving on the Great Barrier Reef! Unfortunately, for the […]

Star-struck in Australia (part 1)

  “Did you know that exactly a year ago today we left to travel up the coast for October break?” Anna shouts excitedly at me over Skype. “No way!” I say. “It’s been a year already?” A year and its still so vivid: five of us, study abroad students, packing frantically to take off on […]

The Study Abroad Blog has a new editor!

Upon being asked if I would accept the role of UFV’s new study abroad blog editor, I was beyond enthused. I am excited to have the opportunity to shine light on the amazing travel experiences of other students, and share some stories of my own. I first considered studying abroad after reading an article on  […]