5 Years From Seoul

This is a piece I wrote as a reflection on my time studying abroad in Seoul, South Korea, back in 2015 (almost 5 years ago). Everyone that knows me, knows that my time in South Korea has had a huge impact on my life, my perspective, and my interests. My husband, some friends, and I will visit Seoul again in November 2019. … More 5 Years From Seoul

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Study Abroad Essentials: Part 2, How to Maximize Your Time Abroad

I spent the Spring of 2015 studying abroad in Seoul, South Korea. And I have to brag on myself a little bit–I studied abroad like a boss. The months of studying and planning that I did, as well as some key choices that I made, really paid off when it came time for the actual … More Study Abroad Essentials: Part 2, How to Maximize Your Time Abroad

My Worst Travel Experiences, Part 2: Creepers and Other Characters

Note: This is a re-post from my old blog. The original post was made in 2017, under the title “My Worst Experiences Abroad.” The point of me sharing these experiences is to encourage everyone to embrace the good and the bad when it comes to traveling, and find ways to grow from negative experiences. (Fortunately, I’ve been … More My Worst Travel Experiences, Part 2: Creepers and Other Characters

Attitude Adjustment: The Best Advice I Ever Received About Culture Shock

Back in 2014 I was a Junior in college preparing to go abroad for a semester in South Korea. Even though I was beyond excited, I was also nervous about having to adjust and live in a new place for six months.   During that time I was taking a Linguistic Anthropology course, and the … More Attitude Adjustment: The Best Advice I Ever Received About Culture Shock

My Worst Travel Experiences: Part 1, Accidents and Injuries (Re-Post)

Note: This is a re-post from my old blog that I had during grad school. The original post was published January 6, 2017, under the title “My Worst Experiences Abroad”. Hope you enjoy!  The point of me sharing these experiences is to encourage everyone to embrace the good and the bad when it comes to … More My Worst Travel Experiences: Part 1, Accidents and Injuries (Re-Post)