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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Book Discussion: The Invitation Only Zone by Robert S. Boynton

When I first opened this book, I was expecting an account of the abductions conducted by North Korea since the 1970s. I was not expecting to learn how the Japanese imperialist government used ideas of race and anthropology to promote colonialism. But I’m glad that I did. … More Book Discussion: The Invitation Only Zone by Robert S. Boynton

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 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)