You might say that you’re not like other Americans—at least, not the Americans who never own a passport—but there is a part of you that is wholeheartedly American.
Advice from Returnees
When it comes to speaking a foreign language, it gets a little tricky – especially while living in another country.
I know it may seem a little early to be thinking about returning home, but as it nears, there are steps you can take to make the transition home a little easier.
One of the loneliest mornings during my time in Lima was that of my birthday, when I saw via social media that Bloomington had a massive snowfall.
While every aspect of study abroad can be very intimidating, navigating a new culture can be one of the most frightening and difficult things.
Holidays are the times of the year that bring people together, but when you're abroad, it's hard not to feel left out.
Before studying abroad, nightmares of not making friends in Australia and losing my friends back home filled my sleep.
People often think that simply living in a foreign country will automatically make us fluent in the language, but I found a different reality when abroad.
I studied in Lima and Madrid, two Spanish speaking destinations. However, I quickly learned how different two regional dialects of Spanish could be.
"Just remember: No one will give a sh*t about your stories."