Things That Are Different Here

I've been living in Prague for two weeks. I understand the phrase culture shock. I've gotten lost and yelled at and questioned and learned a lot. Things are different here. Small things and big things and medium-sized things. Things you don't really notice until everyone else in the restaurant is staring at you and things…

How To: Pack Your Entire Life Into a Suitcase for Four Months

When I first decided to study abroad for a full semester, my first thought was excitement: I was going to get to live WHERE? But then my second thought was panic: I'm going to have to pack WHAT? My international airline allows me to bring one checked bag weighing under 50 lbs, one carry on…