I Lived It: I Lost my Passport and Wallet All Alone in a Foreign Country

As I sat in the airport in Prague, crying hysterically on a bench while the unfazed, jaded Czechs bustled by, I think I heard a record scratch and my life hit a freeze frame as a zoomed out from above and almost heard a narrator speak: you’re probably wondering how I got here; in a…

Not Your Mother’s Study Abroad Advice

You've heard them say it. "When I was abroad..." Everyone cringes (including the person who said it) and you carry on. The thing about things that everyone claims are life changing, is that they are. Even if you don't think it will be. Here are the things that mattered to me. That changed my life.…

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…