Quito, Ecuador

It’s that time again. In less than 10 hours from now, I’ll be headed abroad once again. Destination: Quito, Ecuador. It might be the new year talking, but thinking back, I never really envisioned myself travelling abroad as much as I am. It may even be the best experiences of my undergraduate career. Coming into college, as a freshman I … Continue readingQuito, Ecuador

Poitiers and ENSMA

About 2 weeks ago, we stayed in the city of Poitiers in western France, taking classes at the ENSEMA campus located at Futuroscope just outside of the city. Poitiers was quite different than many of cities we had visited thus far during the program. Unlike Marseille, Poitiers has much older architecture. Unlike Carcassonne, Poitiers walls were destroyed and left to … Continue readingPoitiers and ENSMA

The City on the Hill – Carcasonne

Over the past weekend, on our way back from Marseille, we had the opportunity to stop by the old medieval city of Carcassonne. Inhabited since before 300 BC, the city has some of the oldest architecture and history than any other city in France. Only an hour drive away from Toulouse, Carcassonne stands as a portal into the history of … Continue readingThe City on the Hill – Carcasonne

Entrepreneurship and Traveling Abroad

I found this article a few weeks ago before I headed to France and I thought about how it affects me and what I hope to achieve after graduation. I realized that there were benefits and consequences to immersing yourself in another culture, but that living abroad truly does open your mind to experiences that you may have never experienced … Continue readingEntrepreneurship and Traveling Abroad

Visiting Normandy on Independence Day

For two weeks before this trip we’ve been relaxing in Madrid after our many weeks of travel before, but this past weekend we took a trip to France. Also, I’m writing this post today in regards to Independence Day. Happy July 4th everyone. During our time in France we checked out Paris, Normandy, and Versailles. I’ve been to Paris once … Continue readingVisiting Normandy on Independence Day

La Museo de Reina Sofia Madrid Spain

On Wednesday, we had the opportunity to visit the Queen Sofia Museum in downtown Madrid. The museum showcases work from Picasso, Dalí, and Marí. We attended the museum to take a closer look at one of Picasso’s more famous paintings, the Guernica. Guernica was painted in 1937 by Picasso after he had fled Spain for France due to Dictator Franco’s … Continue readingLa Museo de Reina Sofia Madrid Spain

Mi Casa en Madrid – Studying in Spain

The past few days have been pretty exhilarating to say the least in Madrid. I’ve finally recovered from jet lag, and have begun exploring many of the different areas around my host family’s house. We live on a fairly quite street, but around the corner, is an entirely different view. I’ve come to learn that I live next to Senate Building and … Continue readingMi Casa en Madrid – Studying in Spain