First two weeks

It’s been exactly 2 weeks since I first stepped foot in the vast and beautiful country of India.  I was exhausted from 25+ hours of traveling and a crazy 10 ½ hour time change from Indianapolis to Bangalore.  While I traveled on and off planes to India, I observed women rocking all colors of the rainbow,…

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Ready to take off!

It’s here! At 5am tomorrow morning I’ll be boarding on the 25 hour long flight to India. I am both very nervous and excited.  I don’t feel prepared mentally and emotionally, but then again how can you be prepared for the culture shock of being halfway across the world? Tomorrow I’ll start my journey in Indianapolis,…

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A Day in Pompei

Much too early in the morning, Brianna and I set out to get on the metro and then onto the train to take us to Napoli Centrale. Once there, we found a train which took us to Pompei. Sadly enough, the way to get on this Pompei train was not easy. The information desk is…

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Rediscovering Life with a Roommate

Look how the tables have turned. I have spent the last three semesters acting at a Resident Assistance (RA) on campus. Even though roles of RA’s vary to a certain degree based on the grade, gender, and living expectations of the specific building/area you are assigned, we all have a couple common goals in mind….

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My Little Slice of Leuven

For almost 2 months now, I have had the privilege of calling Leuven home. The more time I have spent here, the more I am coming to realize how wonderful this city truly is. This semester, I have been scrolling through social media to see friends studying abroad in much larger cities – Barcelona, London, Edinburgh….

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You’re the Best, Budapest

This past weekend, I had the wonderful opportunity to take a trip to Budapest, Hungary. I have a great passion for traveling and exploring new places, so I was extremely excited to visit somewhere new for a couple days. We ended up traveling with a Belgian student who we have become great friends in the short time…

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Life Lessons Realized

I’ve spent a little over a month in Belgium attending the Katholieke University of Leuven and one thing’s for sure – this isn’t Hanover anymore. Within this short month alone I’ve had many realizations about my personal life which include, but isn’t limited to: traveling, living in the moment, cooking, and immersing myself in a…

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Taking a Study Break

Hello all, I would like to apologize for the lack of posts the past couple weeks but things have been increasingly busy here at Wollongong. We had two weeks of midterms, full of time in the field and hours in the computer lab. When I wasn’t busy at Uni, I was home studying or participating…

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