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T Minus 15 days

15 days.
That’s it.

After a year and a half of active planning and countless years of dreaming I’ve only got to wait 15 days until this adventure starts!  380 more words


It's starting to get a bit CHILE

Two weeks ago I still wasn’t feeling like this study abroad thing was real, but now that I have two days left…actually more like one by the time this gets posted…It’s starting to get real Chile (if an image of a bowl full of spaghetti topped with with meat/bean chili came to mind you might be a Marquette student or alum).   916 more words


Travelogue: One Year Later, One Year Wiser?

I’m going to leave this introduction short because I’m pretty sure the stories will speak for themselves, but in the spirit of giving some context to this series (and avoiding the confusion for whoever out there is reading this), I’ll provide a few essential details. 439 more words


6 weeks in France and London

June 2, 2015

My 2 days of hell of traveling and waiting in the airport have begun. I honestly cannot believe that my first study abroad experience is coming to an end and that I have to return home. 1,620 more words


It's Absolutely Beautiful Here 

First official days in Oxford have been jammed packed. A lot of us flew into Oxford on the morning of July 5th and then headed towards Trinity College or the House (which is a housing building owned by our university). 454 more words


[Sort of] Half-way Through

I tried to sit down at the halfway point through all this and put some words together, but nothing came.  Words have always flown from me with ease, but not then.  473 more words



In this series of posts I will break down the main food times in the Italian lifestyle. It will be based predominantly on my own Roman, Italian experience studying and living here the past few months.  346 more words