International Travel: Tips on How to have a Pleasant Trip

I believe there is a universal truth that most travelers agree upon, long flights suck. Being in a tight space for more than six hours doesn’t bring out the best in people. On December 28th …

Bonjour à tous

Bonjour à tous….and welcome to my blog! I’ll be spending the upcoming spring semester studying in Aix-en-Provence, France, a land of mild Mediterranean temperatures and sunshine—in other words, a far cry from Madison, Wisconsin at …

Pre-departure thoughts: Excitement, appreciation and a growth mindset

This summer I have been in a strange state of limbo, waiting to embark on a new adventure, one that has been waiting years to finally come to fruition. It’s been a strange experience realizing …