Oh what a year: travel, brain surgery, flooding, and more … More 2016: The Best and Worst Year of my Life
In one short month I’ll be submitting my application for TAPIF which stands for Teaching Assistant Program in France. If accepted, I will be placed in a French public school as an English language assistant. I’m currently working on my application: crafting a personal statement in French, lining up recommendations, and uploading transcripts and personal documents. … More Looking Ahead: TAPIF
I saw her in the square. She was alone, but somehow seemed like she belonged, even more so than her peers who huddled together in separate groups as night fell. Her thin frame hid beneath the long skirt and the draped sweater that she wore so effortlessly. Her short curly hair framed her soft face. … More Intrigue
Like the last post, this was originally published on a previous blog of mine that no longer exists hence the different, slightly narrative style. I wrote it days after working on a farm in Normandy, France for two weeks in June of 2015. This was my second time as a WWOOF volunteer in France. I am … More A Tale of WWOOFing in France: Part 2
This post was originally published on a previous blog of mine that no longer exists hence the different, slightly narrative style. I wrote it while sipping on a 4 euro bottle of wine, cozied up in the trailer that I lived in while working on a farm in Normandy, France for two weeks in June … More A Tale of WWOOFing in France: Part 1
My freshman year of college, I knew I wanted to either do a semester or a year exchange in France. In fact, I had a whole five year “plan” on how I would hopefully become fluent in French. After all, one of my majors is French, so being comfortable with the language is important. First, … More What’s it like to study at a French University?
When I started this blog, I promised myself I would be honest and try to avoid sugar coating the travel lifestyle as some blogs tend to do- after all, that’s what Instagram’s for, right?? So as I wrote a post yesterday highlighting all the positive AMAZING sides of solo travel, I’m here today to point … More The reality of solo travel
After my semester exchange in France I decided to travel Spain and Portugal alone for one month. Initially, I was supposed to travel with others, but this fell through. However, it turned out to be the best month of my life. This was not my first time traveling alone, but definitely the longest. This month showed … More Why I adore solo travel and why you should too