Sierra is a junior studying international business and Spanish at Saint Louis University-Madrid. Aside from forgetting to call her parents, Sierra spends her time traveling, hiking, sending dog pictures to her friends, and telling dad jokes.
Sierra ZimaWe do it every day: cereal or oatmeal for breakfast? Skip or go to class? Buy those cute, on sale shoes or save for a new laptop? We make choices each and every day that define how our day, week, year...Continue reading
Sierra ZimaLooking to learn a new language? Looking to continue strengthening your language skills after you've left the classroom or the country you've been studying in? Have no fear, Sierra is here, with a lis...Continue reading
Sierra ZimaIt's no secret that in today's technological age, people are longing to disconnect and head out into nature to feel better. Nature has been known to have healing properties, whether from the plants ha...Continue reading
Sierra ZimaMy father works four jobs. My mother works two. At my peak, I worked four jobs, but now I only work two. Some might describe my family as hardworking, which is usually a positive adjective; others mig...Continue reading
Sierra ZimaTo have roommates or to not have roommates, that is the question. Hunting for apartments can be an exhilarating experience: it's one of the first steps to becoming a strong, independent woman! But if ...Continue reading
Sierra ZimaMy mother always says this about relationships: "you're either going to breakup or get married". Most of the time, outcome that happens is the breakup instead of the marriage. It's not a surprise that...Continue reading
Sierra ZimaYour semester abroad has ended and you've packed all your belongings. You've gotten on the plane and have arrived home safely. But now, home feels like a foreign country; the values, customs, and cult...Continue reading
Sierra ZimaStudying abroad can be an amazing experience. Before you left, you felt nervous about acclimating to a new culture and excited about the new adventures and possibilities ahead. While you were studying...Continue reading
Sierra ZimaAs an undergraduate student, I have lived both in the dorms and off campus; I currently live off campus in an apartment and buy my own groceries. Sometimes money gets tight, so I eat cereal for all th...Continue reading
Sierra ZimaWhen you go abroad, you're bound to meet other people, whether that be at your hostel, at a restaurant, at a park, or wherever else you meet people. And when you go abroad as someone from the United S...Continue reading
Sierra ZimaIn our lives, we have tasks that we need to complete to be successful. We have projects and deadlines at work. We have papers to write for class. We have skills that we're trying to strengthen, like l...Continue reading
Sierra ZimaYou've just gotten into your comfy jammies after a nice hot shower and an equally nice hot cup of tea. You're snuggled into bed, getting ready to turn the light out after reading a chapter of your boo...Continue reading
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