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 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 ZimaWhether traveling, studying, or living abroad, you’re bound to experience some of the joys of being in another country, as well as some of the struggles.
My first week in Madrid, I went out for t...Continue reading
Tigerlily CooleyThis Valentine's Day weekend I headed to the city of romance to see if it lives up to the amorous hype. I've been to Paris twice before, but this time I decided to follow a local's suggestions on wher...Continue reading
Valerie GregorioI'll admit that I was a little nervous before going on this trip as someone who has never been outside the United States without my parents, or any part of Europe before. But when Spring Break 2017 ca...Continue reading
Tayla MyreeStudying abroad can feel like uncharted territory, especially if you have never traveled to another country before. I studied abroad in Madrid, Spain when I was a Freshman and I felt completely lost, ...Continue reading
Nicole AmdahlWhat you bring on your study or travel abroad experience can easily make or break it. What you pack depends on the type of time you are spending (school, travel, multiple countries/cities, etc). With ...Continue reading
Gabi HanahanEarly in my Sophomore year of high school, I made a spur-of-the-moment decision to host a French exchange student from Lyon. Although she would only stay for three weeks, the idea of housing a strange...Continue reading
Time is a funny thing. It collapses or expands according to our excitement level and what’s on the other end. I couldn’t wait to leave the United States and move to Europe. Teaching Engl...Continue reading
Mariel CarikerThe first time I visited London, I was 16 years old and I was absolutely blown away. The sweeping architecture of Piccadilly Circus, walking along the Thames River to see Parliament, Big Ben and the L...Continue reading
Clara BurgessWhile I have always been an adventurous spirit (I moved to Ghana with no job, remember?) I never expected that my wanderlust would take me to Romania. I always thought of Eastern Europe as a bit dark ...Continue reading
Talia RamellaAt the end of August I packed way too many pairs of shoes, said goodbye to Phoenix and my loved ones (who I hadn’t spent more than two weeks apart from) and flew across the Atlantic Ocean to my new ...Continue reading
Erin McKay“Ye start from anywhere in the city and walk 15 minutes in any direction, and yer 10 minutes outside of Galway,” is one of my favorite things I have overheard at a pub from two older gentlemen, ...Continue reading
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