When You Just Want to Get Your Eyebrows Waxed but Spanish is Hard

Sydney Foster Spanish and Sales and Business Marketing Majors Buenos Aires, Argentina The no-talking-allowed simulation they make you play in orientation is no joke. I went to get my eyebrows waxed for the first time in Argentina, so I could stop looking like Chewbacca and more like myself, and there were massive communication boundaries. In…

Language Barriers Can Bring a Little Light…Sometimes

Zander Bunner Public Relations Major Veritas University, Costa Rica Spring Semester 2017 Last weekend I spent time in Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica at Rocking J’s Hostel with some friends of mine. We stayed at a beautiful art-filled hostel that sat right on the beach and I was able to rent a hammock to sleep in…

Sometimes you just have to laugh it off

Jordyn Mott Majors: Spanish Education & English Education Spring 2017 Semester in Buenos Aires, Argentina The first few days of Buenos Aires have been new, overwhelming, and exciting. Everyone who studied abroad that gave me advice told me this, “Sometimes you just have to laugh it off.” That has never been more true.. laugh about…

Meet the Family

Turner Slaughter Engineering Major Spanish in Quito, Ecuador I love my host family to death. They’re all such fantastic people and they have made absolutely every effort to make me feel at home while I am here. Before coming to Ecuador, one of my more minor concerns was whether or not I would like and get along…

In South Africa, #GrouponsareLife

Alexis Lenderman Majors: Entrepreneurship and Nonprofit Leadership University of Cape Town, South Africa Over the weekend, I went horseback riding and it was amazing! I swear I was meant to have my horse (“Photoshop”) because: Every 20 feet or so he stopped for a snack. Then when he was done, he would run to catch…