Maintaining language skills after studying abroad

One of my biggest worries about coming back to the US was regressing in my language abilities and losing the opportunity to speak Spanish all the time.  Some amount of regression is probably inevitable when you aren’t speaking the language, but that doesn’t mean you can’t do your best to maintain it!  Here’s a list … More Maintaining language skills after studying abroad

Study Abroad: My Experience with Homesickness and Culture Shock

People talk a lot about the highs of studying abroad, but I wanted to share some of the lows as well.  Homesickness and culture shock are real, but you’ll get through it! đŸ™‚ The honeymoon stage of studying abroad was very short-lived for me.  I had about a three hour layover in Houston on my … More Study Abroad: My Experience with Homesickness and Culture Shock

After study abroad: When you want to go back

I’ve been back in the U.S. for almost seven months now, which seems crazy.  As another year and semester begin to draw to a close, I’m definitely thinking a lot about Mexico.  Nostalgia definitely comes in waves, and another wave has hit this week.  Here are some things I find helpful when I’m missing Mexico: … More After study abroad: When you want to go back