After Study Abroad: 16 Questions to ask instead of “How was it?!”

When you get home after studying abroad, people are naturally going to want to hear about it.  Usually after a quick greeting, the conversation starts, “So how was it?!”  While well-intentioned, I often felt this question was so broad and vague that I didn’t know where to start.  I felt like most acquaintances just expected … More After Study Abroad: 16 Questions to ask instead of “How was it?!”

5 Tips for managing technology while abroad

Technology can be super helpful and also super frustrating and annoying.  Here are some tips based on my experience to hopefully help it work well for you while you’re abroad without any aggravating difficulties. There are 3 basic options for getting cell service while you’re abroad. Get an international plan–this is easiest in the sense … More 5 Tips for managing technology while abroad

Why Mexico?

In choosing to study in Mexico, I didn’t go the typical study abroad route.  In fact, in the 2015-16 school year, 54.4% of American students who studied abroad went to Europe while only 16.3% went to Latin America, according to NAFSA.   For students wanting to study Spanish, options in Europe are fairly limited, and the … More Why Mexico?