Edge of a Cliff

In the summer before my freshman year of college, life threw me into a world of unfamiliarity and change. My parents and I were moving out of the only home I’d ever known and I was about to embark on Year One of supposedly the best four years of my life. Being uprooted from my…

There’s a First Time for Everything

This past weekend I traveled outside of Sweden for the first time since arriving exactly four weeks prior. As I mentioned in an earlier post, I had a lot of nervous energy around planning weekend trips and what role that would play in my study abroad life. Obviously, traveling is a huge aspect of studying…

Tuesday Tisdagsmys

It’s hard to decide which living situation is best for you when studying abroad because the choice can really feel like a make or break decision for your whole experience. Living in a residential community always seemed like the best option for me because I love being surrounded by people all the time and it…

Everything In Moderation

The majority of students at colleges and universities in the United States choose to study abroad in Europe, and there’s one reason for that: the ease and ability to travel to other European countries on a budget. It’s ridiculously tempting to fill every weekend with a new cobblestone-paved city, attempting to distinguish between the places…

New Places, New Faces

I’ve been in Stockholm for ten days now, so that’s ten days of walking through nearly every street in our neighborhood, ten days of commuting back and forth on the train, ten days of trying to constantly remind myself that the experiences I’m having won’t last forever. This city is disarmingly similar to cities in…