SUMMER IN SALERNO: a typical day in Minori + limoncello!!!

7/15 Hey y’all! Another day, another excursion! This time we got to spend the day in Minori, a charming little town only a quick 30 minute boat ride away. Technically a province of Salerno located in the Campania region, our trip took us to Liquorificio Carlo Mansi, where we got to see firsthand how authentic…

SUMMER IN SALERNO: a day in Paestum

Toga party anyone? Last Tuesday I got to visit Paestum, a famous ancient Greek city located in the Campania region of Italy. After a quick 30 minute train ride we were able to step foot into the real ruins of this once booming civilization dating back to about 500 BC (I mean c’mon that’s pretty…

SUMMER IN SALERNO: week 1 recap (part 2)

Welcome all to the part 2 of my week 1 recap! I finally feel like I have a footing in this beautiful city. Here time runs a little differently, and everywhere I go is on foot. Every time I go out it seems as if I find another new restaurant or shop that I just…

SUMMER IN SALERNO: week 1 recap (part 1)

Hey y’all! I’m back and ready to tell all about what my first week here in Salerno looked like as a first time study abroad student! A little disclaimer before I get going: I originally intended to have more posts about this week and have them up as they occurred, but after the craziness of…

SUMMER IN SALERNO: my first post!

Hey y’all! It’s my first post here all the way from Salerno, Italy. From the 8 hour layover in Atlanta, Georgia, to carrying my 50 pound suitcase up 6 endless flights of stairs, I can now say that it was all well worth it! I’ll tell you first hand that the view from my bedroom…

Australia: My Choice to Stay in My Host Country

Extending your time abroad may be something that’s crossed your mind in theory, but can you imagine your host city or country becoming your new home? I certainly can. Whether to continue your studies, do some extra travelling, explore a relationship, or embark on a new degree or career, you most likely have some option…

Australia: Hosting An Aussie Dinner Party

One of my favourite ‘grown-up’ things to do in Sydney these days is to entertain guests as the host of an Aussie-style dinner party. During my first au pair arrangement in Australia, I became aware of the very distinct idea of a dinner party. Somehow it seems to be differentiated from ‘having friends over’ or…

Scuba Diving: A Whole New World

When I decided to study abroad in Sydney, Australia, I decided there was no way I was going to get right next to one of the ‘Seven Wonders of the Natural World’ just to look at it. Would you travel to China just to look at its Great Wall, or are you going up for…

Getting Back Out There- Travel Safeguards While Traveling in 2021 & Beyond

With discretionary travel becoming something to look forward to once again, the tourism and travel industry as a whole is constantly evolving, along with the conditions of the COVID-19 pandemic. As we look toward a brighter tomorrow with the vaccination rollout in many countries and near-elimination thresholds being met in select places, we trust that…

Working Abroad

While many students embark on their study abroad experiences with the intention of finding part-time work abroad, this is something that requires a bit of research and effort, especially when looking for paid positions. I can’t speak for every city/country, but finding work in Sydney, Australia proved to be tough, and navigating immigration requirements was…