Study abroad reflections: October

Madrid, Spain Can’t believe I’ve officially been in Madrid for a month. It’s been quite a ride! Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE being here, but one thing they don’t tell you about traveling is that when you are sick all you’ll want is a hug from your mom Finally got a Spanish cell phone

Check out my article in this week’s Endicott Observer!

I can now say that I’m in my final two weeks in Madrid, which seems surreal. I feel like I just got here and like I’ve been here forever, which makes no sense at all. In between freaking out about studying for my millions of finals, I’ve been doing a lot of reflecting on my

MADRID, SPAIN Here’s the thing: Thanksgiving is my absolute favorite holiday. Sure, I don’t eat meat so it’s not about the turkey (though I do love a good tofurkey and could start drooling just thinking about the delicious feast my family prepares). It’s more about tradition.    

Here’s the text of my first article for my new column in the Endicott Observer, my college’s newspaper:

1 month in Costa Rica update

SAN JOSE, COSTA RICA I have officially been in Costa Rica for just over a month and am loving every second of the pura vida lifestyle! I’ve been taking advantage of all the opportunities here and have spent nearly every weekend traveling to other parts of this gorgeous country. A few cool things that have been

ENDICOTT COLLEGE // BEVERLY, MA I have been MIA from the blog for a couple months now because I was too busy having an absolute blast! Coming back to Endicott after a semester abroad and a month at home, I wasn’t sure what to expect. Post-study abroad depression had blocked out any thoughts of what second semester

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New Year’s resolutions revisited

Happy Spring Semester! Though it’s not looking much like spring at all, it’s good to be back at Endicott. I’m continuing to write for the Endicott Observer newspaper and here’s the text of my latest article: (drawing by: @maddiegalaxy)   

MADRID, SPAIN I just realized that this blog post I wrote a million years ago (back in October) is up on so check it out:

MADRID, SPAIN –> CT, USA It’s January 19th, which means that I have officially been back home in the United States for exactly one month! Time flies! I thought I would take some time to reflect on my final days of my Spanish study abroad experience. I wrote this the day before I headed to

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Bring On 2015

Now that we are nearly two weeks into the new year, I have finally nailed down what I hope to achieve this year! 2014 was such an incredible year, which makes me want to strive for an even better 2015.

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On Wednesdays we go to Gabana

Since I’m leaving Madrid later this week, I decided to do some reflecting (while procrastinating my finals studying, of course) on some of my favorite little things about Madrid, as well as my study abroad experience as a whole. So here’s the first one!  


Amsterdam, Netherlands Thursday: After feeling sick all day and having to write essays on the plane, I was SO happy to land in Amsterdam.

Living with a host family 101

This week’s post in the Endicott Observer! As always, check out the website and be sure to pick up a copy if you’re on campus!

1 day in: Segovia, Spain

Segovia, Spain

España, here I come!

BEVERLY, MA I can’t wait until September when all this planning and daydreaming becomes a reality! That’s right, ya’ll: I’m headed to Madrid, Spain in the fall to study abroad. Already counting down the days…..

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Learning to be brave | The Wanderess

Learning to be brave

Last week I was lucky to be able to attend a Q&A session with Reshma Saujani, who spoke about raising girls to be brave rather than perfect. It really struck a chord with me.

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Since we are now in the new year, I’ve been taking some time to reflect on the year behind me. 2014 was an incredible year for me, complete with a lot of soul-searching and traveling. I thought the best way for me to recap the year was to look back on the goals I made

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102 days // 7 countries // 24 cities // a lifetime of memories. Studying abroad was everything I hoped it would be and more. I am beyond thankful for this experience but it’s time to start my next adventure… Until next time, Madrid

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My second to last article is about- you guessed it- some fantastic food in Europe. Check out the text below (with a couple extra pictures) and make sure to hit up the Observer website to read more stories online!