A Day In The Life Of A Student Living In The “Happiest Country On Earth”

Story by Miracle Olatunji, Study Abroad⎜Photo by Miracle Olatunji Year after year, Denmark has been consistently voted as the happiest country on earth.   This is in part due to cultural practices that emphasize happiness and the high quality of life that many people here enjoy. The Danes have a cultural practice known as “hygge” (pronounced…

The History of the Instagram Spot

Story by Carolina Ramos, Study Abroad⎜Photo by Carolina Ramos Anyone that visits or lives in Melbourne, Australia, is familiar with the Queen Victoria Market. Centrally located in the city’s downtown area, Queen Victoria Market, or Queen Vic as some kindly call it, is one of the city’s most popular landmarks. As the largest open market…

Tourists Like Me

Story and Photo by Raina Levin, Study Abroad “When do you cease to be a tourist?” I had this conversation with a couple of friends in the months before I left for Peru. The three of us, who lived on the same hall our freshman year, would spend a year and a half dispersed on…

An Unexpected New Home

Story by Sherilyn Gautama, Study Abroad⎜Photo by Victoria Romulo As an international student who moved out when I was 15, I am used to adapting to new places and shifting homes. It’s interesting as a teenager to have changing definitions of what a home is, and I felt that the most when I was in…

Get Outside

Story by Amelia Aldrich, Study Abroad ⎜ Photo by Margaret Sweeden There are few places in this world that embrace nature so effortlessly and without hesitation. Whether it be simply taking a moment to appreciate the clear blue skies and favorable surfing conditions, or disregarding responsibilities for the day and heading out on a hike instead, the…

“Amsterdam’s Market-ability”

Story by Lindsay Lowery, Study Abroad⎜Photo by Will Lake The lure of class-free days with no responsibilities is exemplified in students’ love for Fridays. In Amsterdam with no Friday classes, I had the whole city at the feet. My only limits were the money on my metro card or my exhaustion from biking. Fridays quickly…

When an American Girl Meets an Italian Samaritan

Story by Jolaade Okanlawon, Study Abroad After spending four months attending a study abroad program at John Cabot University, I decided to pursue my own passion of traveling solo for a couple of weeks and with my visa ending on May 22nd, I still had the liberty to do so. On May 5th, I hopped…

Why is Geneva the Best Place for an International Affairs Major?

By Geerija Aggarwal, Study Abroad Laying on the sand, tanning by the lake, with a view of the Alps and ice cream in one hand; this was by far one of my best summers. Over the last 19 years, I have lived in four countries in four different continents. Although difficult at times, it has…

Reflections on Mount Olympus

by Catherine Hogan, Study Abroad What does enlightenment feel like? I have often wonder what it will feel like when I finally understand the universe and my place in it. What I never considered, though, was when this feeling would wash over me, and suddenly I would see everything for what it was. For me,…

Importance of a Global Perspective

Story and photo by Zoe Murphy I’ve lived in six countries, across four continents, in the last twenty one years. Growing up cross-culturally has taught me lessons no classroom or textbook ever could. I see people as a collection of their experiences, rather than pigeonholing them based on their ethnicity, assumed cultural norms or traditions….