5 Mistakes I Made Studying Abroad

Looking back on my semester in Siena, Italy, I am filled with nostalgia and memories of experiencing the profound beauty of Italy for the first time. I didn’t know it then, but that semester would be the catalyst that reshaped my life. I don’t have any serious regrets, but here are some mistakes I made and things I would do differently if I had to do it over again. One faux pas, in particular, involved a washing machine…..

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Home is Not Places

Even though there are several exciting upcoming flight itineraries in my email inbox and the immediate future months are finally starting to take shape, in this moment, I cannot say exactly where I would most prefer to be in the world. Of course I miss my friends and my family, of course. However, in addition […]

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Thoughts about life as an outsider

Since I’m still waiting on the safe return of my passport (with visa inside!) from the Chicago-Korean Consulate, I’ll write a bit about the whirlwind of goodbyes and my thoughts the past few days. Fun fact from an earlier post! In Korea, I’ll probably get called a “way gook” a time or two—it’s the Korean […]

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