Most of us set resolutions for ourselves as we go into every year. I’m sure you’ve seen the overwhelming amount of “new year, new me” memes. While most resolutions are simple life changes like becoming more active with a gym membership or finally cleaning out your overflowing closet (I’ll get to it eventually), there’s a resolution that’s becoming increasingly popular: to travel more. Here are some reasons why traveling more should be on your resolution list.
So you’re stuck at a crossroads. Maybe you’ve just graduated high school, and you’re unsure which college (if any) is right for you. Maybe you’ve just graduated college, and you’re having a difficult time with your job search.
Have you ever considered taking time to see the world? (more…)
So your semester abroad left you bitten by the travel bug, yearning for the day when you would return to the cobbled alleys of Prague, the grand boulevards of Paris, or the colorful Gaudi-infested streets of Barcelona. Perhaps you swore to yourself and your acquaintances that, after graduation, you would return to live permanently in Europe. But as the reality set in, upon returning to America, that oath may have seemed less and less practical. If you find yourself conflicted between this idealist notion of being an American expat, and the realities of relocating and establishing a career post-graduation, attending graduate school abroad may be the right path for you.
Okay, everyone knows procrastination is bad, bad, bad. In 99% of cases, procrastinators end up hating themselves for wasting the precious time they could have spent doing absolutely anything else containing any ounce of productiveness. The 1% of the time in which they ace the paper/project/test etc. is a 100% fluke. (more…)
Now that I have graduated and moved on to “real life,” I feel like I know a great deal more than I did freshman year. As I sit and reflect on my past four years at Bentley, sitting on the couch in my new “big girl” apartment, I came up with 5 things I wish I knew in my “younger” years. (more…)
One thing I absolutely love is the deliciously non-linear path that takes people from childhood to their vocation(s) as adults. It’s rarely as simple as we think, and I find shedding light on reroutes or hardships people I admire have endured humanizes them in a beautiful way and also creates a guiding light for younger generations. Not everyone who you see as “successful” in your life today had a perfect 4.0 as an undergrad or always knew they wanted a master’s in that particular discipline. Read on for some exciting people who have overcome everything from nearly failing out of high school, a concussion during undergrad, and be amazed by how raw foods helped a 23 year old gain her Master’s from M.I.T., and a classics B.A. become the admissions director of School Year Abroad. (more…)