Embracing Culture in China

“Traveling is a fool’s paradise,” Ralph Waldo Emerson said. “I have no cranky objection to world travel for the purposes of art, of study, and goodwill, as long as the individual is first domesticated, or doesn’t go abroad with the hope of finding something greater that what he knows. He who travels to be amused, or to get something he doesn’t have within, travels away from himself.” (more…)

Top 6 Reasons to Study Abroad on the Gold Coast

I’m currently 50 days into my semester abroad at Bond University on the Gold Coast of Australia. I’ve fallen in love with cities and beaches and the way of life. When people think of culture, it’s usually Europe and Asia that come to mind: the architecture, history, and foreign language. I traveled Europe in my teen years and it has endless opportunities and staggering beauty, but by choosing to start my adventure down under, I’ve been able to experience a beautiful culture on the opposite side of the planet that’s changed my life. (more…)

Adventures from my Study Abroad Trip in Europe

silkeblogI’m pretty sure most of my Facebook contacts are sick of hearing how much I loved Europe. You see, I just came back this January from my study abroad trip in Europe to the wonderful city of Bradford. I attended the University of Bradford in England for one semester (September- January), and it was an unexpected life changing experience. I made amazing friends who are now a big part of my life and met an amazing guy who pretty much knows me better than I do. Lucky me, huh? (more…)

10 Things American Students Encounter in the UK

Studying abroad in another country is unlike any other experience you will ever have. You will encounter things you never had to on a daily basis. From interesting everyday language to decode, to stares you get when people hear your American accent, some things will confuse you and not make sense. Then you’ll realize one day when you’re back home from studying abroad that you said “ta for the biscuits” like a proper Northerner instead of “thanks for the cookies” and will finally be comfortable with things that made absolutely no sense at the beginning of your adventures. Here are 10 things that you will encounter and learn to deal with as you become a Britisher yourself (as told by my favorite band, The Beatles)! (more…)

Top Music Schools in the US

People who are gifted with a beautiful voice should consider singing professionally. Most music colleges throughout the nation offer undergraduate and graduate courses in musical arts. Most singers who wish to be taken seriously usually pursue a formal education in music with the top music schools in the country. (more…)