Top Sexiest Colleges in America

We can all agree that someone’s sex appeal goes beyond a flat 1-10 rating. There are a number of factors that determine an individual’s level of “sexiness,” for example: intelligence, charm, manners and lifestyle, and we’ve taken these and more into consideration in determining the top five sexiest colleges in America: Read More

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.” Read More

20 Free Things To Do on Spring Break in Europe


It’s the most wonderful time of the year…Spring Break is almost here! Okay, so we’re probably at least a few weeks away, but that means there’s still time to get everything in order. From booking plane tickets to making lodging arrangements, there’s a lot that needs to be done. If you’re studying abroad and looking for some new experiences for your spring break in Europe, you have a lot of travel options. It’s certainly cheap to visit countries once you’re over there, but prices can quickly add up. If you’re looking for some cheap things to do that won’t break the bank, I’ve got some great suggestions right here: Read 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. Read 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? Read 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)! Read More

The 7 Types of Colleges

Colleges tend to get a reputation. You talk about a college and everyone knows what type it is. It’s not a good or a bad thing, just a known fact. Here are some of the top college types you will run into. Read More