Top Songs for a Travel Playlist


It’s summer! What is more perfect than the windows rolled down, hair everywhere, and music trailing behind you? Or maybe you’re on a plane headed home or to backpack around Europe. Music plays a huge part in our lives, and the perfect song, or set of songs, can make your whole day better. I’ve always found that upbeat and energetic music seems to accompany my travels, but it is up to you to determine the songs and style of your travel playlist. Read More

How to Pack When Returning From Abroad

You have just spent the semester or year in a foreign country where you mastered the language, immersed yourself in the local culture, saw some pretty amazing sights, and gained a whole new perspective about yourself and the world. Kudos to you for completing your study abroad experience! Now that your exchange is coming to an end, you are due to fly back home shortly. You look at your closet and the various souvenirs and objects you’ve collected since you arrived overseas. You’re thinking how the heck am I going to fit all this into my luggage? Read More

Avoiding Campus Fever: Off-Campus Entertainment

College life is great at first. Tons of new people, a bunch of school-sponsored events for entertainment, and not-too-shabby eats in the dining hall (for glorified cafeteria food, that is). Life is good once move-in is over.

Then a few weeks go by.

Not only is there class to deal with, but the dining hall food is all starting to taste alike, there are fewer campus events to go to, and while the people may still be interesting, everyone’s getting a little tired of the same old thing. So now what? Read More

Summer Activities Under 21-Boston

Last summer I was stuck living in Boston under the ripe old age of 21.  In order to preoccupy myself when I wasn’t working, I tried to come up with as many different “under 21” things to do as possible.  Eventually the classics (Red Sox game, the Prudential, Museum of Science, walking through the Commons) either became too repetitive or too pricey. So I did some investigating and found a list of things to do that involve minimal money and a unique experience! Read More

Reverse Culture Shock

Culture shock is a topic I’m sure most study abroad advisers touched upon before the departure for the trip. But, what about the return home? Wait, we have to go through the whole culture shock thing…again? And, this time it’s in our own stomping grounds?

I’m not saying it happens to everyone, but my study abroad advisers warned us that the “reverse culture shock” when coming back home could be worse than the initial culture shock entering the foreign country. Read More

7 Things to Know Before You Study Abroad

Have you made the decision to study abroad or are you thinking about it? Studying abroad can be one of the most amazing experiences any student can have. Not only are you attending a different school, but you are going to get immersed in an entirely different culture than what you are used to.  You make new friends from all over the world, and gain a great deal of knowledge about international politics, food, and daily life. Read More

How to Travel on a Cargo Ship

Riding on a cargo ship is a great way to carry all your luggage, and a completely unique experience from all other modes of travel. It’s a great alternative to flying, as I know many people who refuse to get in an airplane. Read More

Fun Things to do in NYC

Like most college students, I love visiting New York City. No matter how many times I go there, there is always a new place to go, a new restaurant to try, a new show to see, and a new experience to have. Here is a list of some of my favorite things to do in New York City. Read More