10 Situations You Might Encounter Living with a Host Family
AFRICA / ASIA / AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND / EUROPE / LATIN AMERICA / MIDDLE EAST

10 Situations You Might Encounter Living with a Host Family

Meeting your host family for the first time after a long flight can be overwhelming. They will greet you with open arms and affection and ask you all sorts of questions. Meanwhile, you are fighting jet-lag and struggling to understand them (if they speak a foreign language). If you look as confused as I did, … Continue reading

Know Yourself, Know Your Worth: Your Image Abroad
AFRICA / ASIA / AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND / EUROPE / LATIN AMERICA / MIDDLE EAST

Know Yourself, Know Your Worth: Your Image Abroad

“Tell me a little about yourself.” Although these might sound like words from an employer in a job interview, these words also comprise a phrase you’re likely to hear during any extent of time abroad. Whether you’re getting to know a host family for the first time or you’re meeting some new friends downtown, you … Continue reading

Latin American Gastronomy Tour: Mexico and Costa Rica, a Photo Essay
LATIN AMERICA

Latin American Gastronomy Tour: Mexico and Costa Rica, a Photo Essay

  A photo journey through the meals of my summer abroad! Costa Rican breakfast in Heredia: Fried eggs, French bread with fresh cheese and butter   Lunch at la Universidad Latina de Heredia: Grilled chicken, white rice, black beans, pasta salad, with lime mayonnaise, mustard, and hot sauce   Window view of a cake shop … Continue reading