Never heard of field hockey before? That’s ok, it’s a relatively obscure sport, and I received confused looks all throughout high school when I would tell people that I played it. Even in the US, it’s very regional, being popular in states such as California, Virginia, and Pennsylvania and played almost exclusively by girls. Internationally, … More I Joined The Field Hockey Team!
One of the most common challenges that study abroad students face is being separated from family – and for me, for the longest time and for the farthest distance yet. And while at university in the US I often let the phone remain silent for far longer than I should, I enjoy the luxury of … More February Birthday Wishes
I’ve fallen in love with sitting on the harbor’s floating dock and watching the brilliant sun fall into the sea. Every evening, the world seems to stand still in a moment of serenity as the sky over the Mediterranean becomes a glorious piece of art. I’ve come to watch in anticipation for the pink streaks in the … More Thank You For The Sunsets
The news is on, and the reporter starts talking about the exorbitant ad prices for … the Super Bowl! I hear more about whether or not Real Madrid won their last fútbol game than any news about American football, so I’m surprised to realize that one of the United States’ most cherished sporting events is … More I Forgot About The Super Bowl, And Other Milestones
Earlier this week, my program climbed el Castillo de Santa Bárbara, or the Castle of Santa Barbara, which overlooks the city of Alicante. From the rooftop terrace of my building, this is the nighttime view of the beautifully lit castle. While making the trek to the top, one of the resident directors of the program … More A Castle Climb and a Legend