Why I Travel

Have you ever found the one thing in life that gives you the motivation to push through even the toughest of days? The thing that brings you to tears when you think about what it has given you? That “thing” for me is Travel- It is the thing that makes my days worthwhile and constantly gives me something to look forward to. Ever since I was a little girl I traveled. My parents took me to Mexico, Germany, Dominican Republic, Jamaica, back to Mexico, so on and so forth for my entire life. I grew up with the idea that I am meant to explore this huge and wild place called earth. I’m not meant to stay in the bubble that is the United States but instead take part in bettering myself by seeing how other people live. Traveling isn’t easy. In fact, when I went to Costa Rica for […]

Exciting New Experiences…..Tortuga Study Abroad Application

After studying abroad, completely self-funded, to Heredia, Costa Rica for 9 weeks, I was bit by the travel bug. Getting to live in a country so different than my own was one of the most challenging experiences, but the most rewarding, and I cannot wait to have the opprtunity to do it again next semester in Scotland. The thing I love most about being in another culture is how foreign it actually is, but how familiar it starts to feel after just a couple days. After 3 days in Costa Rica I had figured out how to talk to locals, cool coffee shops to go to, and even how to work the confusing bus system. I was living like a local and I had only just begun my journey. I say that it was the most challenging experience because everything was always so “new.” I was constantly adventuring and going […]

How To Study Abroad

Happy 2017! Now that the spring semester has started it is time to start thinking about and applying for study abroad programs! With deadlines  quickly approaching it can be challenging to know where to start, so here are some tips and tricks on how to study abroad. If you are interested in a summer or fall 2017 study abroad you should plan on having your application completed and submitted by February 15. CMU offers over 150 different programs in 40 countries for almost every major. With so many options it seems kind of daunting but there are so many resources on campus to help you. A quick crash course in the programs offered by CMU: Faculty-led: These programs are typically shorter in length and they are led by a faculty member. There will be other CMU students on your trip. Summer: These summer programs range from 2 weeks to the entire length […]

My Favorite Thing To Do…

So what is my favorite thing to do? If any of you know me personally, or even if you follow me on social media, then you know that there is something that I am very passionate about: Traveling. One thing I want to accomplish with my life is sharing my love and passion for traveling with people, like you, in hopes that I might inspire someone to try it out. There are a billion reasons why I love to travel (you can find some of them here), so one of the best ways I thought I could show my true passion is with a video compilation from my first study abroad experience to Oaxaca, Mexico. It truly shows how incredible traveling is, and in light of my upcoming trip to Germany, I thought I would test out my video making skills so I can make a compilation from that trip […]