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The Most-Asked Questions I’ve Received While Abroad

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In the month and a half that I’ve been abroad, I’m excited to say that I have met so many interesting people from all over the world… and that first get-to-know-you conversation usually entails some combination of the same basic questions, whether the person is Glaswegian or from a distant European country. Today, I wanted to share those top five questions I’ve been asked, as well as my answers! I’ve been surprised to learn there are a few unique questions/topics about the United States that seem particularly interesting to non-Americans… Continue reading “The Most-Asked Questions I’ve Received While Abroad”

A Day Along Scotland’s East Coast

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Coming at ya’ a day later than expected, but I’m so excited to show you some pics from my trip to Scotland’s East Coast last weekend! I went on another tour with International Student Tours Scotland, and today’s three stops were Dundee, Dunnottar Castle, and Aberdeen. Dundee is the fourth biggest city in Scotland and Aberdeen is the third biggest city, followed by Edinburgh (the capital) and then Glasgow as number one. So I have now been to the four biggest cities in Scotland! It was really fun to get to explore the East Coast a little and see the beautiful North Sea. Continue reading “A Day Along Scotland’s East Coast”

Packing for Scotland: My Capsule Wardrobe for Abroad

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Let the study abroad content begin! I finished packing last night and managed to squeeze five months-worth of clothing into just a carry-on suitcase and my backpack. For those of you who don’t know, I will be studying abroad at the University of Glasgow in Scotland for the upcoming semester, from January to May. My long-time followers know what a saga it has been to get to this point… I originally started the study abroad process in 2019 and was supposed to go to Scotland in the fall of 2020. Obviously, Covid had different plans. A few re-applications and a whole lotta disappointment later, it looks like this dream will finally come true! I, of course, won’t fully believe it until I’m kissing the Scottish ground, but I otherwise have my plane tickets booked, housing contract signed, and bags packed. Glasgow, here I come! Continue reading “Packing for Scotland: My Capsule Wardrobe for Abroad”