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Studying Abroad When You're Broke

I do not come from an affluent family. I have no shame in saying this now that I’m away, but at Northwestern University,… More

Noelle McGee University of Edinburgh, Scotland

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Studying Abroad When You're Broke

Noelle McGee November 8, 2017

I do not come from an affluent family. I have no shame in saying this now that I’m away, but at Northwestern University, it’s something that brought me a lot of shame. I’m the oldest child at home, and when I was able to work, I put that money in to help… More

Depressed in a Tourist City

Noelle McGee October 10, 2017

Week seven has come to a close and I must say that I am have reached the end of my honeymoon phase being abroad. The nights are now longer due to Daylight’s Savings, the air is getting more bitter, and my depression is slipping in the space that was my… More

A New World of Cultural Appropriation & Exploitation

Noelle McGee September 20, 2017

I knew that I would be thrown into a completely different culture, but not like this. The first day my exchange advisors released us into the city, I was baffled by many things going on. In the U.S., everyone is just now discovering thrift stores and… More

Turning Pessimism into Optimism

Noelle McGee September 7, 2017

I started my journey with first paying a $200 overweight fee for my luggage. Although I could’ve been distressed that I had lost so much of the money I had, I remained optimistic. Since I’m staying for the entire academic year, my thought process was… More