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“Reading” Week Adventures in London

At UK universities, we have something called “reading week”. Similar in time length to the United States’ spring break, it… More

Sierra E. First Year Experience Stirling, Scotland

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Sierra E.

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First Year Experience Stirling, Scotland


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I’m Sierra, an Arcadia University first year student studying sociology with a creative writing minor. I’m diving into college life through FYSAE, writing on the Because Arcadia blog, and helping create the 2016 edition of our yearbook. My ultimate goal is to open a nonprofit organization benefiting homeless teenagers after grad school. For now, I’m spending my time reading young adult fiction, writing my third novel, practicing Pilates, and researching social inequality.

“Reading” Week Adventures in London

Sierra E. March 22, 2016

At UK universities, we have something called “reading week”. Similar in time length to the United States’ spring break, it’s advertised as a time to catch up on your studies and plan ahead for essays. And most native students do that. But us study abroad… More

What Nobody Tells You About Study Abroad Depression

Sierra E. February 3, 2016

For the past few weeks, I've lived in one of the world's most beautiful countries. Every day has the possibility of adventure; after class I could hop on the bus and go to Stirling Castle, take a train into Glasgow for world-class shopping, or go on an… More

What Are Your Study Abroad Resolutions?

Sierra E. January 4, 2016

As an INFP, Ravenclaw, and Virgo, you could argue that I was born to plan and organize. Obviously, this means I’ve created a ton of lists, goals, and Dropbox folders (okay, only one) to plan ahead for my Scotland First Year Study Abroad Experience (FYSAE)… More