Coming into my semester with Arcadia in Dublin, I was a bit wary of identifying as a transgender, non-binary student. Living abroad is often nerve-wracking enough without being away from your usual support systems and in an unfamiliar environment. Having… More
If you would have told me last year that I would be spending my summer in London, I would have never believed you. And, if you told me I would have bonded with my peers as quickly and as well as I have, I would have been in utter shock. Yet, here I am… More
Studying abroad is often romanticized by the media when it can actually be a scary thing for most people. Leaving your family, traveling alone, needing to make new friends, etc. are all worries I had when coming abroad.
To give some context, I grew… More
One thing I was very apprehensive about when coming abroad was the culture shock and language barrier I would experience. I am currently studying in beautiful Florence, Italy, and obviously, the predominant language here is Italian. Needless to say, the… More
One topic that may be considered “difficult” or “embarrassing” to discuss for some is dating and sexual health while abroad and how to maintain it. Let’s face it, it’s simply human nature to develop crushes on people you find attractive or to find yourself… More