Tag Archives: pre-departure

Making my way to Morocco

  Summer is winding down. I sit in front of my suitcase trying to figure out how to pack enough without over packing for the next four months in Morocco. With only several days until my departure, the anticipation and … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Under The Tuscan Sun

Hello! My name is Allie Canal and I will be spending the next three and a half months blogging halfway across the world – with gelato in hand, obviously – at Georgetown’s Villa le Balze in Florence! I am a … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Oh, The Places You’ll Go!

Hello Readers! My name is Caroline and this fall I will be studying abroad in Beijing, China with ACC Hamilton. I currently have 15 days until my September 1st departure. This pre-departure blog serves two purposes: to introduce myself and … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | 2 Comments

I’m Going On An Adventure

“Are you excited to go to Buenos Aires?” I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard that question in the two months I’ve been home waiting to leave for my semester abroad. The total must be in the hundreds … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

Before I Leave

Before I left Georgetown, I had a conversation with a Jesuit who frequently visits Córdoba and I realized something very important. I really knew nothing about Argentina, my program, the Spanish language, or travel. So despite the boredom, the past … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

The End of the Beginning

I’ve actively avoided writing this post for hours by procrastinating my time (I’m a college student, sue me) by watching marathon episodes of Suits, packing away my life in yet another triad of suitcases, and filling my day with endless … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | Comments Off on The End of the Beginning

Pre-Departure

For the last three weeks, I have been a walking list. Scratch that, I have been a list within a list.  After summer school ended in early August, I joined my parents in California where my sole goal was to … Continue reading

Posted in Culture | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Scotland: The Beginning (Not “Braveheart”)

Three weeks ago, I was convinced that the University of Edinburgh thought I was a boy. About a month ago, they sent me an unofficial letter to confirm that I had applied for housing that referred to me as “Mr. … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Ready, set, go: Pre-Departure to Turkey

  There’s an old dirt racetrack down in Watsonville, Calif., only accessible by the long straight roads that divide berry fields. Every Friday night, crowds flock to the Santa Cruz Fairgrounds, clutching their cowboy hats and hot dogs, to cheer … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Going

“Comment ça va?” That’s how you’d ask someone how they are in French. The question is the same in English: literally, it means “how is it going?” As in English, you can answer “ça va bien” or “ça va mal,” … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , | Leave a comment