Study Abroad

30 Days Wiser

Coming into this final paper I thought it might be cliché to write a reflection piece. I felt I could find a narrative more creative to talk about my adventure; a more exciting angle to verbalize the experience I gained by facing the otherworldly obstacles and trying to shed my

Rome: Day Ten Pt. 1 — Taking Dives

Last Saturday was a disappointment because of my boo-boo belly. Missing Lake Albano at the Castel Gandolfo was a huge blow, because it was something I wanted to do the whole time I've been over here in Europe. I mean, who wouldn't want to swim in this kind of weather?

Rome: Day Nine — Veni Vidi Vici

It was going to happen eventually. Who goes to Rome and doesn’t visit one of the most ancient sports stadiums in history? It’s a must see, and for very good reasons. The stadium seats 87,000 for the entertainment of man vs. beast, beast vs. beast and the

Rome: Day Two — The Court on Top of the Hill

Basketball was never really my sport. I didn't play the game growing up. I didn't play in middle school or high school, not even pick-up games in the neighborhood. But once I got to college the natural competitor in me had to find an outlet. I am not good by

Paris: Day Eight — All of my Louvre

It finally happened, I made it to the great Louvre museum. This palace was an absolutely comely stretch of architecture. The Louvre's mile long facade is legendary and the modern day glass pyramids in the courtyard are a spectacle to behold. The Louvre's beautiful gardens stretch hundreds of yards and

Paris: Day Six — Eiffel Ascension

Flipping through the iPhone's Health app I felt a sudden pulse of pride course through my body. This is probably something that fitbodies often experience after their daily workouts at the gym or morning runs; but alas, I am not a fitbody. I like to think of my body type

Paris: Day Three — Eurosport Tour

Today's adventure brought us to the headquarters of the European sports broadcasting giant, Eurosport. Some might say it is Europe's version of ESPN, but it is a bit more complex than that. Eurosport serves 54 different countries and broadcasts their games and news in 20 different languages—something ESPN cannot