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Studying In Scotland With Rachel Gardner

This post is part of an series of interviews with travelers who have studied abroad. Meet Rachel Gardner from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: The voice behind The Northernist, she studied English literature and history at Edinburgh University from September 1999 to June 2000 as part of Butler University’s Institute for Study Abroad (her home university was Smith […]

Scotland is Sexy

Day one of the Haggis tour and I find it hard to believe that Scotland and England share a border.  It all feels so…Scottish.  This is a good thing. I learned several things today from Carol, our Scottish guide. 1)  Scotland is the source of all important inventions, including tarmac, telephones, and epidurals.  It doesn’t […]

Re-thinking the Role of Luck in My Travels

During my twenties I was the first to climb onto a soapbox to proclaim that it wasn’t luck that allowed me to travel, it was a matter of choice. I chose to work abroad on short-term visas rather than look for a full-time position at home, whereas many of my peers chose to do the opposite. […]

The Fun Stuff: Planning A Bachelorette Party

What with our upcoming move to Australia (on Sunday!) and visa preparations, I haven’t been thinking too much about our wedding. When I do think about planning a wedding, I start to stress out – my biggest concern is that I don’t want to get sucked into the ‘wedding machine.’ You may know what I’m […]

Reminiscing About Fun in the UK

I have this problem. After I’ve left a place, I start to forget about it. Korea, for example. I lived there for two years. Five months ago today, we left. And now it seems like a weird, distant dream. Jared and I are currently wading through the paperwork required for my Australian De Facto Partner […]

Studying in Norway with Chris Mason

This post is part of a series of interviews with travelers who have studied abroad. Meet Chris Mason from Taree, Australia: He graduated from Newcastle University in 2010 with a Bachelor of Science in Sustainable Resource Management and Marine Sciences. In 2009, he studied abroad in Trondheim, Norway at the Norwegian University of Science and […]