Food for Thought

We eye the table hungrily, ready to pounce but not wanting to be the first to take a bite. Someone makes the first move, maybe me, maybe one of the other forty-odd people gathered around the table, and then we all descend on the literal feast awaiting us. Someone has made chicken tikka, another tortilla … Continue reading Food for Thought

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Finding a Home in a Foreign Place

As I crossed the halfway-point of my semester abroad in Brussels, Belgium, last week, I took some time to reflect on my journey thus far and reminded myself of goals to keep with me through the rest of the short time that I have left here. It is both startling and comforting to think about … Continue reading Finding a Home in a Foreign Place

A Bittersweet Scottish Send-Off: Closing 5 Months in Edinburgh with Gratitude

This unique semester has slowly and certainly acquainted me with a welcomed, yet pretty unfamiliar concept: quiet. My ordinary days here have been largely quiet and still, and they have looked markedly different than those of my typical semester schedules. Most days here have been devoid of the numbing hustle and incessant noise that grew all too … Continue reading A Bittersweet Scottish Send-Off: Closing 5 Months in Edinburgh with Gratitude

Discovering My True Passions: The Europe Edition

This summer I am interning in Brussels, Belgium at the European Parliament. As an International Relations major and French minor, I could not have asked for a more fitting location and internship. I am working for Bill Etheridge, an MEP (Member of European Parliament) from the United Kingdom. At the office, I have researched a … Continue reading Discovering My True Passions: The Europe Edition