Vall De Nuria: Round 2

Vall De Nuria: Round 2

I came into this program with ZERO hiking experience, and I am leaving this program having conquered the 4 peak challenge. Originally John, the program director, sent out a mass email challenging us to a 3 peak challenge in Vall De Nuria. The 3 peak challenge involved...
Bee Supportative

Bee Supportative

To be quiet honest, I am the person that freaks out when a bee is near. I mean who wants to feel the wrath of their sting? I know I don’t. After going to a bee keeper’s farm and learning about bee’s and their crucial role in the lives of humans, I...
Becoming a Better Daughter: Costa Brava

Becoming a Better Daughter: Costa Brava

Deciding to study abroad wasn’t an easy decision. A couple weeks before my departure my dad was in an accident which resulted in 2nd and mostly 3rd degree burns to his arms, hands, stomach, and chest. Every time we thought the recovery process was ready to...
My Experience in the Pyrenees

My Experience in the Pyrenees

Studying abroad is usually an excuse to get away from your parents, live life and party, right? Wrong! My first friday night in Barcelona consisted of me and my bed at 10:30pm. This was because I decided to participate in an optional hike in Val de Nuria that required...