“I don’t think I can do this anymore”. This was the text I sent to my mother as I waited in LAX before boarding my flight to Australia. I’d been outside of the country once, I considered myself a homebody, and I was the first person in my family to study abroad. Being the […]
As my semester in Sydney, Australia quickly approached, I found myself filled with conflicting feelings of excitement and anxiety, as was expected. However, this anxiety was fairly unorthodox: it came from my realization that I would be in another time zone. In other words, I would be missing almost every National Football League (NFL) game. This […]
When I landed in Buenos Aires, sweating from the inevitable humidity that plagues the city in the summer, I had only positive thoughts. I had been abroad before in high school, I spoke Spanish near fluently, I wasn’t shy, and I thought this semester was going to be easy and rewarding for me. Little did […]
For women and femme-presenting people, street harassment is an uncomfortable–and common–problem, even at home. But when you go abroad the rules change, and you may not feel as comfortable standing up to harassment. Here are some tips on handling harassment while abroad.