Talk to the World: An App Review

I’ve been diving back into language learning over the last couple of months. I studied Arabic for three years while I was in university, but I never reached a true level of proficiency. So, I decided to jump pack in and continue trying to tackle that challenge. You...

Surprising Similarities: Colombia & Morocco

Have you ever traveled somewhere expecting to be hit by culture shock? Have you been surprised when you didn’t end up feeling shocked at all? I had that experience when I spent a semester in Morocco. It was a new culture for me; I had never been to North Africa and I...

How to Stay Fit When You Travel

Two years ago when I spent a semester in Morocco, I started looking for ways to stay fit that didn’t require me joining a team or going for runs by myself. I began searching YouTube videos hoping to find something that would be fun and challenging, yet accommodating,...

Why My Bilingualism Isn’t Impressive

I hear it all the time. People are so impressed that I’m bilingual. They just seem pretty amazed. “Wait, so you speak Spanish and English fluently?” Yup. “You don’t have an accent in either language?” Nope. But I’ll tell you a secret: I had nothing to do with it. It’s...