I’m nearly 6 months into what has been one of the most confusing/exciting/lonely/fun rotations around the sun. I turned 22 this year, and I’m still struggling to grasp what this means. Continue reading What is a 22 year old supposed to do?
It’s 2019 which means it’s time to make resolutions I can’t actually commit to! Welcome (again) to Julz Rambling. Continue reading Let’s try this again
Living in a homestay is a unique blend of positives and negatives that undoubtedly shape the study abroad experience. Continue reading The honest ups and downs of living in a homestay
One of the many benefits of studying abroad in Buenos Aires is having a study abroad program which acts as a resource for students. My program, IES, has been a tremendous resource for me in so many ways (they rejected my application to write for their blog, so I’m not even being paid to say this). It’s obvious that they care about their students and … Continue reading Tip of the day: sign up for the free stuff!
I’ve always been fascinated by the distinct quirks that define a culture. How better do you define culture, anyway, besides a combination of “quirks” that define a group or society? Perhaps that definition boils it down too much – culture is far deeper than a set of “quirks.” It’s a collective history, a timeline of achievements, a set of beliefs and ideals and conceptions of … Continue reading Culture shock
It’s been one month plus two days since I arrived in Buenos Aires. Before leaving the face-numbing cold in Boston this February, I did not know what to expect from this journey. I knew these things for certain: I would leave the only place I have ever lived for the longest time I had ever left, I did not know anyone in this new country … Continue reading I’m starting a blog