Lost Half Way Through My Gap Year

I’m half way through my gap year and I can't help but feel completely lost. I have a degree, I’ve been abroad and now…. I’m bartending. Yes, I love my job, I wouldn't be there if I didn't. From the women who come into the bar dressed for Vegas and order drinks with the most... Continue Reading →

Bad Days Happen Abroad Too

  No Desert, No Degree, and I thought I was going to Die. I will probably always remember Thursday November 30th, as one of the worst days of my life. While studying abroad they tell you that many people go through ups and downs. I can now personally say that yes, being away from home... Continue Reading →

Chefchaouen and Akchour

Adventures are lessons in disguise. This weekend was my first major trip since arriving to Morocco. Three other exchange students and I planned to take a trip to Chefchaouen and Akchour over our three day holiday weekend. Wednesday last week we threw together the plans, booked a place to stay, and paid for a taxi... Continue Reading →

Mini-Adventure to Fez

Yesterday was our first trip out of Ifrane since the night we arrived at the airport. I thought driving up at night was beautiful and interesting because of all the people still out and about in the middle of the night and because of the shops selling things from ceramics to textiles with their lights... Continue Reading →

Dehydration and Adjustment

Adjustment is not something that happens overnight. The hardest part for me in my first couple of days in Morocco has been my appetite. In the US I have a healthy diet for the most part. I eat three or four small meals a day and drink probably less water that I should but I... Continue Reading →

First Night Tears

Words can't describe how I feel right now. The car ride from Fes to campus was beautiful. It was up a long winding mountain road passing though tiny little towns that look like something out of an episode of Parts Unknown with Anthony Bourdain. When we arrived at the school I was surprised to see... Continue Reading →

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