Prison Time: My experience at a Peruvian Prison

Everything was checked. We weren’t allowed to take in our phones or any electronic devices. The lady even flipped through my book I had with me. She gave me a pat down and checked my waist band and yelled something at me in Spanish that I didn’t understand. I had to get my arm stamped at two different locations and…

7 things you need to know before going to Machu Picchu

I absolutely loved my time at Machu Picchu. A group of 12 of us from America, spent the day walking around the ruins and three of us hiked up SunGate Trail. Here are 7 tips I learned while I was there. 1. Machu Picchu’s entrance is limited each day. Machu Picchu has a restriction on…

Why YOU should do NSE

National Student Exchange is a study away program that gave me the opportunity to spend my Spring 2017 semester at the University of the Virgin Islands in St. Croix. First, see if your home university is part of the program. NSE.org has a complete list of all of the schools that are members of the National…

10 things I wish I knew about St. Croix

10 things you should know if you are visiting the beautiful island of St. Croix. I was able to study abroad through NSE at the University of the Virgin Islands in St. Croix. Learning in the classroom was nice but I learned much more outside of it.

Travel Advisory: Yellow fever and kidnappings

I was looking for all the vaccines I would need before traveling to Peru along with all the warnings that come with traveling. Yellow fever. Typhoid. Hepatitis A. I’m not exactly sure what all of listed diseases were but they weren’t near as intimidating as when I was warned about there being a “high risk of…