Student Blogs & Vlogs | College Study Abroad Programs, IFSA-Butler

My Posts

{photos, text, video}

How do you express yourself in a non-stress environment? Study abroad.

Time June 22nd, 2016 in 2016 Summer, College Study Abroad, First Generation Scholars, Mexico | No Comments by

“The Warrior knows that he is free to choose his desires, and he makes these decisions with courage, detachment and sometimes, with just a touch of madness.” -Paulo Coelho

 

The day I left for Mexico, I remember how happy, yet sad, I felt.

I was happy for many reasons. I knew, at that moment, how fortunate I was to be there.

You know, deciding to study abroad isn’t a decision one should take so lightly, in my opinion. It’s a decision that must be considered in its entirety because one has to be willing to change, and experience personal development and growth. Read More »

Share

“It’s more expensive NOT to study abroad!”

Time June 18th, 2016 in 2016 Fall, College Study Abroad, First Generation Scholars, Mexico | No Comments by

As I reflect on this journey, I’m convinced that we all belong in a wonderful world that’s full of beauty, charm, and adventure. Being a first-generation college student isn’t easy, but today, I’m grateful more than ever for this life. Studying abroad has emphasized the importance of doing things now because sometimes “later” becomes “never.” This is what makes the journey of a first-generation college student unique. Read More »

Share

¡Hogar dulce hogar!

Time June 12th, 2016 in 2016 Summer, College Study Abroad, First Generation Scholars, Mexico | No Comments by

The life of a student who studies abroad is filled with unique and unforgettable memories based on my own experience so far. Personally, I’d like to consider that my background has helped me to live and appreciate a more independent lifestyle and to have a mindset deeply rooted in my values and morals.

While my parents have always supported me and my educational goals, they know that it’s perfectly fine to let me grasp opportunities and take risks in order to accomplish my dreams. Read More »

Share

Mérida, Yucatán, México

Time June 8th, 2016 in 2016 Summer, College Study Abroad, First Generation Scholars | No Comments by

Wow, time slow down! The past few days have been crazy! It has definitely been challenging to adjust to the fast-paced life of being a study abroad student, but my host family instantly made me feel at home away from “home” so the loving support was highly appreciated! Upon arriving, my life began to take a new journey- a journey that has given me opportunities to discover myself in ways that I didn’t know were even possible. Though my time here has been short, I’m realizing that everything anyone ever told me about studying abroad is completely true. My peers, like me, all have different stories and dreams, and if there’s anything they all have in common is that they cherish and know that the best education anyone will ever receive is from traveling. Read More »

Share

Your Story

Time May 26th, 2016 in 2016 Summer, College Study Abroad, First Generation Scholars, Mexico | No Comments by

Allow me to introduce myself by first stating these powerful words to live by:

“Life gives you the opportunity to write, to fix, and to improve your story every day. Be wise and write a good story… your story!”

Now, let me provide to you a small glimpse into My Story:

Recall a first-time ever experience. Perhaps you remember feeling excited, frightened, terrified, and happy all at once. Perhaps not because you were ready to live in the moment. Read More »

Share