america, California

LA Day 5: A Small World

All I can say after the alumni panel of recent Hofstra graduates held at Emerson College we attended is that I am #shook. Not only did they give genuine advice for people wanting to move to Los Angeles to pursue a career in entertainment, they seemed very serious about being there for us if we… Continue reading LA Day 5: A Small World

Thoughts

2018: Work Hard, but Play Harder

2016 was all about traveling. 2017 was all about learning to take a break. 2018, I decided, was about pushing myself to my limits and proving that I did not graduate from college for nothing. At the beginning of 2018, I had no idea what was in store for me. I had no plans to… Continue reading 2018: Work Hard, but Play Harder

Outside Perspectives

Whitmanythoughts Bloggers Return from Abroad

It has been an adventurous and sometimes even stressful, but unforgettable semester abroad for our Whitmanythoughts bloggers. Let’s see what Alexa (London) and Rachel (Amsterdam) have to say about their time abroad, now that they’re back in the states. Sarawhitmanythoughts: How does it feel now that you’ve officially studied abroad? Rachel: It feels incredible to… Continue reading Whitmanythoughts Bloggers Return from Abroad

Outside Perspectives

3 Ways to Save Money While Studying Abroad

By: Rachel Bowman Traveling and doing as much as possible, while also spending as little money as possible has been one of my biggest goals while studying abroad. Now that I’m three quarters of the way done, I feel like I’ve had enough experience doing so, so I’d like to share some of my tips… Continue reading 3 Ways to Save Money While Studying Abroad

Outside Perspectives

A Student Defies the Reasons Not to Study Abroad with Friends

By: Kylie Finnigan Growing up, I knew my dream was to study abroad in London. Through the college application process I kept that in mind; the only schools I applied to were schools that I knew could get me to London. For years, I had always pictured my study abroad experience in London to be… Continue reading A Student Defies the Reasons Not to Study Abroad with Friends

Thoughts

A Lesson Learned from my First Week of Grad School

The first week of graduate school taught me that I’m a nut job, or a “whack job” as my professor informed me. This is how it went down: Friends and family give you advice and help guide your path, or at least that’s what I believe. You say you understand something and will or won’t… Continue reading A Lesson Learned from my First Week of Grad School

Thoughts, travel tips

A Letter to Future Study Abroad Ambassadors

My semester abroad in Australia lasted over a year. I extended my study abroad journey by becoming an AIFS Alumni Ambassador during my senior year of college. At the end of the program, AIFS had ambassadors write letters to the potential new liaisons at our schools. I thought publishing my letter may encourage others to… Continue reading A Letter to Future Study Abroad Ambassadors

Thoughts

Unasked for Advice from a Recent College Graduate

This is a friendly reminder that your life is yours to design. You don’t like something? Alter it. You have negative people in your life? Hug them goodbye. You want to visit a new country? I’ll see you on the next flight. Of course I know nothing is that simple, but even changing your outlook… Continue reading Unasked for Advice from a Recent College Graduate

travel tips

21 Gifts for Someone Studying Abroad

If someone you know is studying abroad and you want to get him or her the perfect present, look no further. Here are some useful and budget-friendly items that your departing friend will love. Passport holder - I love mine! Travel size toiletries - this is useful for long flights or weekend getaways Travel size… Continue reading 21 Gifts for Someone Studying Abroad