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Easy Ways to Keep Up with a Foreign Language

When you’re not in school, living abroad or working in another language, foreign language maintenance can be hard. It’s amazing how fast my French skills dwindle when I practice. But it’s also amazing how fast they come back when I put in a little effort. If you’re struggling to maintain a second (or third) language, or curious as to things you can do to be exposed to your language, here are some tips to keep up with a foreign language.…

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College, High School, Musings, School, Study Abroad

The BEST First Internship Tips

So you aced the interview(s) and got the internship. Congrats! Now, how do you make the most of your first position? I’ve got some great first internship tips that I caught on to rather quickly that definitely helped me…

What I Wish I Knew My Freshman Year

I can’t believe it’s been five years since I started my freshman year of college. I’ve always loved school and I loved the academics of college. I remember just how excited I was to start! However, looking back, there…

Stress Dreams

It’s that time of year again. Back to school. But for the first time in over 16 years, I’m not at school. Instead, I’m having stress dreams about school. I’m sitting for an exam. It’s American history. I write…

US vs. UK Academics

What are the differences between US and UK academics you encountered while abroad? I’ve been asked this question by just about everyone I’ve come across at school, so I thought I’d touch upon it here. US vs. UK academics,…

Back to School

I won’t pretend going back to school after being gone for over a year isn’t hard. Sure, my friends are great and I’m enjoying my classes and living situation so far, but it’s really bizarre being back. I’m not even…

My French “I’ve Made It” Moment

When I chose to spend a year in London instead of France, I was really worried about how that choice would affect my French. As a French major, it is, not surprisingly, incredibly important to actually be able to…