France 2018

In the fall of 2018, I had the incredible opportunity to spend the semester studying abroad in Aix-en-Provence, France. It was an amazing time in my life; I saw so many amazing places and also learned a lot from my classes. That’s a very nerdy thing to say, but I honestly took some great classes.Continue reading “France 2018”

One Day in Vatican City

I visited Vatican City on a Saturday in the summer during my study abroad program in Orvieto, Italy. While it was incredibly crowded, it was entirely worth the hype – to me, at least. Some people might disagree, but I stand by what I wrote after my visit in 2018: “The only disappointing thing aboutContinue reading “One Day in Vatican City”

Italy 2018

Studying abroad in Orvieto, Italy was one of the best experiences of my life so far! I really fell in love with the country and everything it has to offer, and it was pretty hard to contain that excitement. In the 5 weeks that I was there, I wrote 9 separate blog posts gushing aboutContinue reading “Italy 2018”

Italian Beaches and Wonderlust

As we near the end of January and I work on planning out my blog posts for the upcoming months, I decided that, rather than a travel post (because I have been very busy), I would post this reflection on the title of my blog – Wonderlust Writings. But first, it’s January, and I’m  getting […]

Reflecting on Study Abroad

One year ago, I returned from a semester in France.  I’ve had a decent amount of time to reflect on this and to think about my experience and what advice I would give to other students.  Given that I am writing about the entire process of this from picking a program to coming home, thisContinue reading “Reflecting on Study Abroad”

Reflecting on Rome

Rome, the Eternal City.  I spent a weekend in Rome while I was in Italy last summer, and despite the heat and crowds, I still really enjoyed it.  There’s a reason it’s popular, after all!  For me, one of the thrills of Rome is the age of everything – like a lot of places inContinue reading “Reflecting on Rome”

What I Learned on Easter Island

Easter Island, or Rapa Nui, is the most remote inhabited place on Earth.  Spending three weeks there helping with research was not something I really planned or even imagined doing, but that’s what I did this summer!  I applied to this program through my university just on the off chance that if I were toContinue reading “What I Learned on Easter Island”

Top Five – Italy

I’m home from Italy!  But I’m not quite over the jet lag, so this will just be a short post to list my Top Five places in Italy and to post a few final pictures.  My Top 5 Places in Italy 1.Pompeii: There’s nothing like it.  You can walk through the streets and imagine thatContinue reading “Top Five – Italy”