Tampa Eats

Hello Friends! It's been awhile since I posted on my blog! It is officially winter break and I have succesfully completed my first semster at the University of Tampa! Now that I don't have any school work to worry about, its the perfect time to share some things I have learned about my new home… Continue reading Tampa Eats


Why YOU Should Study Abroad

Hello friends! Are you looking into becoming an exchange student, spending a week/ semester/ year abroad, etc? If so, I have some great reasons why you should take that leap of faith and do it! I, myself was an exchange student in Chambéry, France. I spent 10 months living with a French host family, going… Continue reading Why YOU Should Study Abroad


What to pack for a Year Abroad

Hello! So I hear you're going overseas soon, or at least thinking of moving abroad... Congrats on taking the first (of many) leap of faith! Here's a packing list to ease the stress that packing always seems to bring. After spending a year abroad myself, I have come up with a list of necessary things… Continue reading What to pack for a Year Abroad


Welcome to: Tampa, Florida

  Hello friends! I recently moved to Tampa, Florida where I am studying International business at the University of Tampa. I moved in just over 2 weeks ago and am loving every second of my time here. So much change has been happening! I am learning so many things, meeting new people, and exploring all… Continue reading Welcome to: Tampa, Florida

New Places

Oi Brasil: Belo Horizonte, Brazil

Bom dia / Hello! I recently had the opportunity to travel to Brazil to visit my family. For anyone who doesn't know, I am half-Brazilian, half-American. My mother was born and raised in Brazil and came to the US when she was 18 as a high school exchange student with Rotary International. I have been… Continue reading Oi Brasil: Belo Horizonte, Brazil


I’m Back “Home”: Canton, Ohio

Bonjour! or should I say Hello! since I'm back in the USA! I have been "home" almost 2 weeks now and it has been the strangest 2 weeks ever! The reason I put "home" in quotes is because I feel I have left a piece of my heart in every city I visited this year… Continue reading I’m Back “Home”: Canton, Ohio


Fromage, fromage, and more fromage: Annecy, France

Bonjour! It's been a while since I last wrote something so I thought I'd talk about FROMAGE (aka- cheese!!!!) since the French absolutely love their cheese after a good meal. My host family took me to a 'Cheese Fair' in Annecy (pictured below) about 2 weeks ago, where I learned a lot about a cheese… Continue reading Fromage, fromage, and more fromage: Annecy, France