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


It’s Voting Day in France!

Bonjour mes amis! Today is a very important day in France... Voting day! I thought I'd share briefly how the process works in France, so let's jump right in! My host mother explained to me that about 2 weeks ago, the country of France had 1 vote to choose between 11 candidates running for president.… Continue reading It’s Voting Day in France!


Europe Tour

36 Rotary exchange students, 11 cities, 12 days... C'est parti! https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=4PM0VqHNoZI  Day 1: We started day one of the Euro tour bus trip in Paris, France on Easter! Unfortunately we didn't have a lot of time to visit all of the famous monuments but we did have time to stop at the Eiffel Tower! It… Continue reading Europe Tour


I went to the UK!: Edinburgh, Scotland

I just spent a week in the U.K. with my fellow french classmate and it was such an awesome experience! We started the trip leaving at midnight Saturday and drove all the way from Chambéry, france, passing through Luxembourg, Belgium and made our way to Amsterdam, Holland where we caught the ferry to take us… Continue reading I went to the UK!: Edinburgh, Scotland