Adjusting to Culture Shock (And Reverse Culture Shock)

Reading Time: 3 minutes Since I began traveling, I’ve been fortunate enough to participate in long-term and short-term experiences abroad. That also means I’ve gone through culture shock and reverse culture shock several times. During my first time out of the country, I experienced culture shock for the first time. Thankfully, I was with a wonderful summer study abroad …

Why You Should Stop Saying “Yes” to Everything

Reading Time: 3 minutes Whew. This one has been such a hard lesson, and I’m amazed that I’m able to write about it now. I recently was in a job where we were encouraged to say “yes” to everything. Granted, being in the Peace Corps is about community integration, and a lot of that means putting yourself out there …

5 Things I Wish I Knew as a First Generation College Student

Reading Time: 5 minutes College. It was always in the plan. Most Americans dream about graduating from high school with an acceptance letter to their first-choice school, and spending the next four years having the time of their lives. Others come from a background where college isn’t a possibility, or they and their families do the leg work to …