Category: Fall 2016

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A Country Built on Dreams

Hi Everyone! My name is Lauren and I went to the Dominican Republic in December 2016. I went with a group of students from all over the U.S. along with a few from Canada and Australia. During my program we had a lot of free time to talk about our lives at school, what we ...

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Back Home

So it's official. I'm not in Japan anymore and it almost feels like it didn't even happen. It feels like it was all a dream, and I would love to relive it! It was a bit of a shock coming back to the states especially since I had travel issues and people were not too polite ...

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My Last Month

This last month was so crazy and went by WAY too fast. There was still so much I wanted to do and people I wanted to see. I had a very touching goodbye with my host family, where we all cried and committed to seeing each other in the future sometime; same with all my ...

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That’s a Wrap! #100DaysinUK

This trip has been one of the best decisions I have ever made in my entire life. It has really shown how much I have grown and how independent  I can really be. I couldn't be more grateful to USF President Judy Genshaft and her husband and USF as a whole for helping me fund this ...

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Merry Christmas! #100DaysinUK

Merry Christmas! Christmas in London is one of the biggest festivities I have ever experienced. It comes with the craze of the shopping sales and the delicious British goose cooked to perfection. For Christmas, my family and I attended Catholic mass on Christmas Eve. After, I finished wrapping my presents and placed them under the ...