Volunteering Abroad & Going To College

Volunteering Abroad & Going To College

As a high school senior in the spring of 2014, I paid my enrollment and housing fee for Northern Arizona University. During that same semester months later, the thought of having to take out $10,000+ in loans still, despite the scholarships and grants I received, scared me enough to request a refund and un-enroll. Three [...]

Is It Possible To Travel As A Broke Twenty-Something?

Is It Possible To Travel As A Broke Twenty-Something?

I have always known somewhere in the back of my mind that I wanted to travel. I mean, doesn't everyone? To see the world, experience life to the fullest, and put real meaning to the random names on a map? However, traveling has a notorious reputation for being expensive. College students have a notorious reputation [...]

China Reflections

China Reflections

It's been a year since I hopped on a flight to China to teach English with the International Language Programs. When I left, I had no idea what I would see and experience in the following four months. I had some sort of expectations of how the trip might change me or impact my life, [...]