Christmas in China by Dan Mahoney

One of the most difficult aspects of living abroad is not spending holidays at home with family and friends. While spending a “Friendsgiving” with Tsingtao and Chinese delivery pizza can lead to a fun gathering, it does not compare to a proper Thanksgiving dinner. However, I can definitely say that my Christmas in China was one of my most memorable holidays to date. We were … Continue reading Christmas in China by Dan Mahoney

Stoicism in the Face of Death by Katie Landry

After weeks of pleading, I finally had the group convinced that Malaysian Borneo should be our destination of choice. Where else could you see wild orangutans, gibbons, and proboscis monkeys? Borneo’s tourism board should’ve contracted me out, based on the incessantly cheerful, overzealous emails I sent daily in the weeks leading up to the trip, in an attempt to generate excitement among those who were … Continue reading Stoicism in the Face of Death by Katie Landry

Hold No Punches in Beijing by Tyler Parsons

 Over the last several years I have had a few issues visiting Beijing, ranging from a hotel accidentally charging my credit card $7,000 and having it shut off, to denying me bank withdrawals because my middle name not being on a slip, to being constantly harassed by prostitutes (that may not sound too bad, but I promise it is). So I should find it no … Continue reading Hold No Punches in Beijing by Tyler Parsons

I Didn’t Leave My Heart, but I Left My Luggage in Ukraine by Tyler Parsons

Life abroad can be an amazing adventure. You meet incredible people with interesting background, try new foods and activities, soak up different cultures, and have lasting memories. However, sometimes you try and move to Odessa, Ukraine in the middle of winter and not knowing a soul there. And when that happens, you leave 5 days later on the first flight out. You can read the … Continue reading I Didn’t Leave My Heart, but I Left My Luggage in Ukraine by Tyler Parsons

The Asian Persuasion by Jessica Park

A close friend and colleague, Jessica agreed to answer some questions about her experiences living abroad and how the experience is affected by her heritage. Tell me about your background. My name is Jessica Hanmi Park and I’m a 26 year old Korean-American. I was born in New York and I have lived in California for most of my life. My parents were immigrants and … Continue reading The Asian Persuasion by Jessica Park