Once upon a time… a guy graduated from college. He spent the summer working with gifted high school students and loved it. He substitute taught for a semester and did not love it. Then, he moved to the British countryside and lived in a fairy tale castle, but the clock ran out, and he turned… Read More The Next Chapter
You can’t live in a different country for half a year and not assimilate into its culture somehow. This is how an American went British… sort of.… Read More Going British
Back by popular demand. And, well, mostly because I miss clicking away at keys and creating something to share with the world. Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the launch of the new and improved What Are This. If you’re wondering why I was gone for so long, life kind of got in the way of… Read More What Are This? 2.0
Tomorrow is the day. It’s incredible to think that in twenty-four hours I’ll be on my way to London to begin Semester at Sea. After all the shots. All the scholarship applications. All the cramming into a suitcase. It’s here. Tomorrow I’ll embark on a journey that most people can’t imagine… and I want to… Read More T’was the Night Before Traveling
People say letting go of the one you love is among the hardest things one does in life. Well, I think “packing for a semester-long, world exploration by sea” would also be placed highly on that list. Have you ever done one of those abstract thinking questions where, say… you are crashing near a deserted… Read More The Struggle
When I tell people that I will be participating in Semester at Sea for the next three and a half months, they usually ask what that consists of. After telling them, I have received a wide array of responses over the past few weeks. Here are some of my personal favorites. “You’re going WHERE?” “That… Read More Say What?
Okay, readers. This is it. The big news. For the next few months “What Are This?” will be a little different. IT’S GOING GLOBAL! For the fall semester this year I will be studying abroad… in a big way. This isn’t your average student trip that many college students today go on – where they… Read More Sail with Me