The Roller Coaster of Pre-departure

I hate roller coasters.  More, even, than I hate escalators, airplanes, and boats (okay, maybe not as much as I hate boats). Emotionally, getting ready to study abroad has already been a roller coaster.  While I was busy with school, I’d think “Yay!  Let’s get there already!” one morning and “What am I thinking?!?!” the next….

My Faith

Often one of the first reactions I get to my plans to study abroad is “What about your faith?”  It seems my friends and family are all very aware of the increasing prevalence of secular humanism in Europe, and I must admit that at first, I too was preparing for what seemed like a mission…