Flashback to early 2012, when I was just starting my 12th grade economics class. My teacher asked the class to answer one not-so-simple question: what do you value most in the world? Cue the anticipated "friends" and "family" responses as we went through everyone. As she got to me, I proudly (though while blushing) stated: … Continue reading Loans for Learning
Letters From Exchange: The One Where I’m Starting to Stress
Pretty soon I'm going to have to title these something else, because my exchange is certainly coming to a close. To just jump in and address the title, I am starting to stress out quite a bit. It's my own fault, really. Well, it's a combination of having a lot going on and procrastinating proactive … Continue reading Letters From Exchange: The One Where I’m Starting to Stress
Quirky Cultural Differences #4: Norway
Professors don't only use slides/whiteboards, but it is still very common to see chalkboards in the classes. Instead of an eraser for said chalkboard, the professors use a wet sponge. Girls lift weights just as much as the guys in the gym. In humanities classes in particular, it is common that the student must first … Continue reading Quirky Cultural Differences #4: Norway
Of Morning Classes and Motivation
I'm not always a doer, but I am a planner, so I have all these plans now, and I'd love it if you could help hold me accountable for seeing them through. I'm posting them here, so even if no one reads this post, it's out in the world that these are the things I am setting my mind to do.
Post #1: Oh lord, I’m starting a blog.
Today my mother made the argument that I could not go to a country that was too dangerous because it would worry her too much and my student loans are in her name. I'm a 19 year-old American student living in Canada. I think I'm privileged enough to share some of my time and money. … Continue reading Post #1: Oh lord, I’m starting a blog.