Photo courtesy of Zoe Comingore Zoe Comingore, a recent graduate from the University of Rhode Island, clarified what life in the real world can be like. Comingore transferred to URI after her first-year, graduated with an undergraduate degree in writing and rhetoric and Spanish. The writing and rhetoric program drew...
For thirty seconds I let go of every inhibition and danced. Before I knew what I was doing, I grabbed the outstretched hand in front of me and I was pulled into the middle of the dance floor to flamenco in front of at least 50 people. Flamenco is one...
It’s a humid day, but a breeze is coming through the open window in la sala (the living room), carrying the sounds of a street performer playing the accordion and voices from the café below. Picture a quaint European street, like you see in a movie, and that’s where...

How to make it in America

Since arriving in America I have been changed. Not for the better. Something in the water or the air has significantly interfered with my ability to look after myself. I’ve been here for almost a month now and I haven’t died so I’m doing okay in the key areas...
This week I have decided to write about one serious issue: the weather. I knew the winter would be difficult here, but no, no one told me I would live three months in Antarctica. I come from the northern part of France, where it is supposed to be the coldest...
Over the past few weeks I have been lucky enough to explore not only parts of Ireland, but also an amazing part of Europe. When I finalized studying abroad, there was one place on my list that I knew I had to go, Amsterdam. A few weekends ago I took...
I was sitting in my room as I wrote this, when all of a sudden everything exploded with noise. I heard my host mom running around the kitchen as she called my name, and when I came out, completely confused, she was leaning out the open window banging a...
We got on the bus when it was still dark at 6 a.m., and the full moon was the only light as we left the city. As we headed further into the Spanish countryside, the fields and hills looked golden in the sunrise and fog hung in the valleys. As...
There are moments or days while traveling that make it all worth it. When you’re tired and far from home and you don’t know how many miles you’ve walked anymore, that’s when the magic suddenly happens. Paris gave me that- a whole three days that were so perfect it...
In the UK I live in the countryside or to put it more accurately, the middle of nowhere.  Therefore I am accustomed to wide open spaces and a horribly limited access to public transport - even the closest bus stop is 15-minutes away by car. Therefore living in Rhode...