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Cheese and Fish!!

This past week I had my first visit into the field. I got to go with some of the other employees to the mountains. We went to an area of Romania that is close to Moldova and within the Carpathian Mountains. The purpose of the visit was to do some…
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Reminiscing on Romania

Now that I have finally adjusted back to life here in America, I have been thinking a lot about my study abroad to Romania. First I would like to mention the things I wish I would have brought: A pillow rest thing for the car and bus rides, breakfast bars…
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Reflecting on Romania

When my mind wanders back to Romania, I find it daunting to try describing all of my experiences in a few hundred words. Summarizing the two weeks we spent touring the country seems far too impossible. However, I’ve often found myself spouting off random bits of information about the people…
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Life After Romania

“So..did you get homesick?” My Mom posed this question this morning over breakfast and coffee. I’ve been home for about five days now and yet it still feels like we haven’t talked about my trip enough. She’s sure there are pictures that I haven’t shown her and stories that I…
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Pondering Kindness in Romania

This was my first experience traveling abroad. Prior to my trip to Romania, I had never been in country where the majority of the people do not speak English as their first language. The language barrier was the first experience that I found truly thought provoking. It was a little…
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The Blessing of Romanian Colleagues

As I sit in a coffee shop typing away, I miss European coffee, but I miss the friends I made in Romania more. One of my favorite parts of the two-week trip abroad was getting to know Romanian communications students and their perspectives. Our translators for the week were students…
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