<p>I am in love with many different things: with music, with languages, with literature, with cuisine, with other cultures. I study opera and international studies at two leading institutions, and am constantly trying to find the best balance between these two fields, incorporating socializing and personal time. In my spare time I love to read. I believe very passionately that connecting with other people and cultures through commonalities like food and music makes me a more developed individual, and that I am a better person because of opportunities in which this can manifest -- like studying abroad!</p>
Blogs by Claire Iverson
What It Means to Come Home
Coping with coming back to reality is both tougher and easier than I expected.
Living in Milan as a Musician
As I’m getting ready to go home, I’ve been reflecting on my experience abroad: highs, lows, everything in between. I imagine this is true of every student...
Home(sick) For The Holidays
Homestay v. Apartment: Why I Switched!
Stuck between these two housing options? Maybe I can help.
Entering November: The Halfway Point
Four months seemed a lot longer back in September.
Absentee Voting While Abroad
Let’s face it: while studying abroad, one of the last things we may want to do is tune into politics back home. Regardless, we can’t overlook the importance of...
When Travel Turns Into Disaster: Do’s And Don’t’s
Ever had travel plans go horribly wrong? Yeah, me too.
Study Abroad FOMO
(FOMO = Fear of Missing Out). Sound familiar?
Leave Your Phone at Home (Figuratively) -- You'll Appreciate It
Take a step back from technology and social media during your time abroad. You won't regret it.