Reading Time: 5 minutes Learn how to make the most of your study abroad travel experience, meet new people, take in the culture, and come home regret-free.
Reading Time: 4 minutes Every week I share Travel Opps. This means every week, I hear the same question: What is a Travel Opp? Let me take a step back to really break down the definition and the many types of Travel Opps that you’ll find within Packs Light. It’s a common assumption that Continue Reading
Reading Time: 5 minutes Storytime! My Instagram followers begged, so here it is. That time I got lost in a canyon in Oman with no food or water, and… well you’ll find out the rest. You can watch the video account of the story here: A “simple” visa run to Oman It was Continue Reading
Reading Time: 6 minutes Let me preface this by saying I have nothing against Western countries—I’m a U.S. citizen and I am very aware of the privilege that gives me to travel, let alone to have preferences on where I want to go. However, I said what I said. I’ve never had a burning Continue Reading
Reading Time: 6 minutes I remember volunteering at my university’s Scholarship Office booth during the annual Study Abroad Fair, and adamantly trying to convince people to apply for international grants scholarships. The keyword here being convince. The dominating thought in my mind was, why would anyone not want free money? And second of all, Continue Reading
Reading Time: 7 minutes Education abroad and study abroad scholarships are two elements of university life that are misunderstood, underutilized, and shrouded in mystery. Luckily, I’ve decoded the puzzle of applying to and successfully winning this form of financial aid, and to this day have racked up $69,264 in total, of which $41,027 in study abroad scholarships being Continue Reading