Do I Need a Student Visa?

If you are planning to travel somewhere for an extended period of time, you might be wondering: Do I need a student visa? Watch the video, or read on, to find out. The short answer is a conditional yes, but, first and foremost, there are two things you need to know about student visas: they

Why does God make us human?

Not long ago, I was talking to a friend and we veered onto the course of politics and what hot topics we agreed/disagreed with. By veered, I mean took a sharp right. And by took a sharp right, I mean I was just curious, so I shoved the car down a cliff. I’m pretty blunt

9 Ways to Find Funding for Study Abroad

When I was a little girl, I decided that I was going to Spain. I probably spun a globe around and pointed my finger at a random country, but it doesn’t really matter. Here I am, fifteen years later, getting ready to hop the pond. There’s a lot of planning that goes into this and,

Let Go, Stubborn Vines

Yesterday I did a lot of gardening. I planted nine rows of corn and sketched plots for beans, cabbage, cukes, radishes, and greens. I filled the house with vases of lilacs (the scent is intoxicating). I trimmed the lilac bush. I weeded the front landscaping. The hardest part of all, though, was working on the

Maybe You’re Not Beautiful

There was one time my freshman year that a friend of mine came to me a little upset. She wanted inspiration from the Bible about beauty. She told me, “I don’t feel beautiful lately, so I was looking for Bible verses that would remind me that I am.” And guys, don’t hate me, but my