Why You Need to Visit Costa Rica As a Student

  With forests sprawling with orchids, a peace-loving community, warm weather, nature, wildlife, and alluring terrains – Costa Rica is a gem. This tropical utopia is sandwiched between Nicaragua and Panama in Central America and is a breathing, living case study for sustainability. With energy projects, sustainable farms, a global sustainability movement, and much more, […]

The Floating City: A Day Spent In Venice

It’s the first day of spring break, it’s a bit cloudy with light showers, temperature a bit on the chilly side, & I am in Venice! You know the place with the gondolas, the pretty glass, the city that floats on water? Yup, that’s the one. The beginning of an eight-day-long journey throughout Italy and […]

Iceland: The Perfect Blend of Education and The Environment

Not many students can say they’ve explored the ancient land of Vikings, kayaked through glacial lagoons or had an opportunity to learn more about climate change and sustainability in a place where it’s all happening. For students with an interest in environmental changes and geology, there’s only one place that can give them a once […]

Fiery, Feisty, and pumping with life! My heart belongs to Spain.

Fiery, feisty, pumping with life and bustling with an unparalleled energy – Spain has, and will always have my heart. A country unlike any other, one that vibrates with a polychromatic vibe, a vibe where Gaudi’s spirit emanates through buildings, a blend of languages color the streets and a certain joie de vivre lures you […]

Japanese Art in Modern Day Society

This summer, the modern Japanese artist Takashi Murakami, “Japan’s Andy Warhol,” exhibited his works at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) in Chicago. The exhibit, The Octopus Eats its Own Leg, ran between June 6th and September 24th. When I visited Chicago, it was a must-see. But… Why?   Murakami with his plush Octopus crown […]