Lessons Learned

Lessons from Living Abroad, Part 1 Home is where the heart is, and I am so eager to return home to the USA, but here are some of my observations from almost a year of living and traveling abroad. I hope that “Part 2” will focus on the many positives of being back home. 1….

Timișoara & Arad

Once I turned in my final grades and had a last meeting with my chair, I headed off to the far western side of Romania to visit Timișoara. The flight on BlueAir is cheap and takes approximately 30 minutes. Timișoara is the third largest city in the country and is home to West University, which was…

SibFest

I spent the last ten days at SibFest, an international theatre festival in the picturesque city of Sibiu, located in the center of Romania. I took the regional train from Cluj south for four hours, enjoying the beautiful hills and farms of Transylvania. Since I was staying for an extended period and being joined by…

Georgia & Armenia

During the week between my last lecture and final exam, I went to Georgia and Armenia. I flew from Cluj to Istanbul to Tbilisi with an overnight layover on the return trip. I rented a studio near the city center, which proved more convenient than comfortable, but c’est le vie. This wasn’t one of my…