Greece: The Good Ole Days

Honestly, I'm so tired that I can't differentiate between the days we've spent here in Greece. I remember the things we did, I'm just not sure when they happened. I had a hard enough time knowing what day it was before I lost all of this time traveling internationally, and now I don't even know … Continue reading Greece: The Good Ole Days

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Greece Day 4: Getting AlongĀ 

There are a lot of things I experienced on our 4th day (I'm writing on the morning of the 5th) that relate to the pace of Greece as a country. The way they live their lives is incredibly interesting to me.  Cooperation is a challenge for the people and for your groups. They are very … Continue reading Greece Day 4: Getting AlongĀ 

Greece Day 3: Exploring A Country With A Language I Can’t Understand

A lot of the great things about travel boil down to the learning opportunities you get because, regardless of what you are doing, you will learn something.  Today we went off on our own, equipped with nothing but a map and a pocket full of euros. We somehow managed to get to the metro station, … Continue reading Greece Day 3: Exploring A Country With A Language I Can’t Understand

What You’re Doing Wrong: Financial Aid

The FAFSA and financial aid office are great resources that are in place for your benefit. Financial aid advising is structured differently at each school, so the process will be different for every institution. Generally, you receive updates about your award from the financial aid office, but even the most important things have the potential … Continue reading What You’re Doing Wrong: Financial Aid

5 Financial Aid Mistakes You Make with Private Colleges

As a student at a private Christian college, I have realized that many people exclude schools like mine because they just don't think they will be able to afford it. During my own college search I found that the private colleges were actually able to give me much more financial assistance than the public and … Continue reading 5 Financial Aid Mistakes You Make with Private Colleges

Stop giving up on ME!

Stop giving up on me! Why do I go to a Christian university surrounded by churches yet can't find a ministry for people my age? Why do I go to a school of 700+ students, next to a school of 20,000+, near another school with hundreds more yet can't find a ministry teaching God's word … Continue reading Stop giving up on ME!

What You Need to Know About Your Syllabus

Every college is different, but most syllabi have several general principles that almost always apply regardless of where you are and who you are taking classes from. I'll cover general items that are important to know, and then I will cover some things that are specific to my university as examples. A syllabus is a … Continue reading What You Need to Know About Your Syllabus

The Best Way to Pack and Move into College

I've moved for college five times during my time here, and I've moved numerous times before that. It has been brought to my attention that many students have never moved before it was time for them to head off to school, so I thought I would share some of my favorite moving tips. You should … Continue reading The Best Way to Pack and Move into College

What You Really Need for College Classes

I've been combing through hundreds of articles based on a very specifically numbered list of items you should bring to classes, or into your dorm, or for long weekends away, etc. But most of them are very wrong. I don't know anyone who carries around 30 pounds of stuff (like changes of clothes, lunch boxes, … Continue reading What You Really Need for College Classes