Smith Goes Global Blog

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Perks of Asia

One of the best, if not THE best, perks of doing an internship abroad is having the opportunity to travel to some of the coolest places in the world. Singapore makes it especially easy...

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Family Ties

Last week my 3 siblings and their “significant others” visited me for the week. Although I still attended work everyday, their being here made it seem like I was on vacation. Having people there...

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Good News!

6/30/18- MY USA BUDDY IS HERE NOW!! ROOMMATES! FRIENDS! Finally, someone to go out to eat with! Disclaimer: don’t be misled by my extreme excitement. NZ is extremely welcoming so don’t be concerned if...

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Returning Home

On June 24th, my study abroad adventure officially came to an end. I returned home to Maryland with a short layover in Iceland. I can definitely say I will miss Manchester and England in...

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Unexpected Beauty

Recently I was asked what is my favorite thing about Madrid so far. There are so many things about this city that make it amazing, but I replied with ease…”the architecture”. As per my...

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First Day At Work….

6/21/18- It’s weird to think I’ve been here a week doing basically nothing and that I have to be wake up at 7 and be at WORK every day at 9am. It was a...

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Safe and Sound (and Summit)

Traveling to a new country can always be a little unnerving, especially when it comes to getting around. Some destinations are high risk for violence, terrorist activity, and even unexploded landmines (like Laos and...

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Finals: A Three-Week Marathon

Exams are officially over here in Melbourne after a laborious three-week period. Unfortunately there is no finals week, but nevertheless it is over and done. As expected the exam format was slightly different from...

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Korean Food

Before coming to Korea, I was so excited for the food here. I love Korean food, but it is so rare and expensive in the States. That made me more excited to come to...

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I Must be Dreaming

Early Saturday morning, I found myself running through the streets of Madrid, uncharacteristically late to catch a bus to Valencia. Without my morning coffee, my fuel was running low and I almost gave up,...