“The traveler sees what he sees, the tourist sees what he has come to see.” – G.K. Chesterton
“Travel, in the younger sort, is a part of education; in the elder, a part of experience.” – Francis Bacon
Anonymous asked: So far what has been the most exciting or rewarding thing you've done? Also what else do you really hope to do before the end of the semester?
The most rewarding thing I have done was probably volunteering in the Austrian kindergarten. They have a very different education system here than in the United States, so it was great to see all the differences.
One thing I have been DYING to do is hike the Untersberg. Salzburg is a city primarily surrounded by hills, and the Untersberg is the only real mountain around, aside from the Geisberg. I want to hike up the Untersberg, the mountain I have woken up and seen out my window every morning since I have been here.
Anonymous asked: is it a good idea to study aboard?
I have just one thing to say to this: DO IT! You won’t regret it, I promise. You learn so much about yourself and about other cultures. Most importantly, you learn to see life from a different perspective. I’m going to desperately miss it.