5 Tips for Surviving the Holiday Season Abroad

5 Tips for Surviving the Holiday Season Abroad

What happens if you can’t be in your home country during the most wonderful time of the year? Here are some suggestions on how to make the most of the holidays when you’re far from home.

How to Make Friends when Living Abroad: 3 Mistakes I Made So You Don’t Have To

How to Make Friends when Living Abroad: 3 Mistakes I Made So You Don’t Have To

Making friends abroad can feel like dating. You’re in a new place, surrounded by new people, and you want to meet someone. So, you put yourself out there and hope for the best. If you’re lucky, I mean really lucky, you find your people right away. But like relationships, expat friendships are complicated. People are constantly on the go, and often, without the proximity that brought you together in the first place, these friendships come to an end. In my travels, I’ve made many amazing friends, but I’ve lost some too. Here are the top 3 mistakes I’ve made while making friends abroad.

Where to Find Private English Classes in Spain

Where to Find Private English Classes in Spain

Have you ever wondered how those Auxiliars in Spain afford to travel so much? Yes, we live in Europe which is big step #1, but an English TA salary isn’t a one-way ticket to a life of luxury.  Though not required, many of us teach private English classes on the side to fund our weekend escapades. So if you’re looking to have more financial freedom abroad by teaching English and don’t know where to start, I’ve got you covered.

Five Reasons Why You Need to Get Tinder When You're Abroad

Five Reasons Why You Need to Get Tinder When You're Abroad

Okay, it’s time to talk about Tinder. Don’t worry; this article isn’t going to make you feel horrible about yourself if you use it. We get it… we know the story, dating nowadays is tough. Some people might even say that dating culture doesn’t exist anymore. For reasons like this, many people turn to Tinder in hopes of meeting new people (guilty as charged). This isn’t to say that people who use the app don’t believe in true love but sometimes it just comes down to the fact that we live in a busy, fast-paced society and it’s an easy way to get to know others.

What Living Abroad Taught Me About My Blackness

What Living Abroad Taught Me About My Blackness

Despite what we often hear, our pigment is not a crime and this melanin of ours does not warrant suspicion. Black people are loved and adored around the world. To some we’re the curious unknown, the first person of color that they’ve ever seen in person, so, yeah, we get stares or picture requests or the occasional head rub. Dear Black men, here's why you should travel. 

Genuine Community in the Age of Social Media

Genuine Community in the Age of Social Media

Finding genuine community in the age of social media is fundamental. As much as I love knowing just what's inside of Nikisha Brunson's daily smoothies, we are not friends, or connected in any way. Living abroad as a WOC can be an isolating experience. Here's how to change that