My study abroad semester has finally ended, and I am back in the USA. I was sad to leave the friends I had made abroad, and sad to leave with so many things that I wish I could still do, but I was happy to be back with friends and family in a familiar place. I traveled to as many places as I could, but of course I missed a few that were high on my bucket list. However, I still loved the places I went to. I think that anyone studying abroad in Europe must go to Prague. It is the most beautiful city in Europe, very affordable, and has endless things to do and see. The Old Town is very well kept, very minimal litter and generally clean everywhere. Gorgeous gothic architecture is seen everywhere, from the Vysehrad, an old and looming black church at the top of a hill, to Prague Castle, a massive cathedral sat on the highest hill in the city. Another place that I would recommend is Vienna. It is very similar to Prague, but it has its own history. The royal gardens and palace are some of the most magnificent things I’ve ever seen. If you want to visit somewhere outside of Europe, I would recommend Tangier, Morocco. It is insanely cheap, with many full meals costing me less than 4 USD. Tangier has very nice beaches and the Ancient Medina is very fun to walk through.
Overall, I had a great time abroad, made new friends, learned new things, and I’m sure that it was an experience that I will be telling stories about for the rest of my life.