• Pieces of Work,  Reflections,  Travel

    My Favorite Place in Zambia

    After only a two-hour drive out of Lusaka, everything changes. The sound of cars disappears and is replaced with chirping birds and rushing water. The grey of the buildings becomes the green and brown of the earth. Nature takes over and reminds me why this is my favorite place. I’ve been visiting the Livingstone since I was a child. Whenever my family needs a break from the hustle and bustle of the city, we tend to venture south. Any place along the Zambezi River is particularly beautiful in my humble, unbiased opinion. Sunsets along the Zambezi are simply different from any others I’ve ever seen. It’s as if the universe’s…

  • Reviews,  Travel

    5 Reasons To Use Airbnb When Traveling

    In case you’ve never heard of it before, Airbnb is a lodging reservation website on which home owners can list their spaces and “match” with travelers who are looking for a place to stay. The site currently has over 2 million home listings all over the world! I’ve used Airbnb six times now – including a 3-month-long stint in New York City – and I have 2 more upcoming trips already planned. I’ve become such a fan of the site because of how easy it is to use. I’m also lucky enough to have never had a bad experience with any of my listings. Below are a few reasons why…

  • Reflections,  Travel,  Words of Wisdom

    My Thoughts on Studying Abroad

    The last 5 years of my life have been one long study abroad experience. I added to that experience by participating in the UNC Honors Semester in London in the Spring of 2017. I had the most amazing time there, and London remains one of my favorite places in the world. When I got back, I was interviewed by the Undergraduate Admissions team. Here are a few of my thoughts on studying abroad. Why you picked this program: I had always wanted to live in London and the program was the perfect opportunity for me to do so. The diversity of the city is something that I’ve always been drawn to…

  • Internships,  Reflections,  Travel

    Summer Internship 2017 – Mauritius

    My high school, African Leadership Academy, was founded on the premise of creating the next generation of African leaders. The intention was for us to learn about emotional intelligence, and ethical leadership and entrepreneurship so as to forge a better path for our continent. The founder of my high school decided to start up a university to continue these lessons into tertiary education and that is how the African Leadership University began in 2015. After a long and amazing semester in London, I got on a plane and headed to a tiny island in the Indian Ocean called Mauritius. The country is truly beautiful, boasting sandy beaches and coral reefs.…