Smart Girl's Guide to Studying Abroad

During my first year of college, if I had been asked whether or not I wanted to study abroad, my answer would have been no. In my second year of college, you probably would have gotten the same answer. By my third year of college, and rather late in my academic career, I realized that I had developed a passion for the Spanish language. As a non-major, the best option for continuing my education was to study abroad. I researched programs, applied, and was accepted to the Valencia program here at UVa. In July of 2013, I took the 7-hour flight to Valencia, Spain.

Top 5 Apps: Productivity

At the beginning of the school year, we’re all fired up and confident about our ability to handle the tasks that lay ahead but by the middle of the semester, life catches up with us and it can be difficult to stay organized and motivated.

For that reason, we’ve come up with a list of five apps that can help boost productivity and make your life a lot simpler:

Self-Care During Midterm Season: Taking Care of You

When the academic year begins, the weather is nice, the workload seems manageable and the upcoming stress of exams feels so far away. Before long, however, we find ourselves in the midst of midterm season and, suddenly, even the smallest things feel overwhelming.

We understand how intense this time of year can be for students and we’ve come up with some useful tips for self-care.

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TEDx Charlottesville Open Mic Night: The Difference That Makes The Difference

Charlottesville has scheduled to host a TEDx conference this coming November. They have a great line up of speakers, promising to tell us what difference they think will make the difference, as prompted by this years TEDx theme. This year however, they decided to give people the opportunity to submit their ideas and participate in a TEDx "open mic night". 30 speakers were chosen and given 2 minutes to pitch their TEDx talk idea to the public audience at the Jefferson Theater.

Top 5 Apps: Education

Who said learning had to be so daunting? It's time to evaluate the way we approach learning and our attitudes associated with it. Whether you are the independent scholar or the inquisitive at heart, these five apps are sure to help you get that quick fix while on the go.

Lessons from Tina Fey

As a loyal Wahoo, I can tell you that on my honor, the words, "I want to go to there!" came spewing out of my mouth loudly and excitedly when I read that Tina Fey was going to be speaking at the University of Virginia. As the first speaker of President Sullivan's "Speaker Series for the Arts", Tina was returning to Grounds to tell us all something about the value of the arts. Naturally, I set off to every social networking site I am part of and let everyone know the good news.

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