Wanderlust means the desire to travel. Fernweh elevates that urge to a need; The opposite of homesickness.
I was once told that one of the most valuable things people can do in life is travel to a place they are unfamiliar with and get lost. By doing so, one has the ability to explore and discover things for themselves that they would have never noticed if their eyes were glued to a map.
Today we will listen to Rhodi and Kestrel as they share stories of how they got “lost” during their study abroad experiences in order to delve deeper into the culture and country they were living in.
Rhodi Celaj is a third year Accounting and Financial Services major. In the Spring of 2017, she studied at the Richmond American International University in London. Rhodi likes to travel and try different foods from around the world. Rhodi plans to use her experience from learning about other cultures and promote and integrate the value of diversity in the workplace in her future career.
Kestrel Smoot is a junior Pre-Occupational Therapy (Psychology)/ International Studies double major at Maryville University. She studied abroad for a semester at Freie Universität in Berlin, Germany. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, eating pizza, going on walks and taking pictures.
Sunday 17 September
Potluck dinner begins at 6:00 p.m.
Kestrel and Rhodi begin sharing at 6:45
At the home of Lina, Sandra, Sarah, and Kine
Pine 15 (one of the Hilltop Apartments)
On the campus of Maryville University
Shoreditch, located in east London, is filled with culture in all aspects whether it’s street art or food. All you need when you are in Shoreditch is the desire to wander and explore.