How I Went from Small Town Living to Studying Abroad

My hometown definitely isn't the biggest place you'll ever visit.

I spent most of my childhood in one of three places -- the swing set in my backyard, the church, or the school (on top of normal hours because I'm a teacher's kid). Our summer trips to Myrtle Beach or Dollywood in Tennessee were my definition of traveling.

So how did I get to the point I am today -- a week and a half away from studying abroad?