Studying Abroad

There are many reasons why people would want to leave their own home to travel somewhere new. Many wander elsewhere for leisure or business purposes, but how much tourism is undertaken for an educational experience? (Those wild semesters spent in Barthelona surely can’t all count.) At the start of the 18th century, young Englishmen would set…

Summer Learnin', Had Me a Blast

It’s the Summer Solstice! That means lots of people officially have one thing on their minds— vacation. Time off. Holidays in the sun full of romantic adventures. Before I get all Mary-Kate and Ashley movie on you, let me clarify that I’m here today to discuss rest and relaxation of a loftier, more erudite sort. During the seventeenth century,…