Kelly Mitchell

Garden Route (In Pictures)

Garden Route (In Pictures)

The last week we were in South Africa, we had the option of several dofferent adventures on the southern coast.  When you go through AIFS, this is already included and I am very thankful that I went; it was amazing to say the least. Day…

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Shark Week!

Shark Week!

I finally have the pictures! So, we were in Shark Alley where they film Shark Week on the Discovery Channel…which means it was awesome.  We had really close encounters with Great Whites that took my breath away.  The water was freezing but it was absolutely…

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TIA (This is Africa)

TIA (This is Africa)

To start off this post, I would like everyone to listen to “Shosholoza.”  South Africans call it their second national anthem; it is beautiful and all of us here are a little too obsessed with it. Amazing, right?! This past week has been bittersweet…Today is…

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Work Hard, Play Hard

Work Hard, Play Hard

Hallo! I know my last blog was not as long as I wanted it to be, but I’m blaming it on the jet lag. We are just finishing up our second week of courses!  Time is flying.  South Africans study hard and play hard, that’s…

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First Week in South Africa

First Week in South Africa

Good afternoon! I am here, safe and sound, in South Africa!  Jet lag is finally over and I am now sleeping regularly! SOUTH AFRICA IS BEAUTIFUL. It has been a busy but amazing first week.  We have started courses, our first one being South African…

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72 hours Before Leaving

72 hours Before Leaving

I am too excited to begin my adventure in Stellenbosch.  These past couple weeks have been pretty calm with getting everything together: Luggage-check New clothes-check Passport-check Camera-check Luckily, I’ve had my parents help with lists of things that needed to be done before heading out….

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Countdown to Stellenbosch, South Africa

Countdown to Stellenbosch, South Africa

Hello everyone I’m Kelly!  I am a student at ODU, a marathon runner, and a dancer.  I study sociology, psychology and dance.  I have wanted to travel to Africa for a long time and I finally get to go! I am studying abroad at the…

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