A Perk of Studying Abroad

Studying abroad in Brussels, Belgium, is one of the best decisions I’ve made at TU. I could go on and on about the things I experienced and learned in the capital of Europe, but for now I’ll stick with one major takeaway: new friends!

Not only did I meet people from all over Europe at my university, I also met other American students who chose to study abroad for a semester just like me. Yes, I only spent a semester with these people, but we shared an incredible experience. We keep in touch and this past weekend I was lucky enough to host two of my study abroad friends right here in Tulsa.

Kate and JD go to universities in Ohio and South Dakota, but they ventured south for the weekend for a mini-reunion. I loved getting to share my day-to-day TU life with these friends. We attended Tri Delta formal, went to some of my favorite local restaurants, spent time in Woodward Park and hung out on Riverside, Cherry Street and Brookside.

It was fun to see campus through their eyes and hear how much they genuinely enjoyed their time in Tulsa. It’s also so fitting they got to spend some time at the university that made it possible for me to study and make new friends abroad.

Grand Place in Brussels, Belgium

Grand Place in Brussels, Belgium

 

Linde OktoberFest: A Tulsa Tradition

Maggie 1Today’s Tuesday With Tulsa is from Maggie H., a senior from Dallas, Texas, majoring in communications with a minor in musical theater.

Oktoberfest is a traditional German festival, typically modeled after the original celebration in Munich. There are hundreds of Oktoberfest celebrations held across the country every autumn, but with over 60,000 in yearly attendance, the Tulsa Linde Oktoberfest consistently ranks as one of the strongest.

Tulsa Oktoberfest celebrates German food and culture over the span of four days every October. The festival features live music, carnival rides, weiner dog races, and over 60 varieties of traditional German beer served in a commemorative stein. (While legal identification is required to purchase alcohol, the event is open to all ages.) Just for the record, I am 21! Continue reading

Tulsa Eats & Treats

2014-08-10 14.27.09Phew! I just finished my first round of exams for the semester and now it’s time to relax, unwind and celebrate! When my friends and I want to escape the stress of school or are looking for a fun place to chill out, we usually don’t have to look much further than some of Tulsa’s best (and in my personal opinion, the best all around- trust me, I’ve been to some pretty awesome places all over the country!) eats! Whether you’re looking for restaurants with yummy food, or a cool ambiance (or both!)… you’ve come to the right place!

If you ask me what my favorite hobbies are I’ll say learning about/ engaging in social justice issues and (a very close #2)… EATING! Thankfully, there’s no shortage of great eats in Tulsa! As your resident Tulsa foodie, I suggest we start with breakfast (or brunch for you fancy-types) – the most important meal of the day. Two of my absolute favorite places are Tally’s Good Food Café and Old School Bagel Café. Tally’s is your classic All-American diner situated on Route 66 (pretty cool, huh?) and it’s where I go for comfort food. The menu is huge, but I personally love to order from the breakfast section (offered at all times of the day, I might add, for when you want breakfast for dinner). Even larger than the menu are the portions – they’re mammoth-sized – getting through a meal at Tally’s for my friends and I is like conquering Mt. Everest! You probably won’t need to eat for the rest of the day (expect a food coma)! Continue reading