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Haley

Haley

Haley is studying music, geography and biology at MU. She spent the spring 2014 semester at Lancaster University in the United Kingdom.

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The three P’s: Post-return reflections

Filed in Blog, United Kingdom by on August 1, 2014

The moment has come for my final bulleted list of a blog post: a bulleted list in which I will attempt to essentialize my entire study abroad experience in a short list of abbreviated thoughts. This is the ultimate test in profound bullet-pointing, and I vow to give my utmost effort as a bullet-pointer to delivering this […]

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Norway

Filed in Blog, Norway, United Kingdom by on June 18, 2014
Norway

Norway was number one on my list of places outside of the U.K. that I wanted to visit and my other top choice for study abroad, so it was with no small amount of anticipation that I left Lancaster to go there last week. I flew up with my Australian friend Maja and we met up […]

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Sheep

Filed in Blog, United Kingdom by on June 11, 2014
Sheep

Over the past month, I’ve been studying and traveling around England, so I thought I’d do a photo blog of the Lake District. As I was sorting through these photos, I began to notice a trend.  A trend that involved sheep. All of my pictures were of sheep. You’ll see. I like that I have […]

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Ljubljana

Filed in Blog, Slovenia, United Kingdom by on May 27, 2014
Ljubljana

I titled this post Ljubljana, because 1) it is the name of Slovenia’s capital city, which we visited, and 2) it is probably one of the most confusing words to approach if you have no knowledge of Slovenian phonetics, which most of us Americans don’t. For a long time during the planning phase of our backpacking […]

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Toasters and waterfalls in Croatia

Filed in Blog, Croatia, United Kingdom by on May 27, 2014
Toasters and waterfalls in Croatia

I must admit, I was a bit intimidated by the idea of traveling in Croatia and Slovenia, states that had been part of former Yugoslavia, because of the immense amount of conflict the region has experienced over the past century. It was jarring to meet people only slightly older than me who had grown up in […]

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Veronese gum disposal

Filed in Blog, Italy, United Kingdom by on May 19, 2014
Veronese gum disposal

After the Alps I headed south to Italy, where I made stops in the cities of Verona, Venice and Trieste. Though my time in each was brief, I can confirm that I am now a master of good food, fine art and romance. (I jest.) In reality, what I took away from my few days in Italy is […]

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The cleanest place I’ve ever been

Filed in Austria, Blog, Germany, United Kingdom by on May 1, 2014
The cleanest place I’ve ever been

While in Bavaria, I also got to spend some time in the Alps, which were indeed the cleanest place I’ve ever been (but not in the sterile way, the natural way): first, a pilgrimage to the fairytale-esque castle Neuschwanstein, which was built in the 19th century by the extravagant King Ludwig II. The Alps are so […]

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Where the dirndl are

Filed in Blog, Germany, United Kingdom by on April 30, 2014
Where the dirndl are

Over my month-long Easter Break, I went backpacking in mainland Europe. Before I left to go backpacking, I was under the hopeful delusion that I would be able to successfully avoid all the typical tourist tropes: getting lost, mispronouncing every foreign language word I attempted to utter, conspicuously taking pictures of everything, being generally in the way, […]

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Done with classes… already?!

Filed in Blog, United Kingdom by on March 25, 2014
Done with classes… already?!

As this post’s title implies, I have, in fact, finished classes since last I blogged. I’m done so early because Lancaster University has three terms instead of the typical two, and each is only ten weeks. The last term, which begins after Easter Break, is reserved for exams and submission of final papers; it’s like […]

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Running through the English countryside, installment 2

Filed in Blog, United Kingdom by on March 4, 2014
Running through the English countryside, installment 2

I decided to do another photo blog of one of my runs because it’s truly been the best way to see the area.  This time I went west toward the Lune Estuary (and the ocean, although I didn’t make it there).  It’s actually quite fascinating how different the landscape is on the east and west […]

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