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International Welcome Picnic

Filed in Feature by on July 19, 2018
International Welcome Picnic

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An American’s guide to: London transportation

Filed in Blog, United Kingdom by on July 16, 2018
An American’s guide to: London transportation

by Alaina W. London’s public transportation is one of the greatest systems in the world. It keeps you from having to Uber to all of the best destinations (I’m looking at you, Paris) and it’s a part of immersing yourself in the culture as numerous people commute to and from work via the great Transport […]

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It’s not what you see, it’s who you see

Filed in Blog, Peru by on July 12, 2018
It’s not what you see, it’s who you see

by Kelli D. Even when you’re a world apart These friends last deep in your heart I know, it’s sappy to read and say But I wouldn’t have it any other way You throw 18 strangers all in the same place And they build connections that are hard to erase Our majors are different Our […]

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La vie en rose

by Fatima J. People often say living abroad changes you. I never really understood to full extent what that meant until my internship abroad this summer in London. Prior to coming to London, I was beyond excited to come here and get away from everything. I did not think about how much of an adjustment […]

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Hey Mom, I made some bibimbap and got married!

Hey Mom, I made some bibimbap and got married!

by Alice Y. I was never one to believe horoscopes, but I guess the stars just had it that I was meant to be married off during the first cultural trip of the Chonnam National University International summer session. Well, not necessarily the stars, but more the weather; due to inclement weather and heavy rains […]

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International Center closed for Independence Day

Filed in News and announcements by on July 3, 2018

The International Center will be closed beginning at noon Tuesday, July 3, through Wednesday, July 4, in observance of Independence Day. If you need assistance during this time, please email your adviser. Wishing everyone a happy and safe Fourth of July celebration!

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Day by day

Filed in Blog, United Kingdom by on July 2, 2018

by Alaina W. To be fair, I have never done an internship within the U.S. to be able to accurately compare it to my experiences within the United Kingdom. However, I expected to do a lot of the grunt work within my internship. I was also prepared for a more regimented schedule. My placement at […]

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Jugo de Peru / Because it’s Monday

Filed in Blog, Peru by on June 27, 2018
Jugo de Peru / Because it’s Monday

by Kelli D. Jugo de Peru: A smoothie to me and you Below is a picture of a traditional juice (jugo) de Peru. So far, the fresh fruit every morning has been my favorite part of staying here in Peru! It is so sweet and rich, I cannot even imagine how good chocolate covered strawberries […]

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My first time abroad!

My first time abroad!

by Chelsey H. I underestimated the cultural gap I would experience my first week in London. I never knew how common tea was in the workplace even though my advisers discussed it during orientation. “You have to make the tea just right,” they stressed. I think that scared everyone in the room. Every day I’m […]

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London, baby!

Filed in Blog, United Kingdom by on June 22, 2018
London, baby!

by Alaina W. I’m here to keep all you newcomers informed of my time abroad this summer. I will be spending my time at an internship with THEUNSEEN, which I cannot wait to start on Monday. If there’s anyone out there who happens across this that is also going to study abroad in London, England, […]

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