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Differences in lifestyle while abroad

Filed in Blog, Scholarship, Spain by on March 8, 2020

by Kayla O. Throughout this second month of study abroad, I have traveled to Montserrat, Girona, Sitges and Dublin. During this second month, I wanted to make more of an effort to get to know more about the country that I am living in, rather than visiting a ton of different countries for only a […]

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COVID-19: Spring break travel advisory for international students and scholars

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COVID-19: Advisory on student independent travel (MU students currently abroad)

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Living in London on a budget

Filed in Blog, Country, United Kingdom by on March 4, 2020

by Sam S. It’s almost two months into my study abroad experience and I have picked up on a few budgeting tips! I am used to having an income to help with my everyday expenses, but since I am in a new country and unable to work, I had to adjust a few things. The […]

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What they do not tell you about studying abroad

by Meghan A. The endless opportunities to travel is one of the reasons I wanted to study abroad. England was always my top choice when looking at programs. Since being here, I have felt a sort of frustration with the expectations I had going into my time abroad. When doing my research, I found that […]

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COVID-19: Messages to MU students and scholars from Italy and Iran

Filed in COVID-19, News and announcements by on February 29, 2020

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Top five places to travel to in the U.K. that aren’t London

Filed in Blog, Country, United Kingdom by on February 29, 2020
Top five places to travel to in the U.K. that aren’t London

by Emily S. London: one of the most talked about and desired places to visit in the world. When studying abroad in Europe, it might seem natural to make your first trip to the historical and influential cities given the proximity and opportunity presented through study abroad. However, the whole of the U.K. is littered […]

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COVID-19: Messages to MU students and scholars from South Korea

Filed in COVID-19, News and announcements by on February 28, 2020

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COVID-19: Study abroad program cancellations for Italy

Filed in COVID-19, News and announcements by on February 28, 2020

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First month abroad

Filed in Blog, Italy by on February 28, 2020

by Connor Z. This month has been such a cultural experience. Upon arriving in Florence, I instantly realized how different everything was. I went to get a pizza and to my surprise, the pizza was not sliced. I began exploring the city and noticed how all the stores are much smaller. The grocery stores are […]

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