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Forgive yourself… often.

Filed in Blog, Czech Republic by on February 4, 2019
Forgive yourself… often.

by Emily W. I started my semester abroad in Prague, Czech Republic a month ago. Actually, it was just under a week ago, but my lack of sleep had drawn out days and nights to culminate into one large confusing lump of time. I had every intention of doing this whole jet-lag thing right, after […]

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Becoming a local

Filed in Blog, France by on February 1, 2019

by Madeline H. Exactly one month ago today I was on a plane flying across the Atlantic to my new home in Lyon, France. The most shocking aspect of studying abroad is not the language, or the culture, or getting lost and deciding you will never find your way home because you don’t have internet […]

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Community health in Costa Rica

Community health in Costa Rica

by Alexandra L. Over winter break, I spent two weeks immersing myself in the lifestyle and culture of Costa Rica for a study abroad trip with the Sinclair School of Nursing. I was able to stay with an amazing homestay family and practice my Spanish speaking skills as well as learn about the country’s healthcare, […]

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My experience in Sweden

Filed in Blog, United Kingdom by on January 15, 2019
My experience in Sweden

by Selma Z. Over the weekend before the mad rush of exams, I went to Sweden. I wasn’t really there to visit any cities or go on any excursions. I went for one goal in mind, to meet my biological family for the first time. A little background about me. I was born in Sarajevo, […]

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Rocking with the Beatles in Liverpool

Filed in Blog, United Kingdom by on January 7, 2019
Rocking with the Beatles in Liverpool

by Selma Z. Liverpool is a vibrant town with ridiculously nice people and great music. A lot like Nashville in the U.S. Only a 40 minute train ride away from Manchester, Liverpool felt completely different. With different accents, different history and different types of people. That’s been the most surprising part about studying here – […]

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The magic of the Northern Quarter

Filed in Blog, United Kingdom by on December 13, 2018
The magic of the Northern Quarter

by Selma Z. For any college student, getting up at 7 a.m. to board a train on a rainy day doesn’t always sound like a great idea, but yesterday I did just that. About two hours north of Manchester, England there is this amazing place called the Lake District. With its rolling green hills and […]

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May I pet your dog?

Filed in Blog, Spain by on December 5, 2018

by Elaine P. Moving 4,000 miles away from home meant leaving my furry friends with my family at home. I don’t know who I was more upset to leave in Columbia, my friends with two legs or my friends with four. My first stop on my tour of Europe was Spain. Walking around the first […]

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Maybe new food, good food

Filed in Blog, United Kingdom by on December 5, 2018
Maybe new food, good food

by Elaine P. I never thought I would run out of passport pages, but I am getting close. My travel has become a running joke in my accommodation. My English friends love to ask me “What country are you going to this weekend?” My response is then “Germany!” “Italy!” “Switzerland!” Never in my life did […]

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My trip to Amsterdam

Filed in Blog, United Kingdom by on November 29, 2018
My trip to Amsterdam

by Selma Z. If you ever look at post cards of Amsterdam and you think “I want to go there”, you should! It’s exactly like the post cards. People are ridiculously nice and the food is to die for. The best part though has to be the culture and history. It’s so rich in history! […]

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Notes from students: Wild Ireland: Literature and the Performing Arts

Filed in Blog, Ireland by on November 7, 2018
Notes from students: Wild Ireland: Literature and the Performing Arts

Interested in studying abroad in Ireland? Check out what students who recently studied on the Wild Ireland: Literature and the Performing Arts program had to say: Lukas Fryer, 2020, Film Studies “A Fantastic and Unforgettable Opportunity” As a film studies major, or as anyone with an appreciation for great art and culture, this study abroad […]

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