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Info sessions: Summer 2018 faculty-led study abroad programs

Filed in Blog by on October 16, 2018

Do something extraordinary this summer and study abroad! Come to the information sessions to learn more about these great opportunities. GERMANY: World History on the German Stage 3 p.m. Monday, Oct. 29, in N52 Memorial Union PERU: Spanish Language and Andean Society 4 p.m. Monday, Oct. 29, in N52 Memorial Union FRANCE: French Language and Culture […]

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Are you ready to go?

Filed in Blog, South Africa by on August 30, 2018
Are you ready to go?

by Miriam A. No one told me coming back home would be harder than leaving to study halfway across the world. As my plane touched down in Houston, Texas, where I would be spending my summer before returning to Mizzou, I was so surprised at how anxious I felt. I didn’t want to be there. […]

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I’m blonde, no entiendo nada

Filed in Blog, Chile by on August 27, 2018
I’m blonde, no entiendo nada

by Lane B. In the U.S. blondes are sterotypically, well, dumb. They are spacey and smiley and can seem a little lost. In Chile, where I am often the only blonde in a room, my hair means something slightly different. Coupled with my sub par Spanish, it immediately marks me as either a hapless exchange […]

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Four seminars in 28 days

Filed in Blog, Germany by on August 23, 2018
Four seminars in 28 days

by Elizabeth G. While my time at Philipps-Universität Marburg lasted only one month, it was a exciting and uniquely challenging experience. Through this program, I was able to visit Germany and participate in several condensed classes and seminars. Our topic was “Germany and Europe in a Turbulent World”, and I chose seminars relating to capitalism, […]

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Top 10 things in London

Top 10 things in London

by Fatima J. 1. Take a picture with a red telephone booth. 2. Have a thali at Masala Zone 3. Buy flowers from Columbia Road Flowers Market. 4. Spot the London Eye. 5. Find the Redemption Wings in Shoreditch. 6. Develop an obsession for Korean food at Jihwaja. 7. Be fancy at Sketch tea room. […]

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Another version of StrengthsQuest?

by Chelsey H. In my internship seminar course in London, we were assigned to take an assessment similar to the infamous StrengthsQuest. I have never considered how my own personal attitudes and behaviors aligned with my current work placement and my future career goals until taking the self-assessment from the Cultural Analysis Toolkit. Not only […]

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Moments only meaningful me

Moments only meaningful me

by Alexis H. I overstayed my program in Spain and yet it still seems too short. I have not even been in the United States long enough to discover if reverse culture shock is a thing. My guess is it is a term used for us who have fallen in love with a country and […]

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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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