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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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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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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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