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Building bonds in a foreign country

Filed in Blog by on January 7, 2020
Building bonds in a foreign country

by Priyanka C. There’s something about traveling abroad for a long period of time that opens up parts of you that you may not have been previously acquainted with. As any of my friends in the United States will attest to, I am, by nature, an introvert. I frequently feel nervous around new people and […]

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Shinjuku Station: Good Luck

Shinjuku Station: Good Luck

by Evelyn S. Hi all! It’s now November in Japan and luckily, Tokyo actually has four seasons, so it has been a beautiful last two months with highs consistently in and around the upper 60’s F/low 20’s C. That being said, I abhor the cold and I hate going out in the winter, but when […]

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Native Spanish speaker in Spain (it’s surprisingly not easy)

by Sarai V. As a Mexican American, speaking Spanish is something I’ve always been proud of. Being able to communicate with my loved ones in my native tongue has been a blessing. Spanish is my mother tongue, but English is considered my first language since it’s what I naturally communicate without any effort. But here’s […]

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International student spotlight: Nikita McCree

Filed in Blog by on November 18, 2019
International student spotlight: Nikita McCree

Hometown/country: Trinidad and Tobago Major: PhD, special education Year: Second year Languages I speak: English What is a must-see attraction in your home country? Carnival and the Bucco Reef in Tobago. What is your favorite Mizzou event to attend bi-annually or annually? Homecoming What food from your country do you miss the most? Curry crab […]

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One month down abroad: Pre-departure to now

Filed in Blog by on November 1, 2019
One month down abroad: Pre-departure to now

by Sarai V. I am studying abroad in Seville, Spain, with CIEE in the Liberal Arts program. It’s been one month since I’ve been here and that feels really weird to say! It’s weird how time moves so fast and I feel like I have no time left (even though I have two months to […]

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Navigating the rocky terrain: Studying abroad while in a long-distance relationship

Navigating the rocky terrain: Studying abroad while in a long-distance relationship

by Maddie S. Before coming to Paris, my biggest anxiety wasn’t the language barrier that I’d surely encounter with my mediocre French-speaking skills, nor was it the fact that I was moving 6,000 miles away from my family and friends at my home university. Rather, my biggest apprehension surrounded my relationship — fearful that studying […]

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Money, banking and saving in Japan

Money, banking and saving in Japan

by Evelyn S. Hey there! My name is Evie. I am a junior currently studying in Tokyo, Japan for an academic year! I arrived in Japan in mid-September and only started classes this week, so you might be wondering what I have been doing with my time these past few carefree weeks. Well, as a […]

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Paris, is that You?

Paris, is that You?

by Maddie S. I’m sitting on the outdoor terrace of my 5th floor Parisian apartment overlooking the locals flow in and out of the Volontaires metro station entrance, an older woman hanging up fresh white-linen sheets over her balcony, a couple cuddling close together sipping their noisettes at the local boulangerie, and children playing in […]

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Alicante Adventures

Filed in Blog, Scholarship, Spain by on August 21, 2019
Alicante Adventures

by Savannah K. As I sat in the Kansas City airport I thought about what the next four weeks would entail. I had so many expectations and I couldn’t wait to arrive in Alicante. However, my expectations were cut short as the American Airlines attendant told me that my flight to Chicago was delayed and, […]

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My time in Cape Town

Filed in Blog, Scholarship, South Africa by on August 20, 2019

by Amari A. For these past few weeks here in Cape Town, I have been exposed to numerous identities and cultures. Much like America, Cape Town can also be considered a melting pot! But even though we do share a lot of common features there are also quite a few differences – one of those […]

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