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Things I’ve learned

Filed in Argentina, Blog by on September 26, 2016
Things I’ve learned

by Magnolia K. No one has change. Although the country runs almost entirely on plata, or cash, small bills are hard to find and change is almost impossible. To this day, I think I only have three Argentinian peso coins. Cars are king. You have to double/triple/quadruple check before you cross an intersection. No one […]

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Shocked

Filed in Blog, France by on September 6, 2016

by Sara Y. I have been studying French since I was a little kid. I thought I was decently good at it… until I arrived at the airport in Paris. I had collected my bags and left customs. I was so excited to finally be studying abroad. It felt like I had been planning for […]

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Packing for study abroad

Filed in Blog, France by on September 2, 2016
Packing for study abroad

by Taylor C. Once again, I find myself in the agonizing position of waiting to leave on what could be my greatest adventure yet. My semester abroad is about to being and, if I’m being honest, it’s a little overwhelming. Don’t get me wrong, there’s nothing that could stop me from getting on that plane […]

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Study abroad lessons in Germany

Filed in Blog, Germany by on August 30, 2016
Study abroad lessons in Germany

by Thomas H. Studying abroad is a hallmark of the four-year college experience. It offers many students the opportunity to fully stretch their wings and travel for the first time. There are countless benefits to studying abroad and most come outside the classroom. One usually learns more about themselves in addition to various subjects and […]

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Not what I expected

Filed in Blog, Greece by on August 22, 2016
Not what I expected

by Haley B. When I first decided to go to Greece, the site I was the most excited about was the Parthenon. To be honest, I hadn’t heard about many of the other sites we were going to visit, and knew even less about them. But everyone has heard of the Parthenon, and seen pictures […]

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In a home in Nafplio

Filed in Blog, Greece by on August 15, 2016
In a home in Nafplio

by Katherine H. The sun shone through the tinted windows of the bus, warming the window to the touch. I looked out over a green and brown landscape — all mountains and trees in the outskirts of the Greek city of Nafplio. The scene jostled as the bus turned down a bumpy, unpaved road, the […]

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Farewell, Europe

by Hunter M. As I prepared to go overseas, I had no idea what I was getting into. I could assume that it would be significantly different, but how? For weeks, I prepared myself for the culture shock of a lifetime. I researched and researched, hoping to get a handle on what was in store […]

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The end

The end

by Muhamedali K. Well, I’ve officially left the United Kingdom. Around this time last year, I was in a similar place to the one I’m in now, at an airport, alone and scribbling in my journal. But that’s where the similarities end. I was scared then, afraid of the unknown. I thought that I was […]

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Sweet tooth

Sweet tooth

by Hunter M. Food is a major part of any culture, and dessert has always been a love of mine. Being in Europe presented me with a number of opportunities to try different desserts. I always heard that they’d be better overseas, but I had no idea they’d taste as good as they did. The […]

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Chester Zoo, exams and the end of the year

Chester Zoo, exams and the end of the year

by Muhamedali K. It’s here, the penultimate post! I hope that I haven’t been too boring or repetitive, things that I am usually guilty of when it comes to writing, but I’ve had a great time working on these blog posts. The second to last month of my time in Manchester has been just as […]

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