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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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The Hague and Alkmaar

Filed in Belgium, Blog, Netherlands by on July 11, 2016
The Hague and Alkmaar

by Barbara P. Yesterday, we were back at The Hague and right by the government buildings where there were several guards. We visited the former home of several past queens of Holland, which is now used as the Royal Portrait Gallery. I saw several Rembrandt, Vermeer, Hals, Reubens and Steen works in this beautiful old […]

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Day one in New York

Filed in Blog, United States by on June 27, 2016
Day one in New York

by Margaret G. As I sit in a coffee shop before my first day (one and a half hours early because you have to account for traffic, of course), I begin to reflect on everything that has led up to this point. From choosing my future career path with my academic adviser to the countless […]

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Struggles of public transportation

Filed in Blog, New Zealand by on June 15, 2016

by Andrea H. If people were to ask me what I thought the hardest part about study abroad was going to be, I would have said budgeting and not being able to communicate with my family 24/7 back in the States. Upon arrival, I realized that not having unlimited access to data and Wi-Fi would […]

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Bula!

Filed in Blog, Fiji, New Zealand by on June 13, 2016
Bula!

by Andrea H. Everyone in the United States yearns of going to the islands in the Pacific. There is something appealing about the warm air, sea and endless amounts of sunshine. Fortunately for me, I was able to experience four of the 333 islands of Fiji. Upon arrival, I fell in love. The air was […]

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