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Asturias: The hidden gem of Spain

Filed in Blog, Spain by on August 24, 2017
Asturias: The hidden gem of Spain

by Ann W. Often overshadowed by more tourist-populated areas of Spain, such as Barcelona and Madrid, this region of northern Spain is an ideal travel destination for anyone seeking the perfect place to explore, relax and try new things. Las Playas Asturias has some of the most beautiful beaches. Whether in Llanes, Gijón, Ribadesella or […]

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What to expect in Germany

Filed in Blog, Germany by on August 22, 2017
What to expect in Germany

by Ethan T. Traveling abroad comes with all sorts of differences, challenges and quirks. I spent a month in Leipzig, Germany, and another week in Berlin, and here are some of my top things to expect when in Germany. 1. Be on time (especially for the train) There’s a stereotype about Germans being strict about […]

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Education in Italy

by Connor C. After spending two and a half weeks abroad, I feel like I am getting a grasp on the culture here in Bergamo, Italy. We arrived in Milan on Sunday, May 15, and immediately traveled by bus to our hostel in Bergamo. We arrived, got set up and began to explore this new, […]

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Stepping into Amsterdam

Filed in Blog, Netherlands by on June 28, 2017
Stepping into Amsterdam

by Faramola S. When I first stepped out of Amsterdam Centraal, I was immediately struck by the variation of color that rode up and down the narrow, cobbled streets of the city on streams of bicycles. In other words, I was more than a little surprised at how much diversity made up the streets of […]

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On lake time

On lake time

by Victoria R. What do you think of when you’re getting ready to head to the lake? I think of boats, swimming, fishing and floating! When I was gearing up for my day trip to Lake Como, Italy, all I could think about what how nice it was going to be to get some sun […]

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Feeling less alone on my solo backpacking trip

Filed in Blog, Ireland by on May 22, 2017
Feeling less alone on my solo backpacking trip

by Sherell B. “Having a friend means feeling less alone in the world.” –Deborah Tannen I spent the entire day exploring London alone. For three hours, I walked around Camden Town Market, weaving my way through the labyrinth of shops, street food and tourists. I then headed to the Westminster area, where I checked out […]

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The blur that was April abroad

Filed in Blog, Spain by on May 10, 2017
The blur that was April abroad

by Lily K. The majority of April I spent traveling around Europe. It was crazy how it worked out, but my school ended up having nearly three weeks of spring break. I spent 17 days of that traveling. Exhausting is a word some may use to describe this, and it was — seven cities in […]

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The Right Time to Visit the EU

Filed in Belgium, Blog by on April 24, 2017
The Right Time to Visit the EU

by Sheena R. “You definitely came to the EU at the right time…” This somewhat simple phrase became the underlying theme during the University of Missouri’s study abroad program in Brussels. Along with 12 other students from a variety of disciplines, I chose to spend my spring break learning about the policies and institutions of […]

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Blisters are a blessing

Filed in Blog, Italy by on April 21, 2017
Blisters are a blessing

by Christa C. I was fortunate enough to grow up traveling all over the country with my family. Both of my parents’ parents have a passion for traveling that they passed down to my parents, who have passed it to my sister and me. When we grew up, it was no surprise that we both […]

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A town preserved: Visiting the UNESCO heritage village of Bruges

Filed in Belgium, Blog by on April 6, 2017
A town preserved: Visiting the UNESCO heritage village of Bruges

by Olivia P. On April 1, the last full day of our spring break program in Belgium, we got to visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Bruges. This charming town has been preserved in its most natural state and is littered with historical buildings, ornate churches and old-school marketplaces. Visiting Bruges was the equivalent […]

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