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An arctic adventure

Filed in Blog, Norway by on February 27, 2020
An arctic adventure

by Kadie C. This past weekend, I made the two-hour pilgrimage to Tromsø, Norway with my friend Angela – the only other Mizzou student studying at the University of Bergen this semester. Located within the Arctic Circle, Tromsø is one of Norway’s northernmost destinations for travelers and tourists, as it is one of the best […]

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Two months down, two to go!

Filed in Blog, Spain by on February 26, 2020
Two months down, two to go!

by Christina T. ¡Hola¡ It’s been awhile since you were here. In the last month, there has been so much that has happened. I finally found a cafe that I like called Amorino. They also have really good gelato. I stumbled upon a little shop called La Nostra Ciutat, which means “our city” in catalan. […]

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One stone along this path: First 10 days in Lincoln, New Zealand

by Grace M. Whew! Made it. As I write this, I am 10 days into my semester-long stay at Lincoln University, New Zealand. I’ve flown across the globe in search of warmer weather (for the time being, at least), new people and, as a lecturer put it to a group of us, the meaning of […]

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Ms.

Filed in Blog, Spain by on February 17, 2020
Ms.

by Caitlin K. Hi Mizzou! I am a junior studying Interdisciplinary Studies: Women and Gender Studies. Currently, I am studying abroad in Seville, Spain through Cultural Experiences Abroad (CEA). I arrived here on January 22. Is it too early to say I’m never leaving? Maybe, but I don’t care. Since the moment I arrived, I […]

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One month down, four to go!

Filed in Blog, Italy by on February 12, 2020
One month down, four to go!

by Julia G. Arriving in Milan, Italy was a whirlwind. At first, my bags did not arrive which was very stressful. I then had to navigate the Italian public transportation system within an hour of arriving, full of jet lag. I had to take a train from the airport, to a metro station, and finally […]

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Food and the UK

Filed in Blog, United Kingdom by on February 10, 2020
Food and the UK

by Ethan A. One of the hardest aspects of studying abroad is the stress that often comes with being in a foreign place. As someone who struggles with anxiety, I took great care upon arriving in the U.K. this year to do what I could to manage these often burdensome feelings. Much of this comes […]

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Is courtesy common?

Filed in Blog, France by on February 8, 2020
Is courtesy common?

by Kaitlyn F. When I decided to study abroad in Lyon, France, I had a picture in my mind of a culture full of romance and baguettes. While both of those things are true, the culture is so much richer and more complex than I could have ever imagined. The French live by a different […]

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Month one

Filed in Blog, Spain by on February 7, 2020

by Kayla O. It has officially been one month and one day since I left the comfort of my Chicago home and embarked on my study abroad journey. I write this blog from a hostel bed in Madrid with my best friend from home standing only a couple of feet away from me and I […]

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Kyra in Costa Rica: My host family in Vargas Araya

Filed in Blog, Costa Rica by on February 6, 2020
Kyra in Costa Rica: My host family in Vargas Araya

by Kyra C. Welcome to Vargas Araya! For two weeks, this was my home base in Costa Rica. Vargas Araya is a neighborhood in Costa Rica located close to the University of Costa Rica and just 10 minutes from Costa Rican Language Academy (CRLA). During my time in San Jose, Costa Rica, I stayed with […]

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Costa Rica and my language barrier

Filed in Blog, Costa Rica by on February 3, 2020

by Tiana H. “No hablo español … ?” A statement I had to say a countless number of times after serving a look of confusion. Going to Costa Rica I knew a medium amount of Spanish. I took up to Spanish 3 in both high school and college. However, that clearly wasn’t enough because I […]

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