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Welcome to the study abroad blog! Get to know MU students who are studying abroad as they engage with the people and cultures of their host countries. Read up on how they’ve adjusted to their new environment, and learn how to make the most of your own study abroad experience.

Studying abroad right now? Share your experience by submitting a blog post.

School spirit to the max

Filed in Blog, South Korea by on January 3, 2017
School spirit to the max

by Jazmin M. I know Mizzou students love to show their school spirit during sporting events, but I think my school here in South Korea takes it to a whole new level. My host school, Korea University, has a rivalry with Yonsei University. Every year, they have a big competition called 고연전 (Goyeonjon) with their […]

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Battlegrounds

Filed in Blog, France by on December 12, 2016
Battlegrounds

by Taylor C. This weekend I traveled with my study abroad program to the regions of Normandy and Brittany. I’ve been to a small part of Normandy before, but I was super excited to go back and see even more of its beautiful landscape. Day one started at the Caen Memorial Museum. It’s home to […]

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Beauty in Morocoo

Filed in Blog, France, Morocco by on December 5, 2016
Beauty in Morocoo

by Taylor C. I recently had the pleasure of visiting the beautiful country of Morocco. This was the first time I’d ever stepped foot in Africa, but it certainly won’t be my last. While I spent six days in Morocco, we really only spent two days doing anything besides sitting in an airport or on […]

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Insufficient quantities of gum and other packing blunders

Filed in Blog, France by on November 28, 2016

by Diana H. It’s a little bit painful to pay 3.01 euro for a mere 14 sticks of gum, but I’ve been doing it on a regular basis since around the end of my first month in Nantes. I’ve been able to reduce my consumption to three sticks of gum per day — but not […]

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Feeling defeated in Barcelona

Filed in Blog, France, Spain by on October 31, 2016
Feeling defeated in Barcelona

by Taylor C. This weekend I got to add another country to my list as I ventured to Barcelona, Spain. The atmosphere was amazing, the people were nice and the food was awesome. I’m struggling with how to talk about the trip when it comes to individual days and overall feelings because while things started […]

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Unintended language barrier

by Mary R. When preparing to study abroad in the United Kingdom, I was worried about the many adjustments I would have to make living in a foreign country, but I was comforted by the fact that I would be residing in a country where they spoke my first language. Having now been in Manchester […]

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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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