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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.

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Tokyo life: My study abroad experience

Filed in Blog, Japan by on May 9, 2018
Tokyo life: My study abroad experience

by Noah B. My name is Noah and I’m studying abroad at Sophia University in the wonderful city of Tokyo this spring semester! Just a little over a month ago I was in the United States living the comfortable and familiar life that I’ve always known since I was a kid. But now, I’m in […]

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When English is forbidden

When English is forbidden

by Emily N. You think you know a foreign language until you’re forced to speak it all day. You may have had years of classes, read books or stories in this language, written papers, given presentations — you name it — but when you arrive in a foreign country, you may very well not understand […]

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Adventuring abroad – week 4

Filed in Blog, Peru by on May 3, 2018
Adventuring abroad – week 4

by Kendra N. This week marks a month of being here in Lima. My time here has been flying by and this week was no exception. This week we had our first holiday break, so some friends and I took our first trip out of Lima. It was so great to be able to see […]

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A new home, week three

Filed in Blog, Peru by on April 30, 2018
A new home, week three

by Kendra N. This week flew by. I cannot believe that I’m already in my fourth week here as I write this, meaning I’ve been here for a MONTH!? This was our first “normal week” with full on classes that we are registered for. But next week is our first break and trip of the […]

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Here we are! Week two already

Filed in Blog, Peru by on April 24, 2018
Here we are! Week two already

by Kendra N. This week has been a whirlwind of stress, adventure, and learning. This was our first week of “classes” at the university. So, all week we have been trying to figure out classes, schedules, credits and registration. However, there has also been time for adventuring and fun activities. On Saturday, we had a […]

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My first week in Peru

Filed in Blog, Peru by on April 11, 2018
My first week in Peru

by Kendra N. This has been such an eventful week — orientation is pretty intense and involves a lot of activities. However, it’s worth it. I love getting to know the people in my program and the city of Lima. The gist of this week has been about getting to know each other, the university […]

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Inner self abroad

by Alexis H. What makes a “cliche” cliche is the repetitiveness. Society would only collectively repeat the same message if it were true. So, like those people, I will present to you a cliche: studying abroad has changed my life. Not because I suddenly have super specific world knowledge or have endured jet lag or […]

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Paris is more than baguettes and high fashion

Paris is more than baguettes and high fashion

by Addison L. Living in Paris On Jan. 7, I boarded an airplane that began my greatest adventure to date. After spending six weeks as a temporary resident of Paris, it is almost impossible to pick out events to write about, since every day I spent in the “City of Love and Lights” offered me […]

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How to have a gouda time

Filed in Blog, Netherlands by on February 15, 2018
How to have a gouda time

by Anna S. Sorry about the cheesy pun, but I’ve been in my new country for exactly one week now and it has been an incredible experience so far. Before my arrival, I was terrified and anxious, wondering about whether or not I will make new friends, be homesick or if I had made the […]

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Exploring Monaco

Filed in Blog, France by on February 13, 2018

by Morganne Y. About the blogger Morganne Y. is studying abroad at Ecole Superieure de Commerce, IPAG in Nice, France.

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