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Back in Sydney

Filed in Australia, Blog by on March 24, 2020

by Kylie G. Wow. I definitely didn’t expect to be writing my first post for this blog while sitting in the San Francisco airport on a layover back to Kansas City, but that’s just how it goes sometimes. That’s right, my semester in Sydney is over after just a month. Well, five weeks to be […]

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Creative connection

Filed in Blog, Country, Spain by on March 13, 2020
Creative connection

by Kelli D. Have you ever fallen half in love with a stranger? The moment when you meet eyes with someone on the bus or you say hello in the museum, never to meet again? These fleeting encounters are a unique kind of connection enhanced by the lack of communication after the experience. Last week, […]

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El Castillo Santa Barbara

Filed in Blog, Spain by on March 11, 2020
El Castillo Santa Barbara

by Kelli D. In the southeastern part of Spain, the Valencia region, there is a city called Alicante. Here, there are students from all over the world, Mediterranean beaches all across Costa Blanca and, most famously, El Castillo Santa Barbara. With a simple Google search it can be found as an icon of Alicante. In […]

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Las palmeras

Filed in Blog, Spain by on March 11, 2020
Las palmeras

by Kelli D. When I go for walks I cannot help but notice the simple beauty in the trees. Their bark texture is so rugged, varied and easy to climb. I love the way that the leaves flutter in the wind like fur. Every aspect of them feels so foreign to me and my Midwestern […]

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Differences in lifestyle while abroad

Filed in Blog, Scholarship, Spain by on March 8, 2020

by Kayla O. Throughout this second month of study abroad, I have traveled to Montserrat, Girona, Sitges and Dublin. During this second month, I wanted to make more of an effort to get to know more about the country that I am living in, rather than visiting a ton of different countries for only a […]

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Living in London on a budget

Filed in Blog, Country, United Kingdom by on March 4, 2020

by Sam S. It’s almost two months into my study abroad experience and I have picked up on a few budgeting tips! I am used to having an income to help with my everyday expenses, but since I am in a new country and unable to work, I had to adjust a few things. The […]

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What they do not tell you about studying abroad

by Meghan A. The endless opportunities to travel is one of the reasons I wanted to study abroad. England was always my top choice when looking at programs. Since being here, I have felt a sort of frustration with the expectations I had going into my time abroad. When doing my research, I found that […]

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Top five places to travel to in the U.K. that aren’t London

Filed in Blog, Country, United Kingdom by on February 29, 2020
Top five places to travel to in the U.K. that aren’t London

by Emily S. London: one of the most talked about and desired places to visit in the world. When studying abroad in Europe, it might seem natural to make your first trip to the historical and influential cities given the proximity and opportunity presented through study abroad. However, the whole of the U.K. is littered […]

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First month abroad

Filed in Blog, Italy by on February 28, 2020

by Connor Z. This month has been such a cultural experience. Upon arriving in Florence, I instantly realized how different everything was. I went to get a pizza and to my surprise, the pizza was not sliced. I began exploring the city and noticed how all the stores are much smaller. The grocery stores are […]

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Ash Wednesday in Manchester

Filed in Blog, Country, United Kingdom by on February 28, 2020

by Julien B. First arriving in Manchester, I was immediately struck by the eclectic architecture on almost every street, especially when in the heart of the university campus. There are sleek ultramodern buildings that look like big glass boxes, and are nestled between the soothing neo-Gothic structures which thrived here in the 19th century. To […]

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