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My time in Cape Town

Filed in Blog, Scholarship, South Africa by on August 20, 2019

by Amari A. For these past few weeks here in Cape Town, I have been exposed to numerous identities and cultures. Much like America, Cape Town can also be considered a melting pot! But even though we do share a-lot of common features there are also quite a few differences– one of those main differences […]

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Learning about apartheid and lasting effects in South Africa

Filed in Blog, South Africa by on July 1, 2019

by Anna D. Before I came to South Africa for this study abroad internship, I was semi-aware of apartheid and what it was. But being immersed in this culture every day, seeing the lasting effects and actually learning the nitty-gritty of apartheid, made me realize that I didn’t know jack. For those who were like […]

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My journey with wanderlust: Why I chose to study abroad

Filed in Blog, South Africa by on May 2, 2019

by Anna D. Let’s start this blog off with a quick story about my childhood. My parents like to constantly tell me about the time when I was three years old and my dad was on the roof repairing something. Then, I somehow wandered up the ladder and onto the roof and proceeded just to […]

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Are you ready to go?

Filed in Blog, South Africa by on August 30, 2018
Are you ready to go?

by Miriam A. No one told me coming back home would be harder than leaving to study halfway across the world. As my plane touched down in Houston, Texas, where I would be spending my summer before returning to Mizzou, I was so surprised at how anxious I felt. I didn’t want to be there. […]

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Study abroad in Cape Town

Filed in Blog, South Africa by on April 11, 2016
Study abroad in Cape Town

by Megan K. Studying abroad in Cape Town, South Africa, has been the best experience of my life. Not only are the mountains and oceans beautiful, but I have been in contact with the most beautiful creatures in their wild habitat. This is definitely a once in a lifetime experience! About the blogger Megan S. […]

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12 hours left!

Filed in Blog, Scholarship, Smith Family Scholarship, South Africa by on November 14, 2014
12 hours left!

Today is my last day in Cape Town! In 12 hours I will be on a long long flight back to the United States. It was so sad packing everything yesterday and saying goodbye to so many good people. I will always love Cape Town and I hope that I can come back one day and […]

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South Africa in pictures

Filed in Blog, Scholarship, Smith Family Scholarship, South Africa by on November 10, 2014
South Africa in pictures

October was a really busy month here in Cape Town and so much has been going on! So, instead of boring you with a lot of text, I’m going to try and narrate some of my experiences through pictures. Enjoy! That’s all that’s been happening here! I have about two weeks left in Cape Town, […]

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The final days in Cape Town

Filed in Scholarship, Smith Family Scholarship, South Africa by on November 3, 2014
The final days in Cape Town

This has been an amazing month. Classes are now over and I am in the midst of studying for finals. It is crazy that the finals here are so significant. They count for over 50 percent of my final grade! This has been a difficult change because finals at my home university do not count […]

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Vacation in Botswana and Victoria Falls

Filed in Blog, Scholarship, Smith Family Scholarship, South Africa by on October 1, 2014
Vacation in Botswana and Victoria Falls

This past month was a lot of fun. I made a lot of new friends and went on an amazing vacation to Botswana, Zimbabwe and Zambia. I met so many amazing people in these places and I wish I could take them with me! We went white water rafting on the Great Zambezi, visited Victoria Falls […]

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Spring break, round 2

Filed in Blog, Scholarship, Smith Family Scholarship, South Africa by on September 25, 2014
Spring break, round 2

September marks the start of spring here in Cape Town, and that means we are at mid-semester! It’s weird to see all the pictures of everyone back at MU moving into new houses and apartments, starting classes and going to the first football game of the season when I’ve already been in class for two […]

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