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Education in Italy

by Connor C. After spending two and a half weeks abroad, I feel like I am getting a grasp on the culture here in Bergamo, Italy. We arrived in Milan on Sunday, May 15, and immediately traveled by bus to our hostel in Bergamo. We arrived, got set up and began to explore this new, […]

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On lake time

On lake time

by Victoria R. What do you think of when you’re getting ready to head to the lake? I think of boats, swimming, fishing and floating! When I was gearing up for my day trip to Lake Como, Italy, all I could think about what how nice it was going to be to get some sun […]

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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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Farewell, Europe

by Hunter M. As I prepared to go overseas, I had no idea what I was getting into. I could assume that it would be significantly different, but how? For weeks, I prepared myself for the culture shock of a lifetime. I researched and researched, hoping to get a handle on what was in store […]

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The end

The end

by Muhamedali K. Well, I’ve officially left the United Kingdom. Around this time last year, I was in a similar place to the one I’m in now, at an airport, alone and scribbling in my journal. But that’s where the similarities end. I was scared then, afraid of the unknown. I thought that I was […]

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Sweet tooth

Sweet tooth

by Hunter M. Food is a major part of any culture, and dessert has always been a love of mine. Being in Europe presented me with a number of opportunities to try different desserts. I always heard that they’d be better overseas, but I had no idea they’d taste as good as they did. The […]

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Chester Zoo, exams and the end of the year

Chester Zoo, exams and the end of the year

by Muhamedali K. It’s here, the penultimate post! I hope that I haven’t been too boring or repetitive, things that I am usually guilty of when it comes to writing, but I’ve had a great time working on these blog posts. The second to last month of my time in Manchester has been just as […]

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Birthdays and formals

Birthdays and formals

by Muhamedali K. It’s been a while since my last post — but unlike Mizzou, we are still in our exam period so things have been a bit busy. Things here in Manchester have been fantastic, as usual, and quite a lot has happened in the last month or so. My birthday was back in […]

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F is for friends

by David L. Making friends and building an optimal social circle is one of the most important factors in a study abroad experience. While this may seem easy to do, it can prove difficult at times. From my time abroad, here are the top five tips and tricks I have learned to make and sustain […]

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Brazilian time

Brazilian time

by David L. Punctuality in the U.S. is considered pretty important. It would often be rude to arrive late to an event or meeting and leave someone alone, waiting for you in your absence. Interestingly enough, time works differently here in Brazil. So much so, in fact, that if you arrive on time you are […]

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