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Navigating the rocky terrain: Studying abroad while in a long-distance relationship

Navigating the rocky terrain: Studying abroad while in a long-distance relationship

by Maddie S. Before coming to Paris, my biggest anxiety wasn’t the language barrier that I’d surely encounter with my mediocre French-speaking skills, nor was it the fact that I was moving 6,000 miles away from my family and friends at my home university. Rather, my biggest apprehension surrounded my relationship — fearful that studying […]

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Money, banking and saving in Japan

Money, banking and saving in Japan

by Evelyn S. Hey there! My name is Evie. I am a junior currently studying in Tokyo, Japan for an academic year! I arrived in Japan in mid-September and only started classes this week, so you might be wondering what I have been doing with my time these past few carefree weeks. Well, as a […]

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Paris, is that You?

Paris, is that You?

by Maddie S. I’m sitting on the outdoor terrace of my 5th floor Parisian apartment overlooking the locals flow in and out of the Volontaires metro station entrance, an older woman hanging up fresh white-linen sheets over her balcony, a couple cuddling close together sipping their noisettes at the local boulangerie, and children playing in […]

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Alicante Adventures

Filed in Blog, Scholarship, Spain by on August 21, 2019
Alicante Adventures

by Savannah K. As I sat in the Kansas City airport I thought about what the next four weeks would entail. I had so many expectations and I couldn’t wait to arrive in Alicante. However, my expectations were cut short as the American Airlines attendant told me that my flight to Chicago was delayed and, […]

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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 […]

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A student in China

A student in China

by Lorenzo G. In China the cultural differences are vast. The traffic is much more crazy, there are no such thing as lines and there’s a lot of pushing and shoving. One may take these mannerisms as rude, but it is just simply the culture. This may be a side effect of overpopulation, or just […]

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Differences between Peru and the U.S.

by Rachel S. I’m here with Brenda, my host sister; we’ve gotten very close in my month in Peru. During my four weeks here I have learned so much about an incredibly vibrant culture, built many strong friendships with Peruvians and the other Mizzou students here, and spoken a lot of Spanish. Here are five […]

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The city boy becomes a mountain man

Filed in Blog, Scholarship, Spain by on June 25, 2019
The city boy becomes a mountain man

by Elijah B. The beauty of Northern Spain is something I am truly going to miss. The first weekend after we arrived we visited the “Parque Nacional de los Picos de Europa,” one of Spain’s loveliest national parks as well as the first, after being founded in 1918. We took a bus with the university […]

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2019 Bond International Scholar Award recipients announced

2019 Bond International Scholar Award recipients announced

The International Center is delighted to announce the fall 2019 and academic year 2019/20 Bond International Scholar Award recipients. This award is made possible by a generous endowment from the friends of retired U.S. Senator Christopher S. “Kit” Bond, in honor of his exemplary public service. The scholarship provides awards to MU undergraduate or graduate […]

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Top 15 things to do in London

Top 15 things to do in London

by Erin S. 1. Leake Street Graffiti Tunnel 2. Catch a show on the West End. 3. Visit the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. 4. Explore the free museums. 5. Sample different foods in Camden Market. 6. Take a picture in front of pastel houses in Notting Hill. 7. Visit the neon sign haven that is […]

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