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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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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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One stone along this path: First 10 days in Lincoln, New Zealand

by Grace M. Whew! Made it. As I write this, I am 10 days into my semester-long stay at Lincoln University, New Zealand. I’ve flown across the globe in search of warmer weather (for the time being, at least), new people and, as a lecturer put it to a group of us, the meaning of […]

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Building bonds in a foreign country

Filed in Blog, Scholarship, Spain by on January 7, 2020
Building bonds in a foreign country

by Priyanka C. There’s something about traveling abroad for a long period of time that opens up parts of you that you may not have been previously acquainted with. As any of my friends in the United States will attest to, I am, by nature, an introvert. I frequently feel nervous around new people and […]

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Shinjuku Station: Good Luck

Shinjuku Station: Good Luck

by Evelyn S. Hi all! It’s now November in Japan and luckily, Tokyo actually has four seasons, so it has been a beautiful last two months with highs consistently in and around the upper 60’s F/low 20’s C. That being said, I abhor the cold and I hate going out in the winter, but when […]

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Native Spanish speaker in Spain (it’s surprisingly not easy)

by Sarai V. As a Mexican American, speaking Spanish is something I’ve always been proud of. Being able to communicate with my loved ones in my native tongue has been a blessing. Spanish is my mother tongue, but English is considered my first language since it’s what I naturally communicate without any effort. But here’s […]

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International Engagement Reception

International Engagement Reception

During International Education Week, students, faculty and staff were awarded for their contributions toward the global exchange here at Mizzou and beyond. During the International Engagement Reception, we recognized the recipients of the 2019 International Engagement Award and spring 2020 Bond International Scholars Award. Bond International Scholars Award Two students received this prestigious scholarship for […]

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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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