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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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Abroad in Lyon

Abroad in Lyon

by Olivia H. Moving to Lyon is easily the most exciting thing I have done in my life. I got my first passport last year in anticipation for a study abroad trip. Now, when I tell my new friends that this is the first time I have ever left America, I see the shock across […]

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Abroad in Buenos Aires

by Sewit B. I was able to leave a couple weeks before my program started and travel to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, to begin my long journey of growing and learning. While I was in Rio, I had the opportunity to go to most of the tourist destinations, such as Sugarloaf Mountain, Parque Lage and, […]

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Abroad in Brussels

Abroad in Brussels

by Madison C. This semester abroad has been the best semester of my studies thus far. Despite being a journalist, and therefore a writer by trade, I know what I say in this update won’t properly convey everything this semester has meant to me. So far this semester I have visited two cities in Belgium […]

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How to manage money abroad

How to manage money abroad

by Erin S. As my work day comes to an end and my spring break starts tomorrow, I thought it would be a good time to write a piece about managing money while abroad. It can be tempting (and so easy) to spend money on anything that catches your eye when you’re abroad. It’s a […]

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Community health in Costa Rica

Community health in Costa Rica

by Alexandra L. Over winter break, I spent two weeks immersing myself in the lifestyle and culture of Costa Rica for a study abroad trip with the Sinclair School of Nursing. I was able to stay with an amazing homestay family and practice my Spanish speaking skills as well as learn about the country’s healthcare, […]

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