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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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The music culture in Camden

The music culture in Camden

by Erin S. It’s been just a week since I arrived in the bustling city of London. I’ve started my courses and internship and feel like I’m finally getting my bearings. One of the main reasons for this is because I took a walking tour of my neighborhood over the weekend, which helped me realize […]

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2018 Bond International Scholar Award recipients announced

2018 Bond International Scholar Award recipients announced

The International Center is delighted to announce the first 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. About the award Bond, a sixth generation Missourian, was elected to the United States […]

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Top 10 things in London

Top 10 things in London

by Fatima J. 1. Take a picture with a red telephone booth. 2. Have a thali at Masala Zone 3. Buy flowers from Columbia Road Flowers Market. 4. Spot the London Eye. 5. Find the Redemption Wings in Shoreditch. 6. Develop an obsession for Korean food at Jihwaja. 7. Be fancy at Sketch tea room. […]

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Another version of StrengthsQuest?

by Chelsey H. In my internship seminar course in London, we were assigned to take an assessment similar to the infamous StrengthsQuest. I have never considered how my own personal attitudes and behaviors aligned with my current work placement and my future career goals until taking the self-assessment from the Cultural Analysis Toolkit. Not only […]

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Moments only meaningful me

Moments only meaningful me

by Alexis H. I overstayed my program in Spain and yet it still seems too short. I have not even been in the United States long enough to discover if reverse culture shock is a thing. My guess is it is a term used for us who have fallen in love with a country and […]

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La vie en rose

by Fatima J. People often say living abroad changes you. I never really understood to full extent what that meant until my internship abroad this summer in London. Prior to coming to London, I was beyond excited to come here and get away from everything. I did not think about how much of an adjustment […]

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Hey Mom, I made some bibimbap and got married!

Hey Mom, I made some bibimbap and got married!

by Alice Y. I was never one to believe horoscopes, but I guess the stars just had it that I was meant to be married off during the first cultural trip of the Chonnam National University International summer session. Well, not necessarily the stars, but more the weather; due to inclement weather and heavy rains […]

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My first time abroad!

My first time abroad!

by Chelsey H. I underestimated the cultural gap I would experience my first week in London. I never knew how common tea was in the workplace even though my advisers discussed it during orientation. “You have to make the tea just right,” they stressed. I think that scared everyone in the room. Every day I’m […]

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