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Smith Family Scholarship

The Smith Family Scholarship provides awards to MU students participating on MU-approved study abroad programs throughout the world. Preference is given to students with demonstrated financial need, and 40 percent of annual scholarship awards are given to students enrolled in the MU Trulaske College of Business.

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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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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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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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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Laundry

Laundry

by Austin G. I am writing this post after my first successful attempt to do laundry here in France. An experience I will surely laugh at later, but caused a fair deal of frustration initially. My problems partially stemmed from the language barrier of comprehending simple directions, but mostly from my general lack of knowledge […]

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“Spring training” in Rio de Janeiro

“Spring training” in Rio de Janeiro

by David L. In baseball, spring training is the period before the Major League Baseball season begins where the teams practice together after the off-season break and play scrimmage games against on another. In a way, the last month and a half has felt like my own personal “spring training.” I arrived in Rio de […]

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Arrival in Vienna, Austria

Arrival in Vienna, Austria

by Nicholas F. Austria, not to be confused with Australia, is a small country in Europe that’s called home by roughly 8 million people and, now, after months of waiting, I can include myself in that count. In this blog entry, there’s a lot I could talk about. So to keep this from becoming a […]

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Kazakhstan in pictures

by Teddi M. View post on imgur.com Five of my fellow study abroad students and I on our way to Astana on the overnight train.     View post on imgur.com My friends and I sightseeing in Astana, Kazakhstan.     View post on imgur.com All of the participants of the Kazakhstan RLASP program visiting […]

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