We stuffed our bags on the overhead compartment and flew to Switzerland to experience the old buildings, scale the stunning mountains, and bite into the sweet chocolate of Geneva. After 5...

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The semester is coming to a close and I’m studying for finals, thinking about how I’m going to fit everything in my suitcase, and saying goodbye to my favorite places in...

A Walk to the Store

I was in my Oceanography class when my professor said to us, “Well, this is our last class before our midterm, so good luck.” Interestingly enough, I was less worried about...

From the moment I knew I was going to study abroad, I started thinking about the things I would see and experience. I did fear, however, making friends while here. However,...

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I spent the night before flying to France lying awake in my bed, listening to Michael Bublé’s Christmas album on repeat. Not because Christmas was the week before, but because it’s my...

When it is a Thursday or Friday, people usually ask about your weekend plans. At home, I would say seeing a movie, watching tv, or just doing nothing; here, my response...

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My time abroad is almost over and, as I reflect on the experience, I have compiled six key takeaways gathered from throughout this incredible journey. Studying abroad teaches independence Apart from...

It’s no secret that the ordinary day of a study abroad student differs greatly from their life at their home university. For me, this means stopping at the boulangerie for breakfast...

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Sometimes marvelous things happen without any planning. Like when you expect a C and get an A or, when you walk into the Vatican and the Pope walks in a few...

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My host mother stopped in the middle of dinner tonight to take me on a tour of her backyard garden.  Daylight savings time just began yesterday; we’re sitting on the couch...