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Leaving London

“No, Sir, when a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford.” — Samuel Johnson While this quote is extremely cheesy and may be a bit cliché, I must say Samuel Johnson was on to something. One can never be tired of London, […]

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JO’s quirks

Filed in Blog, Jordan by on May 11, 2015 0 Comments

It is sad to think that my year-long study abroad journey is coming to an end in a week’s time, but I am choosing to not be sad about this. Knowing I will return to this beautiful country in a few years down the road, instead, I would like to pay homage to some of […]

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Weekend trips in Spain

Filed in Blog, Scholarship, Smith Family Scholarship, Spain by on May 11, 2015 0 Comments
Weekend trips in Spain

Madrid and Toledo This weekend was the first weekend trip for my history of art class. It’s all Americans, and we go around to museums and historical places in Spain to see the architecture. This weekend was Madrid and Toledo. We left after class on Friday to start the adventure, five hours to Madrid. On […]

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Backpacking through Europe

Backpacking through Europe

I have definitely been lucky in my experiences so far during study abroad. I have had an amazing time with so many wonderful people I have met along the way. However, the greatest experience I have had thus far would be a three and a half week backpacking trip throughout Europe. I went to so […]

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Aachen Cathedral

Filed in Blog, Germany by on May 4, 2015 0 Comments
Aachen Cathedral

The family and I went out to Aachen one day, because I’d seen the cathedral there from the outside and knew it was awesome to see, but I had never seen the inside. So I figured it might be fun to check it out for the first time with my family there, and while I […]

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Augustusburg Schloss

Filed in Blog, Germany by on May 1, 2015 0 Comments
Augustusburg Schloss

About 15 minutes north of Bonn by train is a town called Brühl. It’s an otherwise small, unassuming town, except for the fact it has a massive palace complex in it. The main palace is called the Augustusburg Schloss, and I highly recommend it. While the majority of it does look more or less like any other […]

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A day in Dusseldorf

Filed in Blog, Germany by on April 30, 2015 0 Comments
A day in Dusseldorf

The day in Dusseldorf began by taking my brother to the airport. He was only visiting me for a week, because there really is only so much time you can take off work and leaving your wife at home with three young kids! It was great seeing him though and, as far as I can tell, […]

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Cologne with the family: part two

Filed in Blog, Germany by on April 29, 2015 0 Comments
Cologne with the family: part two

We intended to visit the chocolate museum in Cologne on our first day there; however, it turns out it wasn’t open that day. So we decided that we would come back two days later and also walk through more of the city since we would have the time. The museum itself didn’t end up being […]

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Global competition

Filed in Blog, Scholarship, Smith Family Scholarship, South Korea by on April 20, 2015 0 Comments

It’s only been a little over a month, but classes are definitely in full swing. Midterms are coming up right around the corner, and time is definitely flying by faster than I would like it to. In this blog, I want to focus on what I’ve been learning here at my host school, Korea University. […]

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A new kind of empathy

Filed in Blog, Scholarship, Smith Family Scholarship, South Korea by on April 17, 2015 1 Comment

In order to live as a member of society, there are many things that you need. Other than the essentials — food, clothing and housing — there are many things in between. For example, cell phone service, a bank account and means of transportation. Luckily, as an exchange student, many of these things were already […]

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