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Castles are cool

Filed in Blog, Germany by on September 15, 2014 1 Comment
Castles are cool

So my second week in Germany has come and gone. The majority of the week wasn’t terribly eventful, attending classes, doing homework, the usual affair. I did finally set up my German bank account, which is awesome because I can finally access my money without having to pay exorbitant fees for it! However, as the […]

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8 kilometer trek to Qasr al Abd

Filed in Blog, Jordan by on September 15, 2014 1 Comment
8 kilometer trek to Qasr al Abd

A photo journal of my hike to Qasr al Abd.

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Homecoming

Filed in Blog, United Kingdom by on September 15, 2014 0 Comments

Right now, I’m sitting in a hostel in London. It’s the last day before I head to Manchester to start my year studying abroad, and it’s also the last day of a five week trip throughout Western Europe. As of Aug. 2, I had never left the United States, but over the last month and […]

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Water Tuesdays and first week impressions

Filed in Blog, Jordan by on September 8, 2014 1 Comment

When my host mom told me that the “government only gives water on Tuesdays,” I was a little bit shocked. While it is something most Americans (including myself) take for granted, the water supply in Jordan is very sparse. Each apartment or home receives a specified amount of cubic meters of water per week. To […]

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After the first week

Filed in Blog, Germany by on September 8, 2014 0 Comments

So I’ve been in Bonn for a week. Traveling has by far been the worst part of the experience, and even it wasn’t too bad. The plane flight over the Atlantic was obviously cramped and long, but it wasn’t even close to the worst part. In fact, the biggest problem I had was figuring out […]

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On the brink of school

Filed in Blog, France, Smith Family Scholarship by on September 8, 2014 0 Comments
On the brink of school

I have spent three weeks in Lyon, France. There are so many wonderful things to say about the city and the country I’m living in, but it’s not that easy to put into words how much I love it here. I have spent my time here exploring the city and doing a lot of the […]

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Getting ready to leave for Germany

Filed in Blog, Germany by on September 2, 2014 0 Comments

I’m leaving the country for a year in just under two days. It’s a weird mix of feelings: mostly excitement, in fact I’m feeling incredibly excited for this, but also a tinge of nervousness at the thought of being so far away from home for so long. I suppose it’s natural to feel that way […]

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SHAWCO and classes

Filed in Blog, Smith Family Scholarship, South Africa by on August 28, 2014 0 Comments
SHAWCO and classes

I am almost half way through the study abroad experience and so far everything has been amazing! Besides the beautiful scenery and the amazing places to hike (Lion’s Head Mountain, etc.), the culture and the people are great. Classes started about six weeks ago and it has been interesting learning in a new context. Also, I have […]

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In anticipation of the journey to Jordan

Filed in Blog, Jordan by on August 27, 2014 1 Comment

Four days. This is all I have to spare until my life-changing journey to Amman, Jordan, begins. It still hasn’t hit me yet and I feel sort of stuck in this bubble, separated from my friends who have already begun their studies at MU while I am just sitting here, doing practically anything besides the […]

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One month already?

Filed in Blog, Smith Family Scholarship, South Africa by on August 20, 2014 1 Comment
One month already?

So I’ve officially been in Cape Town for a little over a month now! Time is really flying and I’ve started to settle in and make this city my home. The first two weeks here were crazy and my schedule was jampacked with tours of campus and the city, and orientation talks about things like safety, […]

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