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The illegal vote for independence, Czech Republic, Egypt and Montserrat

Filed in Blog, Czech Republic, Egypt, Spain by on December 17, 2014 0 Comments
The illegal vote for independence, Czech Republic, Egypt and Montserrat

November The vote The day was finally here, the big vote. As I have mentioned before my month here has included witnessing many protests and conflicts between Catalonia and Spain as the people here have begun rallying for independence. In September, Spain’s Constitutional Tribunal (supreme court), halted the Catalonian referendum that had been approved by […]

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Porto, amazing views and city ruins

Filed in Blog, Smith Family Scholarship, Spain by on December 17, 2014 0 Comments
Porto, amazing views and city ruins

October Porto, Portugal Portugal, I think is sorely underrated. In my experience, so many people talk about how incredible Spain is (and it really is), but Spain’s drastically smaller neighbor is often forgotten. And if you ask me, that is a shame. Portugal has some of the nicest people of any country I have ever […]

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ESN, La Mercè and Ciutadella Park

Filed in Blog, Smith Family Scholarship, Spain by on December 17, 2014 0 Comments
ESN, La Mercè and Ciutadella Park

The rest of September Meeting other international students is one of the coolest parts about being abroad. If you ever study abroad in a European country, I highly recommend locating your university’s ESN organization and getting involved. Erasmus Student Network, or ESN, is a scholarship program for European students studying abroad around Europe. However, ESN […]

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Berlin trip: Final day

Filed in Blog, Germany by on December 2, 2014 0 Comments
Berlin trip: Final day

We’ve finally come to the end of my week in Berlin! This was our free day, or better said our mostly free day, as we were required to go to one of three museums before wandering off. I ended up choosing the history museum which had a huge exhibit on ancient Egypt, but also focused on […]

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Berlin trip: Day 4

Filed in Blog, Germany by on December 1, 2014 0 Comments
Berlin trip: Day 4

This post is solely dedicated to the castle Sanssouci and a few pictures from the town Potsdam, which Sanssouci is in. There are going to be a lot of pictures that are here simply because I thought they looked cool, but I won’t have much to say about them. From here the pictures will focus […]

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Berlin trip: Days 2 and 3

Filed in Blog, Germany by on December 1, 2014 0 Comments
Berlin trip: Days 2 and 3

The second and third days of the Berlin trip included a visit to a concentration camp called Sachsenhausen, the most famous East German prison, Hohenschönhausen, and a Jewish history museum. There will also be a few random pictures I took while we were traveling from one place to another; however, this first set will all […]

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Berlin trip: Day 1

Filed in Blog, Germany by on December 1, 2014 1 Comment
Berlin trip: Day 1

I took a trip to Berlin about two weeks ago, and it was a lot of fun! I also took well over 200 photos, 158 of which I actually liked, so instead of making one unbelievably huge post I’m going to break the trip up into one or two day sections that will still end up […]

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Semester reflections

Filed in Blog, Jordan by on November 25, 2014 2 Comments

As my first semester in Jordan draws to a close (less than 20 days until I fly home,) I am scrambling to work out final details for next semester while also trying to start an eight page research paper and study for final exams. Tomorrow is a meeting for yearlong students and in this meeting […]

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MMA championship

Filed in Blog, Jordan by on November 24, 2014 0 Comments
MMA championship

Today was supposed to be a designated homework day but instead I decided to put some excitement into my life and attended the first ever Jordanian MMA amateur championship, which was held at the Sports City boxing arena. Of course, time-wise things didn’t go as planned, which is how it always happens in Jordan. I […]

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Not the best week

Filed in Blog, Germany by on November 18, 2014 0 Comments

As the title says, I haven’t had the best week. I definitely wouldn’t say it’s been awful, but things haven’t gone the way I planned. For starters, I thought I had loaded my phone account with 40 euro, which should have meant that my phone was going to have service until February. Turns out that it lasted […]

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