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Salt, minerals and zero presence of life: A day spent at the Dead Sea

Filed in Blog, Jordan by on March 19, 2015 0 Comments
Salt, minerals and zero presence of life: A day spent at the Dead Sea

Salt, minerals and mud. In other words, Sasha finally managed to visit the Dead Sea on Friday the 13th. After last semester’s CIEE students got to attend a planned trip, I was extremely jealous of the fact that I somehow managed to sleep through my alarm on that dreary Saturday morning. And even this semester, […]

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March madness

Filed in Blog, United Kingdom by on March 19, 2015 0 Comments
March madness

It’s now the greatest month for college basketball. Unfortunately, I will not be making a bracket this year. I know, I know, terrible basketball fan. However, I’m about to backpack through Europe with virtually no Wi-Fi. Checking and keeping up with my bracket would just be too difficult. But when looking at the big picture, […]

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Traveling abroad

Filed in Belgium, Blog, United Kingdom by on March 12, 2015 0 Comments

Before coming abroad, I had only traveled outside of the country one time. This made the idea of traveling while in the U.K. very exciting! I am finally able to travel to many new and exciting places. So far I have traveled to: Liverpool, Belgium (Bruges and Brussels), Bath, Stonehenge and York. In Liverpool, I […]

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A day in Aachen

Filed in Blog, Germany by on March 6, 2015 0 Comments
A day in Aachen

Aachen is a city in Northrhein-Westfalen that I’d heard about from friends of mine. I can travel there for free and was bored one day, so I decided I should make the trip out there to see the city. I didn’t look up any sight seeing locations so I’m sure I missed a lot of […]

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Karneval in Köln!

Filed in Blog, Germany by on March 4, 2015 0 Comments
<i>Karneval</i> in Köln!

So, obviously I went to the Carnival parade in Köln, because there was no way I was going to miss it! I ended up going with a group of about 20 or so people, but it quickly splintered into smaller groups until I think there was maybe eight to 10 of us at one spot […]

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“Sometimes, that mountain you’ve been climbing is just a grain of sand…”

Filed in Blog, Scholarship, Smith Family Scholarship, Spain by on March 4, 2015 0 Comments
“Sometimes, that mountain you’ve been climbing is just a grain of sand…”

Long story short: it was definitely a mountain. This past weekend, some friends and I had no plans and since the weather was nicer than expected, we decided to travel to a nearby city called Benidorm. Though our program coordinator had told us earlier in the trip that it was similar to Las Vegas for […]

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What is Karneval?

Filed in Blog, Germany by on March 3, 2015 0 Comments

If you were like me, you knew Karneval was really popular in Germany, but you knew nothing about what the holiday was about. So I thought I’d look up a little bit of the history of the holiday and pass that on to you! Karneval (Carnival in English) is celebrated mostly in countries that are […]

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First impressions at Generations For Peace

Filed in Blog, Jordan by on March 2, 2015 0 Comments

What partially drew me to studying in Jordan through the CIEE program was the fact that, for the second semester, students were told they would be given an opportunity to apply for a local internship. And now, six months later, and I am finally interning with Generations For Peace, an NGO dedicated to “empowering, mentoring […]

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Another day in Köln

Filed in Blog, Germany by on February 28, 2015 0 Comments
Another day in Köln

A friend of mine’s brother came to visit him earlier this month. They’re planning on spending two months traveling throughout all of Europe, but they started right at home by going to Köln. A few other friends and I were invited to spend the day with them, which we gladly accepted. So we spent the […]

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My amazing adventures in England

Filed in Blog, United Kingdom by on February 26, 2015 0 Comments
My amazing adventures in England

So much has happened since I last posted that I honestly don’t even know where to begin. I’ll start off with today: I went to London Fashion Week. I can’t even put into words how magical it was — the people there, the place it was held and the clothing were all magnificent! Being a […]

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