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Classes: Meeting people of different backgrounds

Filed in Blog, Spain by on October 19, 2014 0 Comments

French, Belgian, Korean, Japanese, British, Swiss, Russian, Latvian, Irish, German and Polish — these are the nationalities of people that I have encountered in Spain; these are the nationalities of people in our classes here. Considering the first thing that comes to mind when I hear Belgium is Belgian waffles, I knew that my classes […]

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The semester has begun

Filed in Blog, Germany by on October 19, 2014 0 Comments

Well I’m halfway through my second month in Germany. The first week of classes has come and gone, and I think I’ll enjoy this semester a lot. The first week was obviously fairly easy, since we focused more on getting to know everyone in the class (there are only 13 of us) instead of focusing heavily […]

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Oh yeah, I’m actually a foreigner

Filed in Blog, United Kingdom by on October 14, 2014 0 Comments

I’ve now fully settled in to Manchester. I’ve found my favorite grocery store, gotten a gym membership and even taken my first test. From the moment I got to England, I noticed obvious differences, but I didn’t really feel out of place. England obviously speaks the same language as the U.S., and the culture is […]

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Eid al-Adha holiday break in Cyprus

Filed in Blog, Cyprus, Jordan by on October 13, 2014 1 Comment
Eid al-Adha holiday break in Cyprus

Thankfully, because of the Muslim holiday Eid al-Adha we were finally given a week long break to do whatever our hearts desired. Some CIEE students stayed in Amman and hiked while many others decided to venture to nearby countries. As for me, I decided to get a little taste of Europe and traveled to Cyprus […]

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It’s Oktober!

Filed in Blog, Germany by on October 13, 2014 0 Comments

I’ve been in Germany for over a month now, but honestly I can’t say that it feels like I’ve been here that long. I finished the introductory course one week ago, overall I felt like the course didn’t really improve my German that much, but at the same time it was much needed practice so I’d […]

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Unique volunteer opportunity

Filed in Blog, Jordan by on October 1, 2014 0 Comments

Before I left the U.S. to come study in Amman, I knew that I had an urgent desire to volunteer. I wasn’t sure of the opportunities that would be available to CIEE students, but recently I attended a meeting that introduced various organizations we could contribute to. After some thought, I decided to sign up […]

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Vacation in Botswana and Victoria Falls

Filed in Blog, Smith Family Scholarship, South Africa by on October 1, 2014 0 Comments
Vacation in Botswana and Victoria Falls

This past month was a lot of fun. I made a lot of new friends and went on an amazing vacation to Botswana, Zimbabwe and Zambia. I met so many amazing people in these places and I wish I could take them with me! We went white water rafting on the Great Zambezi, visited Victoria Falls […]

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A little bit of traveling before the real adventure began

Filed in Belgium, Blog, Croatia, Greece, Montenegro, Netherlands, Spain by on September 29, 2014 0 Comments
A little bit of traveling before the real adventure began

Given that classes didn’t start until Sept. 2, I took the opportunity to travel around Europe a little bit. I have been fortunate enough to move into my apartment in Barcelona, and then travel to Amsterdam (the Netherlands), Bruges (Belgium), Athens (Greece), Budva (Montenegro) and Dubrovnik (Croatia). While I am neither an incredible writer, nor […]

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Fresher’s week

Filed in Blog, United Kingdom by on September 25, 2014 0 Comments

So I’m a little behind on posting, but I’ll try to catch up quickly. I’m now in my second week in Manchester, and things are going pretty well so far. Classes started this week, but half of my classes are chemical engineering classes, and those don’t start until next week, so as of today (Thursday […]

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Spring break, round 2

Filed in Blog, South Africa by on September 25, 2014 1 Comment
Spring break, round 2

September marks the start of spring here in Cape Town, and that means we are at mid-semester! It’s weird to see all the pictures of everyone back at MU moving into new houses and apartments, starting classes and going to the first football game of the season when I’ve already been in class for two […]

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