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La sorpresa

Filed in Blog, Peru, Scholarship, Smith Family Scholarship by on June 28, 2015
La sorpresa

La sorpresa means “the surprise” in Spanish and that’s exactly what la crepería was at the end of the street in the San Blas neighborhood in Cusco, Perú. La Boheme was a place my roommate heard about a week before our departure and we both wanted to venture through San Blas, the art district of […]

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My experiences studying abroad in China: Shanghai

Filed in Blog, China, Scholarship, Smith Family Scholarship by on June 25, 2015
My experiences studying abroad in China: Shanghai

I arrived in Hong Kong two days ago, and I was finally able to climb what people refer to as the Great Firewall for the first time since I left. The Internet in mainland China is incredibly slow and restrictive, and many websites, including Facebook and Google, are blocked. At first it was tough readjusting […]

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On culture shock

Filed in Blog, Scholarship, Smith Family Scholarship, Spain by on June 23, 2015

“You will never be completely at home again, because part of your heart always will be elsewhere. That is the price you pay for the richness of loving and knowing people in more than one place.” —Miriam Adeney Prior to my arrival in Spain, I was bombarded with information and resources on how to cope […]

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A traveler’s memoir

Filed in Blog, Scholarship, Smith Family Scholarship, Spain by on June 19, 2015

As I am nearing the end of my semester abroad, I have decided to compile a list of all the cities I have had the incredible opportunity to travel to, and for a short time, call my home. It is not a list of all the places I have seen in each city, but rather […]

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First week in Sevilla

Filed in Blog, Scholarship, Smith Family Scholarship, Spain by on June 1, 2015
First week in Sevilla

I’ve walked more than 50 miles during my first week in Sevilla, in combination with getting lost and touring the most beautiful palaces, churches and the Spanish countryside of Aracena. I live near the river, and the streets are all so narrow that you are afraid a car will run your foot over. The buildings are […]

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What’s the workload like?

Filed in Blog, Country, Germany by on May 31, 2015

So for anyone reading this blog who is thinking of studying in Germany at some point, I thought it might be useful to describe what my workload is like in my classes. Realistically, I would say every class I’ve had is very easily manageable, depending on your German skills of course. To start, my vocabulary […]

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Class is in session

Filed in Blog, Country, Germany by on May 30, 2015

My second semester in Bonn started in early April. At this point, I’ve had almost seven weeks of class, although with as many holidays as we’ve had it’s felt more like only five weeks at best. It’s been fun though, after having two months off and way, way too much free time, actually having work to do […]

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Cherry blossom street

Filed in Blog, Country, Germany by on May 29, 2015
Cherry blossom street

If you’re ever in Bonn around late March or early April, then I must suggest you take a quick detour over to Heerstrasse, maybe better known as the cherry blossom street. It’s about a five to 10 minute walk from the train station to this part of the city and during that time of year […]

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USA and here to stay!

I’m back! It is true I have now been home in the States for a little over one full week. It is so crazy how fast time is moving right now. I really want it to slow down going into my senior year at Mizzou. Reverse culture shock. It is a real thing. While I […]

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Mainz, part two

Filed in Blog, Country, Germany by on May 28, 2015
Mainz, part two

During our second day in Mainz my family and I spent most of the morning walking around the city center and looking at the cathedral. The city center looked more or less like any other city center in a medium sized German city, but the cathedral looked pretty different from other cathedrals I’ve seen. It […]

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