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Global competition

Filed in Blog, Korea, Scholarship, Smith Family Scholarship by on April 20, 2015 0 Comments

It’s only been a little over a month, but classes are definitely in full swing. Midterms are coming up right around the corner, and time is definitely flying by faster than I would like it to. In this blog, I want to focus on what I’ve been learning here at my host school, Korea University. […]

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A new kind of empathy

Filed in Blog, Korea, Scholarship, Smith Family Scholarship by on April 17, 2015 1 Comment

In order to live as a member of society, there are many things that you need. Other than the essentials — food, clothing and housing — there are many things in between. For example, cell phone service, a bank account and means of transportation. Luckily, as an exchange student, many of these things were already […]

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A week spent in Greek heaven

Filed in Blog, Greece, Jordan by on April 11, 2015 0 Comments
A week spent in Greek heaven

Having encountered two of the busiest weeks of this semester, I finally sat down to reflect on the amazing spring break trip I had in Greece. It would take too long to describe every single experience during the break, but I will do my best to capture some of the small things that really touched […]

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Five new countries in four weeks

I don’t even know where to start when trying to explain how this month has been. It has been by far the best month of my life. Including being in London, I have been to six countries in the last month and it has been the most amazing experience. The first trip that I took […]

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Cologne with the family

Filed in Blog, Germany by on April 1, 2015 0 Comments
Cologne with the family

In mid-March my parents and oldest brother came to visit me for two weeks. On their first full day here we planned to go to Cologne to see the cathedral and the chocolate museum; unfortunately, the chocolate museum was closed. We ended up going back to Cologne later to see the museum, but while we […]

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Amsterdam!

Filed in Blog, Germany by on March 31, 2015 0 Comments
Amsterdam!

Early in March, I decided to take a three day trip to Amsterdam. The city was truly amazing and hands down my favorite city on the planet. The city has a really nice, laid-back atmosphere and the canals and tight alleyways give Amsterdam a unique and amazing feel. On top of that, Amsterdam has some […]

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Lessons from abroad

Lessons from abroad

Hey all! Hope all is well, and that everyone is enjoying his or her spring break back at the Zou! I miss not being on a Mizzou Alternative Break, but cannot really complain because I am here in LONDON! Plus, I am able to follow all of the service trips adventures via Twitter and other […]

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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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