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Beauty in Morocoo

By Taylor C.

Published Dec. 5, 2016

I recently had the pleasure of visiting the beautiful country of Morocco. This was the first time I'd ever stepped foot in Africa, but it certainly won't be my last. While I spent six days in Morocco, we really only spent two days doing anything besides sitting in an airport or on a bus. That…

Insufficient quantities of gum and other packing blunders

By Diana H.

Published Nov. 28, 2016

It's a little bit painful to pay 3.01 euro for a mere 14 sticks of gum, but I've been doing it on a regular basis since around the end of my first month in Nantes. I've been able to reduce my consumption to three sticks of gum per day — but not without some difficulty.…

Feeling defeated in Barcelona

By Taylor C.

Published Oct. 31, 2016

This weekend I got to add another country to my list as I ventured to Barcelona, Spain. The atmosphere was amazing, the people were nice and the food was awesome. I'm struggling with how to talk about the trip when it comes to individual days and overall feelings because while things started out well, it…

Unintended language barrier

By Mary R.

Published Oct. 5, 2016

When preparing to study abroad in the United Kingdom, I was worried about the many adjustments I would have to make living in a foreign country, but I was comforted by the fact that I would be residing in a country where they spoke my first language. Having now been in Manchester for almost three…

Things I’ve learned

By Magnolia K.

Published Sept. 26, 2016

No one has change. Although the country runs almost entirely on plata, or cash, small bills are hard to find and change is almost impossible. To this day, I think I only have three Argentinian peso coins. Cars are king. You have to double/triple/quadruple check before you cross an intersection. No one stops, and the…

Shocked

By Sara Y.

Published Sept. 6, 2016

I have been studying French since I was a little kid. I thought I was decently good at it... until I arrived at the airport in Paris. I had collected my bags and left customs. I was so excited to finally be studying abroad. It felt like I had been planning for it forever and…

Packing for study abroad

By Taylor C.

Published Sept. 2, 2016

Once again, I find myself in the agonizing position of waiting to leave on what could be my greatest adventure yet. My semester abroad is about to being and, if I'm being honest, it's a little overwhelming. Don't get me wrong, there's nothing that could stop me from getting on that plane in September, but…

Study abroad lessons in Germany

By Thomas H.

Published Aug. 30, 2016

Studying abroad is a hallmark of the four-year college experience. It offers many students the opportunity to fully stretch their wings and travel for the first time. There are countless benefits to studying abroad and most come outside the classroom. One usually learns more about themselves in addition to various subjects and the different perspectives…

Not what I expected

By Haley B.

Published Aug. 22, 2016

When I first decided to go to Greece, the site I was the most excited about was the Parthenon. To be honest, I hadn't heard about many of the other sites we were going to visit, and knew even less about them. But everyone has heard of the Parthenon, and seen pictures of the great…

In a home in Nafplio

By Katherine H.

Published Aug. 15, 2016

The sun shone through the tinted windows of the bus, warming the window to the touch. I looked out over a green and brown landscape — all mountains and trees in the outskirts of the Greek city of Nafplio. The scene jostled as the bus turned down a bumpy, unpaved road, the sides lined with…