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A typical day at my internship

By Sydney J.

Published July 22, 2020

I have been in Greece for a little over a month now, and much of my time is spent at my internship. I am currently interning at a non-profit organization for refugee women and children called AMURTEL. This is an organization run by women for women. In this post, I wanted to discuss my typical…

Speaking Spanish with Spaniards

By Margaret L.

Published April 20, 2020

Unexpected truth about Spain: Sometimes, when you speak Spanish to a Spaniard, they speak English back to you. For them, it's "easier" because we're heavily accented and stumble at times. Of course, they do the same things in English, but that's irrelevant to them. Sometimes, the English they speak back to you is an exclamation…

¿Pedestrian zones?

By Margaret L.

Published April 12, 2020

I once thought it was strange to walk out of an MU building and nearly collide with a truck on a sidewalk. Like, what are you doing here MU Maintenance? How did you even get here? This is a sidewalk! Cars do not belong here! Now that I’m in Spain, though, I wouldn’t think twice…

Etter viruset

By Kadie C.

Published April 12, 2020

It was Friday, March 20, around 1:30 a.m. and I was still awake working on my homework for my Norwegian class. That evening had been the first real chance that I had been able to sit down and finally direct my focus on my studies again. A week before, all students studying on international exchange…

Day of days: Navigating higher education during the COVID-19 pandemic

By Grace M.

Published March 30, 2020

I am here. I am to leave. All cleared to stay. Oh! I am really leaving this time. Okay. Farewell, New Zealand. Missouri, USA, here I come. Such were the circumstances surrounding my last week and a half at Lincoln University, Lincoln, New Zealand. Like many other students across Mizzou’s campus and the United States…

Back in Sydney

By Kylie G.

Published March 24, 2020

Wow. I definitely didn't expect to be writing my first post for this blog while sitting in the San Francisco airport on a layover back to Kansas City, but that's just how it goes sometimes. That's right, my semester in Sydney is over after just a month. Well, five weeks to be exact. But they…

Creative connection

By Kelli D.

Published March 13, 2020

Have you ever fallen half in love with a stranger? The moment when you meet eyes with someone on the bus or you say hello in the museum, never to meet again? These fleeting encounters are a unique kind of connection enhanced by the lack of communication after the experience. Last week, I was on…

El Castillo Santa Barbara

By Kelli D.

Published March 11, 2020

In the southeastern part of Spain, the Valencia region, there is a city called Alicante. Here, there are students from all over the world, Mediterranean beaches all across Costa Blanca and, most famously, El Castillo Santa Barbara. With a simple Google search it can be found as an icon of Alicante. In the center of…

Las palmeras

By Kelli D.

Published March 11, 2020

by Kelli D. When I go for walks I cannot help but notice the simple beauty in the trees. Their bark texture is so rugged, varied and easy to climb. I love the way that the leaves flutter in the wind like fur. Every aspect of them feels so foreign to me and my Midwestern…

Differences in lifestyle while abroad

By Kayla O.

Published March 8, 2020

Throughout this second month of study abroad, I have traveled to Montserrat, Girona, Sitges and Dublin. During this second month, I wanted to make more of an effort to get to know more about the country that I am living in, rather than visiting a ton of different countries for only a couple of days.…