Author Archive | Natalia

Traveling US vs. the world

So after my days in Brussels, I know that my traveling days are far from over, but as an American I find that it is difficult to travel. I am not talking about the costs or the time constraints but cultural expectations. Going abroad is great way for Americans to see another country while also […]

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The Election

Studying abroad in a foreign country for an extended period of time usually implies that you will fall out of current events happening in your home country, whether it’s the news or music, you miss what’s happening in your homeland. But because the US is always in the news, and everyone listens to American music, […]

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Holland

So now that I am midway through the semester, well more than midway but I do will not dwell on that fact, I have adequate material to put into my blog. I first want to talk about my excursions to Holland. I have visited the Netherlands on two occasions, first a day trip to Amsterdam, […]

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Excursion 1: Antwerp

My study abroad program for Belgium is ISA and because I am in their program they provide day or multiday excursions to see more of the Belgian culture. Last weekend, we journeyed to the Dutch speaking part of Belgium, Flanders, to visit Breendonk and Antwerp. Our first stop was to Breendonk, Belgium’s only concentration camp. […]

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Belgium- C’est Commence

I arrived in Brussels two days ago and so far have learned a lot about the Belgian experience. Brussels is a very quaint area but is sometimes confusing to understand. There are three official languages so it is difficult to know which language to speak when out on the town. Brussels is a bilingual city […]

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