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Reminiscing About Spring Break

After having completed my two week spring break around Europe, I have come back into reality after discovering that dreams can come true. For my spring break, I traveled to London and Paris, two cities I have wanted to visit since I was young. I have always dreamed of traveling to Paris and tasting different […]

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The One Where I Went To Scotland

Living in London is a lot like living in any other city: it’s loud, it’s a little dirty, it’s cold a lot of the time, it’s crowded, it’s amazing. I love London, and I love living in the city, but after about four months, my cabin fever had started to get the best of me. […]

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Another Election?

Despite the recent presidential election of the United States of America, I now find myself in the midst of another presidential election here in France. Thus, I have taken this opportunity to learn more about the French presidential election process. Some of the differences are as follows: 1) The Electoral College The most obvious difference […]

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Analyzing the experience

Upon arrival in Barcelona, I was very prepared to be overwhelmed with culture shock. I could not wait for that awe of being in an unknown city, or for that matter unknown country. I had expectations that my growth would be immediately noticeable with the major change in lifestyle. I have always considered myself a […]

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Hit the Halfway Point

Mid March marked the halfway point of my time here in Spain for Study Abroad. Sometimes it feels like time is flying and other times it feels like it is taking forever to return to America. What I can suggest to make this experience feel even more like home is find people who you really […]

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A Brief Guide to Life in Florence

Here are some tips and things I’ve learned while living in Florence: Walking Florence is a small enough city that everything is within a walkable distance. That being said – you will walk a lot, so wear comfortable shoes because the cobblestones are not always forgiving! People will not move out of your way when you […]

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The End is Near

My time here is rapidly coming to an end. A natural response is to reflect on my experience in Barcelona. Of course it is nothing like I expected, as nothing seems to be. It is difficult to put this experience into words, but I know I will return not the same as I was before. […]

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The Ups and Downs of Travel in Chile

By Hannah Lussier Before I left my cozy hometown in Western Massachusetts to travel to Viña del Mar in Central Chile, I was congratulated by many a friend and family member for my “brave” choice to study abroad in Latin America. Many times I questioned the reason for that word: brave. I wondered whether or […]

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