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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Mes Voyages pour L’Instant

My Voyages Thus far:  With the program that I am studying, I have a surprisingly great amount of vacation days. Not only did I have a one week vacation towards the end of February, but I am looking forward to my April vacation which lasts almost 18 days! Though I have only had a week-long […]

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The One At Westminster

As everyone already knows, on Wednesday, March 22, 2017, just outside of Westminster, there was a terror attack in London. From what I know from the news stations, newspapers, and word of mouth, an SUV crashed into pedestrians on Westminster Bridge and crashed into the gates of Parliament. According to reports, the attacker fatally stabbed […]

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The One Where We Went On Spring Break pt. 2

After a week of living solely off of cheese, bread, pasta, gelato, and red wine, we said goodbye to Italy, packed up our memories in our suitcases (surprisingly mine fit even with a broken bag and Ryanair’s shady luggage policies), and headed to Greece. Athens They say that there are two kinds of people, the Greeks, […]

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The One Where We Went On Spring Break pt. 1

For the past three weeks, I have been almost completely nonstop traveling (I’m currently writing new blog posts on a train to Scotland because my grandma was getting annoyed at my lack of posts). The first week in March, my university was on mid-semester break. Somewhere in between cramming for midterm exams and essays, we […]

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Finding a New Home in Chile

I was very nervous for my semester abroad in Chile.  Although I had already traveled extensively abroad – and even lived in Latin America – this was the first time I was going to be traveling in another country by myself.  I was also nervous because I was not sure how my Spanish would fare […]

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Still Making Barcelona My Home

It is difficult to find the words to sum up this experience. It really is like no other. Being in another country is like being in another world. It is humbling to know that there are so many people different than you in this world. Foreign lands are only a plane, bus or train ticket away. […]

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