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Facing The Cold

By Mackenzie Kirby Introduction Hei!! (Hi!) My name is Mackenzie, a sophomore here at Salve Regina University. I am a Creative Writing Major with a Film Minor, and this Spring Semester of 2023 I am in Norway. The program is the American College of Norway where both American and Norwegian students attend. Yes, it is […]

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Things to Do in Oxford, England

While I didn’t have as much time in Oxford as I would have liked due to the coronavirus pandemic, I certainly squeezed as many activities as possible into my time at St. Clare’s. I was fortunate enough to meet someone from my college who studied in Oxford a year before I did, and gave me […]

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Oh the places I’ve gone

Having a blog is pretty weird for me, but it’ll allow me to rant about my awesome experiences. As I write this, I have officially been in Spain for two weeks, and it has been 11 days since I arrived in Sevilla. As some of you know, when I left for Spain, I posted on […]

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living a dream: part 1

Even on the rainiest of days, England has a way of enchanting its visitors. As I write this, I am looking out of my dorm room window at the roof of the home directly opposite my bed, with a chimney pumping out smoke to heat the building. Although the sky is not particularly bright or […]

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We Out Here!

Let’s see. I feel kind of crazy having my own blog, it’s kind of like a Gossip Girl moment, but instead of all the drama it’s me going off about my study abroad experience. I am currently in London, England, and I just got back from a weekend away with my program (CIEE). We went […]

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Reverse Culture Shock & Reflections

FRIENDS! I returned from my almost six months abroad in Seville, Spain about a week ago now and there is so much to unpack [mentally, of course]. I’m currently experiencing what we like to call “Reverse Culture Shock”. It’s what happens sometimes when we re-enter our home country after being away for a significant amount of […]

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