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Challenges of Remote Learning from 5,843 miles away

When I found out we were going to be finishing our semester abroad from home through a remote learning approach I was not really certain what to expect. Would we continue to attend classes during class time, would we have tradition written final exams, would we still continue to learn new material? While remote learning […]

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Last Trip For the Semester :(

Unfortunately, with everything going on in the world, my semester in Barcelona came to a quick close. Luckily the weekend before I got sent home I was able to take a trip to Seville in southern Spain with my program. The city was awesome, the weather was even better than Barcelonas, the food was good […]

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A Quick Break From the City

Weekend trip to Cadaques Took a trip up to Cadaques in north eastern Spain with some of my roommates for the weekend. Really awesome place, good weather, even better food, and we went on a weekend that was basically “tourist-free” aside from us! There was also a big national park near where we stayed so […]

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Surfs Up

On my third day in Melbourne, Australia my university took us on a 4.5-hour bus ride to the town of Warrnambool. The two night and three-day welcome trip was something I anticipated for MONTHS. The trip was targeted for international and study abroad students to get to know one another and to also immerse themselves […]

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Off to a Rocky Start…

When I chose to study abroad in Greece, I was expecting beautiful beaches with the clearest water, sunny and 75 degrees everyday, in a quiet town built of small white villas. You could say I thought I was going to be studying on the set of Mamma Mia. However once I arrived, I found nothing […]

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Starbucks in Traditional Gion

I went to Gion, the old district of Kyoto, with a friend over the weekend. As we walked down the cobbled streets enjoying the classic style of the shoin buildings with intricate wood-work and gorgeous lanterns, we noticed a familiar logo placed in a traditional Japanese paper-board display. In the middle of a street filled […]

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Five months ago I was on this same airline, leaving my home and comfort zone for a far away land. I didn’t have friends or family to meet me when I got here. I was going to a completely new country, and to say that I was terrified is an understatement. I left my mom […]

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Apocalypse Arcade in Tokyo

In Japan, there is a week which consists of holidays nearly every day. It’s known as “Golden Week” and, fortunately for me, there is no school for the whole week. This week-long vacation provided the perfect opportunity to head up to Tokyo. Tokyo is easily one of the most amazing cities in the world. My […]

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