Vive le France!
Oct30

Vive le France!

It has been a while since my last submission as a Bama Blogger — but only because I’ve been travelling! When we all arrived, haggard and jetlagged, in Heathrow airport, we expected a week to get to know people and put our lives in order. However, as international students, we found that instead of a single week, we had two before classes began! Having explored Leicester during the first week, myself and three other...

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Američankas in Praha
Oct30

Američankas in Praha

I’ve been in Prague, Czech Republic for about 6 weeks and coming here was the best decision I’ve ever made. Compared to other European cities, Prague is easy to get around, not too big or too small but just the perfect size and the money exchange for Americans is way better than the exchange for the Euro. Prague is in a central location of Europe so traveling is pretty easy and affordable. I traveled to Munich, Germany for...

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Living in a Foreign Culture

I thought I had a handle on some of what defined Russian culture before my time abroad in St. Petersburg, yet a few weeks into my trip I realized I knew far more and far less than I’d guessed. You can study the individual pieces that make up a culture at your home university- its language, history, religion or art. You might obtain a holistic understanding of, for example, the history of the Finnish people, and apply this knowledge to...

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