Untold Story: Semester in Amman
Mar13

Untold Story: Semester in Amman

Semester in Amman Interviewee: Stephanie Hammond Interviewer: Angely Martinez Stephanie studied for a semester in Amman Jordan: check out this program on ISA’s website! What caused you to choose Amman, Jordan as your study abroad location? I wanted my experience abroad to be a learning experience! For me that meant somewhere as different as possible from my home in the U.S., which really drew me to Jordan. Jordan is at the heart of...

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Roman Life
Mar10

Roman Life

I’ve had another wonderful week in Rome, but I cannot believe how fast the time is flying by! Here in Rome, around every corner there is a building or fountain that makes you stop in your tracks (especially since I live about one tenth of a mile from the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s). With that said, I am definitely not a city boy; the traffic, public transportation, hustle, bustle, and chaos (the favorite for Romans),...

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The First Days
Mar10

The First Days

I just finished my third day in Spain, and it has been incredible! I have already forgotten about all of the worries of packing and saying goodbye, and moved my brain into adventure mode. To start, I would like to make one thing clear: do not make packing into too stressful of a thing. You can buy almost anything you need in Europe. They have Walmart equivalents, grocery stores, shopping stores and malls, and numerous other shops. If...

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Cuba: Impressions
Mar09

Cuba: Impressions

It’s amazing how fast time flies. I can’t believe I’ve already been in Cuba for over a month. Since first stepping out of the plane and into the Cuban sunshine on the runway in Havana, this trip has been unreal. Travelling from the U.S. to Cuba is like going back in time, partly a consequence of the U.S. trade embargo. The most striking difference is probably the presence of so many old cars. All of the American cars are Chevrolets,...

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Do’s and Dont’s of Prague
Mar06

Do’s and Dont’s of Prague

This past weekend I traveled to Prague with a couple of my roommates. Prague is situated in the Czech Republic, where they speak Czech. I had trouble even saying hello in Czech, but I tried my best. Prague is beautiful and in my opinion very unique. Most of the monuments, including the Prague Castle, are Gothic and therefore very different from most cities. The buildings are pastel colors, which brightens up the city. While staying...

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