3 Weeks in West Africa
Jun22

3 Weeks in West Africa

Now that I have been in Ghana for about 3 weeks, I have learned so much about the people and culture. When walking through the streets of Elmina, the light skin of myself and my classmates sticks out like a sore thumb. Despite this physical difference, the Ghanaians are overwhelmingly friendly. Excited to see foreigners, the adults constantly welcome us and hope we are enjoying our stay in Africa. The children in the towns run after...

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UA Greece Olympics
Jun22

UA Greece Olympics

Yasas! UA in Greece had reserved seats at our buffet breakfast at the hotel in Olympia this morning and it wasn’t half bad! I even tried another type of tea with honey, and my roommate only had to help me a little bit in making it. We traveled about 10 minutes down the road to Ancient Olympia, the site of the ancient Olympics. We lectured under the shade of a tree on some stones and a dog came and laid by Holly and me. After...

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La ultima semana
Jun22

La ultima semana

As our director told us at the beginning of this trip, “el tiempo vuela,” or time flies. This sentiment could not be more true, and if I have learned anything from this trip, it’s to make the most of the time I have been given, and to see the most possible. Although I think everyone in the program can agree that we are all exhausted and a bit homesick, I’m not quite ready to say goodbye to El Escorial. This...

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Everyday is Leg Day in China
Jun22

Everyday is Leg Day in China

The squatter. I was expecting many cultural difference before hopping on my plane to Beijing. I figured I would not be accustomed to the food, the plethora of people in such close proximity, and the time change. However, I did not even think about what a Chinese restroom would look like! You’re probably thinking “Why a squatter?”. China honors their heritage and traditions by incorporating old patterns of society...

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