Expectations for Study Abroad
Nov20

Expectations for Study Abroad

As the departure date approaches, I find myself thinking about what new experiences I am going to encounter while studying abroad in London and Barcelona.  Before this year I had only left the country twice, and only one of those times did I venture beyond the boundaries of the resort we stayed at.  I went Mexico on a mission trip my freshman year of high school and had no idea what to expect when traveling to a new country.  After...

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Field Trips that start at 5am…I don’t think so
Nov20

Field Trips that start at 5am…I don’t think so

3:50am yes 3:50am on a Satuday was the time I set my alarm! I had to be across town and meet a bus at 5am. This meant I had to to walk alone at 4:30 across the town, exactly what my mom had told me not to do over and over…except I wasn’t walking home, I was on my way to start my day. The streets were a lot busier than I expected (mostly intoxicated people stumbling home) but still I wasn’t alone lol.   For my...

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Story Behind the Picture: Carnival in Ivrea
Nov20

Story Behind the Picture: Carnival in Ivrea

Earlier this week, we announced the winners of the 2015 Education Abroad Photo Contest. Over the next week, we will post some of the “stories” behind the winning pictures. What follows here is the story behind Ben Guerra’s picture, “Carnival in Ivrea, The Battle of the Oranges,” winner of the Local Color category of the contest: “Unbelievably, this picture was taken on the very first day of my...

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Blessed Beyond Belief
Nov03

Blessed Beyond Belief

As I sit here contemplating how I can describe the blessing that has been the last three months I find myself flipping through memories of beautiful sights and friendships that I have made along the way. Being given the opportunity to explore this round ball we call earth is something that opens ones perspective on everyday life and brings new meaning to old things. Although I have been slacking on keeping my personal journal updated...

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