My Journey 1 Month In
Mar25

My Journey 1 Month In

  The very, very first word that came to thought when I walked up the metro steps and met my new city was the world clean. Barcelona was very… clean. I was expecting more of a New York City type deal, and there was literally no resemblance at all. The streets were wide, no crowds, no filth, the sun was beaming and the street seemed happy and it also held the promise of a happy semester. After becoming turned around quite a few...

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San Juan, Dominican Republic
Mar24

San Juan, Dominican Republic

My first impression when arriving in Santa Domingo/San Juan was shock at how different it is than what I am used to. I was shocked and felt so thankful for what I have. The first situation I encountered was the communication barrier when everyone around me spoke spanish and I only speak English. It became a barrier to almost everything I needed to do because few people were bilingual. The culture was so interesting. The food was...

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10 Tips for Your First Week
Mar24

10 Tips for Your First Week

I have been in Edinburgh for a week now and already I have learned so much about the people and culture! In this post I am going to talk mostly about advice I would give to students looking into Edinburgh, Scotland for their study abroad experience. BUY WATERPROOF BOOTS. Seriously. I highly recommend Dr. Martens. Not only are they water resistant and incredibly comfortable, they are extremely popular in Edinburgh. Everyone from...

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Cuando en la República Dominicana…
Mar24

Cuando en la República Dominicana…

Today is the fourth day of my study abroad experience and my third day in the Dominican Republic. Our first day in the country, we spent our time at a YWAM camp in Santo Domingo. However, we traveled to San Juan, where we are staying and working for the rest of the trip, on Monday morning. Our whole group, which includes a medical team, a mission team, and a group of translators from Venezuela, is staying at Hotel Libano in San Juan....

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Looking back at the Exchange Process and Looking forward to the Semester
Mar24

Looking back at the Exchange Process and Looking forward to the Semester

  Hello, my name is Christina Irion, and I am going to share my experience with preparing for my Exchange experience.   I knew from my freshman year that I wanted to take the opportunity to study abroad before I graduated. I was unsure of the place or time that I would go, but I knew that the experiences I could gain could not be passed by. After I met a lot of friends who studied or lived in England, I knew it would be a...

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