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 Rep├║blica Dominicana…
Mar24

Cuando en la Rep├║blica 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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La Vita in Italia
Mar24

La Vita in Italia

Ciao from Italy! It has been a little over a month since I arrived in Florence, which is hard to believe. Time seems to be passing quicker than I could’ve imagined. But I am loving every minute of it! When I stepped off the plane at the Florence airport on January 26, I experienced a nervous excitement in the pit of my stomach. Not butterflies, but rather an overwhelming feeling that I had actually made it to Florence and my...

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