Traveling Abroad
May02

Traveling Abroad

      One of the best perks of Study Abroad is the Abroad part of the experience, especially the travel abroad. By choosing to go to school at Leicester University, I had the opportunity to pack my life in a backpack for a five week Easter break. I did a mostly solo journey around Europe and the experience was one of the most rewarding experiences in my life. I had some great ups, some downs, and some I can’t believe...

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But Really…Berlin?
May02

But Really…Berlin?

When people discover that I’m studying abroad this summer, the first question I’m asked every single time is “Where?” Once I say “Berlin,” I get a variety of responses that mostly include confusion and misunderstanding. For most people, images of study abroad include the Eiffel Tower, Big Ben, and the Leaning Tower of Pisa. The capital of Germany doesn’t seem to jump to many people’s...

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Learning to speak “Australian”
May02

Learning to speak “Australian”

I’m not going to lie, the fact that English is the main language spoken in Australia, was a major reason for why I chose to study here. I took 3 years of honors Spanish in high school and still can’t put a sentence together, so I wanted to avoid the frustration of constantly being surrounded by a language I don’t understand. One of the first things I learned when I got to Australia was that English is NOT the same...

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Three Months Down, One to Go.
May02

Three Months Down, One to Go.

I cannot believe it. I have been in living in London for three months. This trip has been so many things. Exciting, exhausting, exhilarating, and so much more. London has been beautiful and I have learned so much from it. Not only from my classes and my professors, but from my experiences in the city and from my friends, both back home and here. I have learned how difficult it can be to maintain healthy relationships with friends from...

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Post Spring Break Reflections
May02

Post Spring Break Reflections

Last Sunday evening, I arrived back in Bilbao, Spain where I’ve been living and studying since the beginning of January after traveling for 16 days during my Spring Break. It was an exciting moment when I left the airport and headed to my apartment because I truly felt like I was going home, a feeling that many study abroad students never achieve while abroad. My experiences abroad so far have been better than I could have ever...

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