Benvenuti!
Jun16

Benvenuti!

Simple phrases like “ciao,” “per favore,” and “grazie” can get you far in a tourist center like Florence. I’ve been in Italy for almost a week now, and I’m starting to get used to the rhythm of the city. Although this is not the first time I’ve been out of the country, Europe is so different than South America in many ways. The buildings and streets are so old in Florence, and in...

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Commencement
Jun16

Commencement

It’s hard to convey the range of emotions going through my head as I prepare to depart for Ireland and Germany. The week prior has been an absolute whirlwind; four final assignments capped off by my college graduation. It’s safe to say that I’m totally sleep deprived, especially considering that most of my fraternity pledge class spent our last night of college watching the sunrise along with some fireworks. This is an interesting...

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A Week in Warsaw
Jun16

A Week in Warsaw

I have just finished up my week in Warsaw, Poland and it was truly an amazing experience! I am traveling with a group of students studying International Financial Reporting and what better way to do that than immersed in a new, international culture. I did not know what to expect from Warsaw as I had never talked to anyone that has visited before. I was unsure if anyone would speak English and if I would stand out based on my...

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Packing for Ridges and Reefs
Jun16

Packing for Ridges and Reefs

Now that I’ve spent a week living in a house in the Belizean jungle and a week on an island resort snorkeling every day, I’ve decided to post my original packing list and compare it to what I should have brought. Here is a picture of everything I packed: Here is my original packing list, followed by comments for each item: 1 long-sleeve nylon fishing shirt: Only used once, but it was too hot. Should NOT have brought. 1...

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Prior To My Third Trip To Haiti!
Jun16

Prior To My Third Trip To Haiti!

Prior to this trip to Haiti, I have been to Haiti twice before, once through this study abroad program in December and last May (2015) with a small group of students to scout for the eventual founding of this program that we like to call Haitian Economic Research & Development (HERD for short). My involvement with this program and these experiences has taught me so much about others and myself and has rewarded me with so many...

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