Summertime Sadness: Post Study Abroad Blues
Aug10

Summertime Sadness: Post Study Abroad Blues

I woke up this past Wednesday morning in my own bed in Houston, Texas, vaguely aware of some bizarre dream I had where I had spent an entire 6 weeks in Europe traveling and taking a class. Then, after about 10 seconds it hit me that it wasn’t a dream, that I had actually traveled around Europe and achieved a goal I’ve had since I was 5 years old. Coming home after an experience like the one I had is peculiar. I...

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Saying Bye to Berlin
Aug10

Saying Bye to Berlin

Berlin is a city of immense diversity and many different cultural influences. I am grateful to have experienced all of them during my stay.  Finishing my class at the Humboldt University made me feel both proud and sad. I learned a lot from the class, and it was taught so differently from any class I had ever taken in the U.S.. The techniques our professor used were very interactive. We had to engage with our classmates and work on...

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Weekend Trip to Brussels and Amsterdam
Aug10

Weekend Trip to Brussels and Amsterdam

Despite the intensive lab course we were taking in Denmark, my friend and I were able to take a weekend trip to Brussels, Belgium, and Amsterdam, Netherlands. We flew to Brussels on Friday morning and immediately started sightseeing since we were only going to be there a day and a half. We walked to Grand Place, the central square of Brussels and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. We also saw St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral. Of...

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