Discovering Oxford
Aug31

Discovering Oxford

My experience at the University of Oxford is assuredly the most interesting and engaging adventure of my life thus far. My classes at Worcester College are fascinating and awe-inspiring, and I find it incredible that I get to learn about English Art and Literature in the place that inspired many of the works I am studying and harbored and fostered the minds that birthed them. I’ll try my best to summarize Oxford into a snippet for...

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Reflecting on Time Abroad
Aug29

Reflecting on Time Abroad

I spend today preparing myself for my next semester of school and I am able to reflect on the time I spent abroad. I am able to recall all of the incredible experience I had and all of the great people I met. After spending several months in Ireland while also traveling to other countries, I understand how fortunate I am to be able to have this opportunity. Studying abroad has given me chances that many people desire and I was lucky...

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Reflection Upon Returning Home
Aug29

Reflection Upon Returning Home

Having spent a few weeks since returning from my study abroad program, I have definitely had time to reflect upon my experiences. During my six weeks in Roatan, Honduras, I learned so much in regards to marine science and field research. It has truly broadened my understanding of the subject and has allowed me to form real world connections to information I all ready learned. Studying the reef systems there has provided me a...

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Coming Home
Aug29

Coming Home

I still can’t believe it’s over. It almost doesn’t feel real that I’m home, like I’m in a dream I’m about to wake up from. I already miss being in Germany and I’ve only been home for a few days. Sure, I did miss my family and friends but I feel like I left part of myself in Germany. Having to readjust to what my life was prior to leaving for Germany has been very hard. I almost didn’t...

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Separation Anxiety
Aug26

Separation Anxiety

Wow! What a summer in Italy! It was an incredibly life-changing experience that I would encourage anyone and everyone to do.  It helped bring out my independence, flexibility, and adaptability, which are all great qualities to learn and develop while one is college so that one can utilize them in the professional world. Returning to America has been difficult because the environment and culture was extremely laid back. The culture...

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