Excursion to Hong Kong
May24

Excursion to Hong Kong

The study abroad faculty-led program that I chose took us around China and Vietnam. We started in Shanghai, China where we learned about the cultural aspects of China and its people. We also visited one of Colgate’s factories: Colgate Sanxiao in Yangzhou City. Then, we took a plane to Shenzhen, China. We spent most of that whole day traveling to Shenzhen, and the program allowed us to have the rest of the day to explore the city....

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Europe has Beauty like no other
May24

Europe has Beauty like no other

  Upon arrival to Munich Germany my whole body was sluggish due to the jet lag and amount of time I had gone without sleep. Even with this though, I couldn’t help but rush off the plane to see the new world I had arrived in! Munich was a beautiful German city that has a good amount of history on every corner. When in Munich we had class at the Isaar river which was renovated from braided to a free flowing in order to comply with...

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Safety Suggestions for Europe
May23

Safety Suggestions for Europe

While most people have the attitude of “that will never happen to me,” the reality is that is happens to a LOT of people while abroad. Tourists always seem to have big bullseyes on their foreheads that say “TOURIST.” Most of the people who would prey on tourists can notice them from a mile away and tend to equate tourists with money. Violent crime is not something that you really need to worry about in Europe,...

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Learning Spanish and Medicine
May23

Learning Spanish and Medicine

Here in Peru, the language is Spanish. Since I have been studying Spanish since high school, I felt prepared coming into the country. Even though I have never been immersed in country with native speakers, I was confident in my language abilities, especially after taking a conversational Spanish class during the spring semester. However, I knew there would be challenges because most of my practice was with nonnative speakers. Although...

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Early Morning Tai Chi
May23

Early Morning Tai Chi

This is the first picture that was photographed of me abroad. It was taken by one of my friends on the trip with me after we had done tai chi in a park with some of the locals. Everyone in the program had just arrived in our first destination, Shanghai, on our study abroad program the day before. The time difference caused a lot of us to wake up early. We had a lot of time to explore before our first classroom session, so two of us...

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