Story Behind the Picture: The Rosenberger Trunk Company
Dec13

Story Behind the Picture: The Rosenberger Trunk Company

  The next photo in our “Story Behind the Picture” series comes from Dan Shelton, who won first place in our Photo Contest’s UA Spirit category for his photo, “The Rosenberger Trunk Company,” taken on the UA in India: STEM Path to MBA – Reverse Innovation program. Here is his story: “My photo came at the end of our three-week study abroad experience in India. We began in Delhi (northern...

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Story Behind the Picture: Camel Trek
Dec01

Story Behind the Picture: Camel Trek

  We recently held our annual Education Abroad Photo Contest. The winner in the Landscape category was Hannah Brawley for her photo, “Camel Trek,” taken in the Sahara Desert of Morocco while she studied abroad with Semester at Sea. Here is her story: I wanted to study abroad because I wanted to know more about the world I lived in. I wanted to challenge my comfort zone and push myself to become a citizen of the world....

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When in East Asia..
Oct30

When in East Asia..

Is it possible to fall in love with a place after only a few days of being there? Because I think that has happened. Not that I love the heat and humidity of East Asia, or the pollution, or the lack of anything cold to drink. But I love the people. I love their receptiveness to our group. I love to see their brokenness and know that I can offer them something that no medicine or therapy can fix: I can offer them Jesus Christ. Our...

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The City of Spires
Oct30

The City of Spires

Oxford truly is the city of spires. I cannot fully describe the beauty of the gardens, castles, and cathedrals of Oxford and the surrounding areas, all unique and different in their own way. This city simply must be experienced by all who can, as it is also the perfect walking city, with something new around every corner and alley. It only takes a short walk to anywhere I wish to go, from the Covered Market (food as far as the eye can...

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India and the Caste System
Oct30

India and the Caste System

Upon landing in India, the first thing I noticed were the people. On average, their complexion is darker than the average American. They dress differently, the women in long saris, which are like extremely colorful and ornate togas of thinner fabric. The men dress in pants and a button-down or pants and a long kurta shirt. The most noticeable difference, however, is the amount of people sleeping on the street. The cars drive without...

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Once upon an arrival
Oct30

Once upon an arrival

I was so excited to get off the plane once I finally arrived in Prague. Everything felt so surreal. However, once I reached baggage claim, I realized that my bag was nowhere to be found and that it had gotten lost somewhere along the trip over there. But, I wasn’t going to let this put me in a bad mood even though I was worried about studying abroad for the next month and possibly having no luggage. I arrived at the hotel and realized...

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