Leicester, England
Apr18

Leicester, England

I knew coming in that Leicester was known for its diversity, but it wasn’t until I became more comfortable that I would realize just how special and interesting this city was. When I had locked in my decision to study abroad in the UK, everyone’s first thought immediately went to the food. The bland, single-colored, double battered, malt-vinegar coated Fish and chips was a pure staple. If not the fish, then the mushy peas....

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Off to Australia
Feb26

Off to Australia

I chose to study abroad in Australia. Why Australia? All my friends asked numerous times… Well…. I just wanted to. I have always had an immense calling to towards the Australian culture, beaches, social scene. Everything about Australians I have always loved. When I was a sophomore in college my sister brought home a few Aussies studying at her college to show them Washington D.C. When I met them I fell in love with the fun-loving,...

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Hello Wembley
Jan15

Hello Wembley

My name is Johnathan Anderson and I’m studying abroad in Leicester, England! (LES-TAH) I’ve been in town for just about a week now and feel like everything is beginning to feel a bit normal. Classes started yesterday and my routine is beginning to settle in, but this past week has been anything but ordinary. Before I left the states, I had long been a fan of English football and hoped that my time abroad would open my eyes...

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Abroad from Abroad
Nov25

Abroad from Abroad

Being Hungarian, a trip to Hungary had always naturally been a dream of mine. With my great-grandmother on my mom’s side being born there, I definitely felt a connection to the country, but I had simply chalked it up to an impossibility for me. When I was talking to my mom about where I might go for fall break, though, she had a surprise for me – she’d planned a trip for us to visit the “motherland” together! Since I was studying...

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Boots and Blazers: Russian Style and How It Has Changed Me
Nov13

Boots and Blazers: Russian Style and How It Has Changed Me

Russian fashion sense is truly a thing to bear witness to. Before coming to Saint Petersburg, I had only heard that they “dress a bit nicer” than we do in America. I had no idea what I was in for. The women here dress in a rotation that often consists of some sort of patterned or leather jacket, an array of blouses and unique tees, tapered jean cuts or dress pants, heels or boots, and a detailed leather handbag by the European...

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Reflections on a Journey UA in Ireland Part 4
Jul23

Reflections on a Journey UA in Ireland Part 4

My journey to Ireland was one of the best experiences of my life. I have made friendships that I believe will last and connections that could guide me on my way to my career. I went on the trip knowing no one, and by the conclusion of the trip, I feel that I had a personal moment or conversation of some kind with every person in the group. The most important thing about travel is who you travel with, and this group contained some of...

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