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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The Glory of Galway UA in Ireland Part 3
Jul23

The Glory of Galway UA in Ireland Part 3

Following an exciting couple days in Dublin, the group travelled to Galway where we would stay for the next four weeks. Simply looking out the bus window, one could see the complete beauty of the place. There was green as far as the eye could see, and hand built stone walls from centuries ago ran for miles in every direction. Ancient castles and ruins dotted the landscape as well. These were sights that certainly could never be...

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Don’t stop.
Jul08

Don’t stop.

Annnnnnd, we’re back. In America. The home of the brave and land of the free and what not. And let me tell you, it actually is kind of nice to be back. My first night home I all but guzzled a cup of cheese dip at my favorite local Mexican restaurant. Later that week I said a prayer of thanks to every saint and God in the world as I enjoyed hot wings with ranch. Don’t even get me started on how I reacted when I finally had my favorite...

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