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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Ready To Go Back
Oct30

Ready To Go Back

Now that I am back in the United States I want nothing more than to go back to Europe. I cannot even put in to words how this trip was by far the best experience I have ever had. I miss the food and I miss the people and I miss the ability to drive 3 hours or jump on a cheap flight to experience a new culture. There was only one point in the trip where I felt homesick in the whole month that I was away. This was largely due to the...

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While Abroad in England
Oct30

While Abroad in England

When I first arrived to Oxford, exhausted from traveling and full of anticipation, the city was alot different than I had imagined! I was expecting it to be a lot smaller and less populated. It was a crowded city with lots of shops and history which I love about it. We arrived to our college, Worcester College, and I was shocked. It was even prettier than the pictures I continuously looked up before departing!  It was very easy to...

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Home Sweet Home!
Oct30

Home Sweet Home!

  Back in the States…!   I’ve been home for about 2 weeks now and I hate to say it, but I for sure missed the U.S. more than I thought I would. It feels good to be home! I have mostly been spending time with family and preparing for this coming Fall semester. I’m trying to review as much Spanish as possible so I don’t forget what I’ve learned this summer! It’s amazing how easy it is to...

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