Prague: Doorstep to the East
Dec04

Prague: Doorstep to the East

In France, there is a long fall break of about one week at the end of October called Toussaint. French students from around the country leave in mass exoduses to various countries in and around Europe for a week of exploration before the weather turns grey and foul in winter. For many, this can mean simply a weekend trip to Paris or it can mean a week in Istanbul. The only constraints are time and budget. For my friend Emily – an...

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Profitez-vous
Sep22

Profitez-vous

I am an engineering major. Well, I am a Computer Science major to be precise. Over the last seven years, from middle school and well past high school, I have studied the French language. Since I was small I have known that I have wanted to study abroad in France, however, mixing Computer Science and French is no simple task. In fact, it was less of a task and more a major strain of luck and a series of chances and a...

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Where Everybody Knows Your Name
Jul23

Where Everybody Knows Your Name

Living in Japan has been an amazing experience in more ways than one. Although there is little time left before I return home, there is still so much I want to do before leaving. I want to climb Mt. Fuji, visit Kyoto, eat some of Jiro’s sushi – the list goes on. But, nevertheless, I am grateful for all the things I was able to accomplish here so far. One of the biggest changes, and one of the most unique experiences I had in Japan,...

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“Parting is such sweet sorrow..”
May05

“Parting is such sweet sorrow..”

It’s hard to believe that my time here in England has nearly come to its end. Studying abroad for an entire school year has been the most rewarding, yet most challenging thing that I’ve ever done. If I had the chance to go back before deciding to come, knowing what I know now, I would change very little. This experience has helped me grow in so many ways that might not have happened in the time frame back home. As strange...

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Season’s Greetings from Britain!
Jan09

Season’s Greetings from Britain!

Happy New from the United Kingdom! It’s so hard to believe that’s I’ve already been here for four months. This has been the most rewarding experience I’ve ever had and the most challenging, and I still have another semester! When I first arrived in September, I began second-guessing my decision. “Is a year abroad too long?” “Will I end up regretting the time lost with friends and...

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Journey in Japan
Jan05

Journey in Japan

” こんいちは、バマ!Hello Bama! How do I begin to describe the span of my incredible adventure in Japan? I’ve seen so many things, gone so many places, and learned more than I ever thought possible. I hope I can adequately convey the way Japan has captured me completely. From the moment I stepped on campus, I was surrounded by students from over 50 different countries who were interested in who I was and where I was from. Thanks to...

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