Beware of Baboons
Apr27

Beware of Baboons

For my final weekend adventure in Ghana, I chose to fly to the Northern Region to Mole National Park.  The northern part of Ghana is very different from the area I lived and worked in and I was told by many Ghanaians that to truly experience Ghana, I needed to see what life looked like in each region.  The Northern region appeared to be much less developed, full of beautiful baobab trees and large termite mounds, significantly hotter...

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Cape Coast Castle
Apr27

Cape Coast Castle

With our weekends free, we have been able to explore a great deal of Ghana’s beauty.  One of our favorite places to visit is Cape Coast, which is a historic fishing town with beautiful beaches.  We were able to stay right on the beach in an eclectic brightly colored bamboo treehouse that was nestled in the shadows of Cape Coast Castle. Contrasting the beautiful view of the ocean crashing over the rocks, is the dark history of the...

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This is Ghana be an adventure
Apr27

This is Ghana be an adventure

I chose to study abroad because I believe there is only so much that can be learned through our own cultural lens.  I have learned the most in life when immersed in conversations and experiences with individuals who view the world in a different way than I do. Deciding to study abroad was a difficult decision, as I am in a distance learning program and have been working full time in my field while attending graduate school.  However,...

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A Multi-Cultural City
Apr20

A Multi-Cultural City

Hello again from London! It’s been a while since my last post, and I’ve definitely adjusted more to my surroundings much more. Unfortunately, it’s only less than a month before I head back home to the states. My time and London, interning with Parliament and taking classes at the London School of Economics, has been so exceptional, it’s going to be very hard to leave at the end of April. I definitely started to feel a little homesick...

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Off The Proverbial Beaten Path
Apr13

Off The Proverbial Beaten Path

When my friend Ruth told us about a student trad night, we knew that we could not resist going to check it out.  But as we walked past the familiar sights and sounds of Galway’s Latin Quarter and into its West End, unfamiliarity began to settle in.  I did not know Shop Street even stretched this far!  What if the recommendation had been a mistake?  What if Google Maps was lying to us?  It would not be the first time. At last, we...

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Time flies when you’re having fun!
Apr12

Time flies when you’re having fun!

As I am writing this, I am exactly 5 weeks away from my departure date back to the USA. That is almost surreal to write; I cannot believe how fast the semester has flown by! I have made some wonderful new friends from all across the globe and together we have created some great memories. I have gotten to experience 8 new countries already and have one more stop, Denmark, before the semester comes to a close. My two favorite trips thus...

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