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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Summer Down Under

While it is summer in The States, it is winter in the Southern Hemisphere. That being said, Australia is COLD! The weather has not stopped the fun, and it has certainly not kept me and my peers from exploring the beautiful nature and wildlife that Oz has to offer. I am currently a third-year law student at the University School of Law, and I am studying abroad this summer to finish up my remaining credit requirements. The Australian...

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Excited, Tired, Thrilled, and Confused: A Memoir of Homesickness and Adventure
Oct30

Excited, Tired, Thrilled, and Confused: A Memoir of Homesickness and Adventure

After having spent two, almost three, weeks here in Oxford I have a number of things to reflect on from my adventures. First, I would like to talk to you about my classes. They are so exciting and interesting and totally out of my normal realm. I really enjoy European history in regards to the World Wars and American history of the Revolutionary era, but here I am taking a class on the Tudor dynasty and one on the history of science...

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