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Che Figata!

Che Figata!

As Rene Descartes says, “If you spend too much time traveling you will become a stranger in your own home” but does it count if your home is in a foreign place..? While in Rome I have become acquainted with the old nomadic lifestyle of constant movement. Whenever it seems that I may remember the …

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Thailand and Tết!

Thailand and Tết!

These past two weeks have been busy, busy, and more busy. Now that I have hit the one month marker, I feel I have finally relaxed into my life as a study abroad student living in Vietnam. After a few nights of disbelief, stress, and even some discomfort, I think the adjustment has (almost) been …

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Mundane and Sweaty: A Day at UG Legon

Mundane and Sweaty: A Day at UG Legon

My first week at the University of Ghana has been surreal, and I’ve found it hard to put my thoughts into writing. I want to be able to share my deep thoughts and reflections with you, dear reader, but the words won’t come. I am experiencing both elation and disappointment, successes and failures, wellness and …

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The Joys & Pains of Solo Travel

The Joys & Pains of Solo Travel

Solo travel. What is it? Could be a trip across town using good ol’ solid public transportation. Could be making your way downtown, walking fast, faces pass and you’re homebound. Could be taking any journey on your own through a path you’ve never taken before. For me, my first truly solo experience was my trip …

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Introduction and First Two Weeks

Introduction and First Two Weeks

Hello. This is the first entry in my blog for my semester abroad in Cape Town, South Africa. Honestly, I’m not a fan of blogs. Or college students studying abroad, really. I find us annoying and often ignorant with a tendency to come off as observers of the world rather than participants, as if we …

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First Days in Switzerland

First Days in Switzerland

Hallo Leute! (Hi Guys!)   After a long Winter break, I finally arrived in Switzerland on Wednesday to study abroad at the Zurich University of Applied Sciences. Although the main campus of the school is in Zurich, the business school and where I’ll be living is in Winterthur, a town of 110,000 people and a …

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From the Ground Up

From the Ground Up

On Friday, February 9, I traveled to Napoli (Naples) with 7 members of my science class and our professor Stefania Galdiero. A native to Naples, Stefania studies the chemistry used in producing pharmaceuticals. Our class is titled Science of Italian Art, and in it, we talk about the many ways science and art overlap. (Think: DaVinci using …

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Working Abroad: How to Handle Bad A Week

Working Abroad: How to Handle Bad A Week

Okay. This is getting really difficult. Granted, working for The Roman Guy is a godsend in comparison to other internships I could have gotten in terms of work environment, the job itself is getting a bit overwhelming. It’s been difficult to gather exactly what I need to be doing because there are so many smaller …

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Spring in Spain

Spring in Spain

I’ve only been in Spain for one month, but sometimes it feels like a week and other times a year. I started off the first two weeks getting to know Madrid, the city I’m living in. At first, Madrid seemed huge, like a bigger version of Chicago, when I was looking at the maps. Thankfully, the …

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