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An Example of a “Field Trip” While Studying Abroad

A few weeks ago, all of the students in our program had the privilege to go to Bahia together for one weekend (which was already included in our general program fee). Similar to our trip to Ilha Grande (which I posted about a while ago), we were all very excited to travel and explore a new part of Brazil! Both from what we were told beforehand and from what we saw, the culture of Salvador and Bahia is very different form Rio. There is a rich African history there, which […]

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I’m Over the Hill…

…and on my way back down again. Wow, how the time flies. All of a sudden it has been two and a half months since my last post. I hope my apologies are accepted! What this means, however, is that I have been really busy lately because I’ve been doing a lot more traveling which has been really awesome and what I came to Ecuador to do in the first place. Most of my time has been spent on the beach, which is ok with me. Ecuador has many stunning […]

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Rachel: Lessons so far

So now that I’ve been in Germany a little over a week I can let in you in on a few differences I’ve noticed between the two cultures. This list has been formed because of all those small awkward moments you experience while traveling, from ordering something you know at a restaurant and having it come out completely different to trying to work doors (yes, this happened to me). So without any further ado, here’s a list of few German things that are just a little bit different from American […]

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Rachel: First Week in Germany—Sprechen sie Deutsch?

I can’t believe my first week in Germany is over already! I feel like I’ve done so much in the past few days it’s not possible it’s only been a week since I first came here. It’s funny how fast time goes when you’re on vacation exploring and traveling around and how slow it can go when you’re at home, doing the daily 9-5. Backpacking through Germany for two weeks before my study abroad program was definitely the way to go, although I can say already that there have been […]

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Caitlin: Maa la raaw FUUF! (I missed you MORE!)

So, you guessed it, I’m home! My last week in Dakar was…interesting. I was sick pretty much all week with a high fever and abdominal pain. Still not entirely sure what’s going on but do not fear! I have a doctor’s appointment here in the states tomorrow. When I wasn’t spending countless hours feeling sick in bed, I was exploring different markets I hadn’t visited before and, oh yeah, writing that final 20 page French paper about our internships. Fun times. Especially after this week, I am definitely going to […]

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Jessica: Home and lessons learned

So… I guess I’m back! When people ask me, “How was Ireland?” what can I really say?? I’ve been trying to come up with a sentence to sum it up, because from my last study abroad or any trip I’ve taken, people will ask and tune out 2 sentences in since, frankly, it’s hard to understand. It’s not a sad thing to realize, but there’s no way to truly capture the experience. I saw beautiful things, sad things; I was exhausted and energized; I met some of the most amazing […]

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