Time Flies!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jnj1RDs3Ojs Here is another video I made during my stay in Paris. Fast-forward to today, I have about a month left here in Paris, and it is so crazy to think about it. I still feel like I came here last week. I have gotten used to being here and now I’m leaving. I have…

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An internship in Jordan… and the end is near

I’m currently in the last part of my study abroad program in Jordan, which involves me partaking in a full-time internship instead of taking classes. I’m a research intern at NAMA Strategic Intelligence Solutions, a research, polling, and consultancy firm established and headquartered in Amman. The institution consists on a group of experts taking action…

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First Week in Munich

At 4 a.m. this past Tuesday, I loaded all of my belongings onto a bus in Strasbourg, France and began the six-hour journey to Munich, Germany. Strasbourg had really started to feel somewhat like home and I had gotten to meet some amazing people. I even understood what they were saying most of the time!…

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Curtain Call

When I started this experience, I remember thinking all about how much time I had. It was 5.5 months. While I still have about 2 months left in the UK, between the time prepping for exams and actually taking them, it really doesn’t feel like much time at all. Knowing that I’ll only be here…

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Networking in Washington DC

Since being in DC, I have rarely felt like an outsider because as an American I feel an intrinsic connection to the city and as someone born in Baltimore, Maryland I have been here many times throughout my childhood so it feels familiar. It is however strange to be in certain political or business settings…

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Close to the end

It is actually crazy how fast time flies. All my classes are over, and it is only just April. That’s one thing that is a little weird to me. There are only 12 weeks of teaching here in the UK. Then you get a whole month off to prepare for exams which take place in May. Most…

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Carnival in Munster Germany

When I arrived in Munster they where starting there yearly celebration of Carnival. Carnival is a city wide parade that every team, organization, and political party participates in. Throughout the city there are parties along the parade route. I went to an area right next to the mayoral building located in the church square. The…

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Naritasan-fudoson Temple

Today I took a field trip to the Naritasan-fudoson Temple with my pilgrimage class. We got on the train from Hirakata station and headed to Korien station. When we first got down, I was a little disappointed because the weather was very gloomy. I had been looking forward to this trip because I thought it…

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My experience in the United Arab Emirates

My study abroad experience is based in Jordan, but it includes an international excursion component. The topic of my program is “Geopolitics, International Relations, and the Future of the Middle East,” and in my case the international excursion was to the United Arab Emirates. The purpose behind it was to gain a different perspective on…

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