1 week left in Roma!

I have about one week left in Rome at the time of writing this blog post. This week for me has been all about studying and preparing for final exams, but also about going to my favorite spots in Rome for one last time and spending as much time as I can with the amazing…

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Holiday Season

Starting from the middle of November, London has entered the holiday season with lights and decorations on the streets. In my Austria Today class, we had an interesting conversation about advent seasons in Austria, so I want to share what I learned about Austrian advent customs in this post. Austrian Christmas tradition begins with receiving the Advent…

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Final Days in the District

I am just a few short days away from completing my semester studying American Politics here in Washington, D.C. In the last several weeks since my last post, I have had many wonderful experiences and have taken advantage of many opportunities. In the past couple months, I have taken a trip with friends to Philadelphia,…

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Identity: Revisited

As an American abroad, I do feel I stick out like a sore thumb. It’s something I’ve mentioned before, but the accent is a signal for strangers to ask “Where are you from?” They expect only two answers really, but I am fairly sure they already know I am American based on whatever behavior they…

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Post feels

Hello again! Currently at the airport leaving Sydney and entering our road trip. My final post be addressing how, if, and why my identity has changed while being abroad. My situation is unique because back at Rollins I was on the soccer team. I loved every second of it but unfortunately didn’t have much time…

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After New Zealand

Hello! It has been almost a month since I left New Zealand. I have had time to reflect on my experiences and have discovered its impact on me and my habits. For example, I am way better at cooking meals for myself now and eat more fresh produce. But I also feel my outlook on…

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Countdown Begins

As my time in Italy begins to end, I’ve begun to reflect on my time here, including what I’ll miss about Rome and why I’m still looking forward to going back home.  With only 5 more days left in Italy, I must say that the countdown has been bittersweet.  Although I am so excited to…

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Fall Break!

For fall break we traveled to Budapest, Prague, Vienna, and Krakow. In Budapest, we saw this amazing Parliament building, went on a night boat tour, ate the best guacamole I’ve ever had, “biked” in the bike lane, and went to a fun ruin bar. While we were there it was pretty rainy, but we walked…

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Final days in Newcastle

Hello again! The semester here in Newcastle ended November 23rd and I am still loving every day being here. I am still on college enjoying the company of my flatmates until the on campus accommodation runs out on the 9th. These last few nights on college have been a rollercoaster. It seems like there will…

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