Long Live Aussie

Wow, what an amazing five months I have experienced. I have just landed in Orlando, and what I am feeling is unexplainable. I am happy that I am home with my family, but part of me remains saddened that I have left such a beautiful continent. This experience has been very life changing in many…

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Second Month in Rome

By now, it has been two months since I first arrived. Now I know how to speak a little bit of Italian, I’ve been taking Italian classes every school day. I am able to communicate at the restaurant and at the supermarket and I am able to understand most of what I read. I know…

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First Month in Rome

It has been a month in Rome. I have been living with 5 roommates which I get along with very well. This month has been very cool, I have visited all the the historic monuments in Rome which are extraordinary. My life style has changed a bit from what I’m used to, I have a…

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Pre departure for Study Abroad in Rome

I have lived in the Caribbean all of my life, bouncing between the Islands of St. Maarten and Puerto Rico.   Interacting with Hispanic, French and Dutch citizens has allowed me to develop a culturally diverse identity.  Moving to Winter Park proved to be a challenging experience.   Campus life proved to be intellectually exciting, but socially,…

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What to bring home from your study abroad experience

As my last week in Buenos Aires begins, I have been reflecting about what I will bring home from this experience- both items that I will choose to take and lessons that I will bring with me. I have accumulated an impressive amount of stuff during my time here, definitely way too much to fit…

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A Day in The Life | London CAPA

For this blog post I’m going to take you through my daily routine when I have classes on Mondays. These tend to be my busier days because its when I have more than one class and I’m not at my internship for the majority of my time. Every Monday morning I tend to get up…

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What its like to intern in London

Interning in London has probably been the highlight of my experience abroad. At first like most students must feel, I was incredibly nervous. I knew the stereotypes about the British in the work place from what my program told me and I knew that there would be some cultural differences that I probably wouldn’t think…

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I’m Going to a Land Down Under!

This is the year of racking up miles and boarding passes. I explored Namibia for ten days through Rollins’ summer field study program and delivered my collaborative research on African textiles in Minnesota. Now, I am about to embark on a cross-continental journey yet again. My days will consist of unlimited sunlight, warm yet breezy…

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Adventures in an Italian Grocery Store

“Oh yeah, we drippin’ in finesse and gettin’ paid.” Stepping off of the bustling Viale di Trastevere into an Italian grocery, Cardi B’s voice is the last thing I expect to hear. But here I am, standing under the fluorescent light of Elite a little outside of Rome’s city center. Today marks my first venture…

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London, here I come!

Hello, Rollins family!   Before my study-abroad adventures officially begin at Queen Mary University of London, I am traveling with my mom to Madrid, Paris, and Rome. During this travel, I am already learning how my identities will affect me in my semester abroad. I am first-generation American; my parents moved to the United States…

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