Time Flies

Well, here we are. Today was the day of my last, and only, final exam. Classes ended November 3rd, so the rest of the month was our exam period. Some people had an exam for every class and finished after a week, others (like me) barely had to be here at all during this month….

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I Won’t Say I’m In Love

Greeting sweet readers of mine! Did you miss me? I certainly missed you! My time in Athens is sadly winding down which is extremely sad but that also means I will be back soon and can hug anyone who wants one! I say this almost every time but MUCH has happened to me since we…

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My Birthday in Paris

This past week was my fall break from IAU, and I must say it was incredible. I not only got to travel to some of my favorite places in France, but I got to do it all with my parents and I got to see some old friends. There will be more to come about…

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Fish, Chips, Tours, and John McGuir

Hello all! Well traveled scholar here!… just kidding. But, my most recent adventures have brought me to the beautiful island of Ireland! If you knew me it would not be a surprise to find out that I am Irish…my last name is McCray after all and once upon a time used to be McCrea! Anyhoo……

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Favorites

  “Poetry psalms Flower with architecture Raising their grandeur on the gashed cape. Words of God blaze like a disaster In the windows of their prophetic cathedral. But the sighs of the deep multitude Grow out of the mountain’s heart as clean as vines.”   -An excerpt from the Legend of St. Clement   Sometimes…

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November Update

Although I am quickly approaching my six month mark here in China, every day something new or surprising reminds me that I have only scratched the surface in understanding China’s culture and society. Yesterday I returned to Kunming after two weeks of travelling throughout Yunnan with SIT. Somehow those two weeks felt both shorter and…

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Struggle in Paradise

Ciao a tutti, These past days I have been having a rough time and that is why I haven’t posted. We just had fall break and it was a wonderful one but a couple of things happened that dampened it for me. First off we go to Lisbon, where we had an amazing time and…

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New Beauty

Something that I always expected about traveling the world was the profound beauty waiting for me to discover. And I can wholeheartedly say that the beauty of the world has lived up to my expectations, and exceeded them. Over this past weekend I traveled to the White Cliffs of Dover with my best friend, who…

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More of China

I can’t believe I just took my midterm for Chinese. While it makes me happy to see all the progress I have accomplished, I also feel sad that in a few weeks I will be heading back home. China has been a great experience and I have learned so much from it As a part…

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