What it’s Really like to Live with a Host Family

Hello Again, Something I have thought about a lot since being back is my experience with a host family. I know so many people will say that their host family is what really made their time abroad, so I had some high expectations for mine. I did not think I could have any more bad…

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Reverse Culture Shock

Hi Again, One of my first blog posts was about culture shock. I wasn’t prepared for it to happen to me, which is why it’s a shock I suppose. What I really wasn’t prepared for was the reverse culture shock that was to come. There was a weird feeling that came along with being home….

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19 Hours in England

One of the best parts about studying abroad in Europe is the absolute freedom one gets. Whoever first started saying that freshman year is the first year of real freedom never studied abroad. Yes freshman year does allow you to have a lot more freedom than high school, but real freedom is getting bored and…

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Turns out Culture Shock is Real

The first month of studying abroad was nothing like I imagined it would be. I thought since I had a field study under my belt, I would be prepared for what was to come, but I could not have been more wrong. I was absolutely positive that culture shock would not get to me. One-…

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Packing, Packing, and more Packing

Like my school work, I left my packing to the very last second. For a few weeks my fellow Paris peers have been texting and posting about packing, which probably should have been a good hint that I should start. Unfortunately I did not take the hint and I continued to ignore the signs. Last…

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Community Development in Tanzania

Jambo! Thanks to Mean Girls, going into this field study¬†that was the only word of Swahili I knew. I had very limited knowledge on the country itself as well. I could point to Tanzania on a map and I knew I would need shots if I were to be accepted, but that was the extent…

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