Returning Home

Now that I have returned to normality, away from the wonders of studying abroad and the precious memories that made every minute of my time in Japan worthwhile, I believe that my thoughts recorded in the post written in January – so long ago – still hold true. In terms of my identity affecting my experience,…

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Pre-Departure Roma

Identity is one of the key foundations of humanity. It has caused wars, shaped political climates, built and broken barriers, and boggled the minds of most of the world. Our beliefs, values, and judgements all stir together to form the core of our identity. Typically causing more strife than peace, identity has been integral in…

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Less than a week left!!!

Having a week left in Munich is surreal! The time went by so fast and now I am worrying about exams/ papers and moving out. I am excited to finish because who likes finals week but at the same time, I am sad to leave this life behind. I really enjoyed my time in Munich…

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My First Month in Buenos Aires

I can hardly believe that I have been abroad for a little over a month now. I arrived on June 22 in Buenos Aires to take a month of Intensive Spanish. I would definitely recommend taking this course because it puts the language into context in Argentina. If you ask a local, they would tell…

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Chau Chau

I have now completed a full semester abroad which included an intensive Spanish class (that I did not need but needed the credits) and a course with locals which was not necessary as I stayed an extra month JUST for that one final I am completely ready to return to the states. I still believe…

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5.5 Months and 16 Countries Later…

The last 5 and half months have been nothing but incredible. While taking a full semester of classes at Queen Mary University of London and working towards my Biochemistry major, I had the opportunity to travel to 15 different countries besides England (Slovakia, France, Italy, Monaco, Iceland, Ireland, Poland, Greece, the Netherlands, Spain, Luxembourg, Germany…

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Segovia Day Trip

Studying and working abroad in Spain has been an amazing experience. Besides going to the Don Quijote Academy to learn Spanish and working at IFEMA, I have participated in several cultural activities that have expanded my knowledge of the Spanish people and their culture. One of my favorite cultural activities was visiting the town of…

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Final Thoughts: Morocco

It’s been a few weeks now since I left from my study abroad in Ifrane, Morocco. My time there was followed by a brief three days in London, England, before I returned home to Orlando. My first few days back in the United States felt a almost surreal- suddenly I no longer faced obstacles of…

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Preparing for Studying Abroad in Buenos Aires (ISA)

As my time in the United States comes to a close, I feel as if time is at a stand still. The fact that I am leaving in a few days hasn’t sunk in yet, even though I have spent the last few months preparing for this experience. I am studying abroad with ISA and…

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Blog 1

This picture is from the Spain vs Sweden European Cup match. The atmosphere was unlike any other that I have experienced during a professional sports game. From the beautiful views to the electrifying fans, the tickets were well worth the cheap price. The game showed how unique the Spanish culture is, and how unified they…

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