Segovia

The first cultural activity trip that we took as a whole group was to the small town of Segovia. It was an awesome experience. We took a bus to Segovia which was about a hour away from Madrid. When we first arrived, we got to the bottom of the town and had an amazing view…

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Last blog post London

“It’s a little bit funny. This feeling inside.” I watched the movie Rocket Man with my friend Leila two weeks ago when I visited her in Hamburg Germany. It is funny. Until two days ago I really didn’t think I’d be feeling anything for London. I didn’t think I’d feel attached to it or the…

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Cultures Shocks In Munchen

Dear letters to America,   I’ve reached my halfway mark in München! I have two more months to go and then a solo trip (which I’m super excited about) and back to the USA. These past months here have been incredible. I’ve traveled, meet amazing people, and also had some small setbacks like the language…

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Japan Internship

My time at Kansai Gaidai as a student is over but not my time in Japan. I have been lucky enough to have the opportunity to intern in Tokyo over the summer. Although I will be in Japan till August, it still was sad to see all my friends from all over the world leave…

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Get me outta here

So as far as reflecting on my identity and how it affects my experiences. I feel like my perspective has still stayed the same as before I arrived in London. As I sit here writing this at my computer screen at home, I feel relieved that I’m finally back in Florida. I personally didn’t enjoy…

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& that’s a wrap folks!

A month ago, I packed all my belongings into 2 suitcases, said my goodbyes, and headed to the airport in Oviedo. Feelings of anxiety, nervousness, and accomplishment flooded my entire mind. The journey back to Jamaica had me thinking and reflecting on the past 4 months I had spent in Spain. It definitely was not an…

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I Understand How Dorothy Feels

Well everyone I am officially back home after living in Ireland for 9 months. I waited a week after my flight back to even begin writing this final blog post to give me time to settle in. I can’t really explain this feeling. Its bizarre. I knew there would be a culture shock, I knew…

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Final Blog

During my time in Japan, I found a lot of different impressions from people about Chinese. Because of my identity, I could fit in society easily since Chinese and Japanese look similar. However, my identity also caused many people from other countries to ask questions about Chinese people such as they are rude and they talk…

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Final Post — I’m home!

I still believe my identity impacts how I see and experience the world but in different ways than before I studied abroad. I think before I studied abroad I felt that I could only see the world through the filter of my identity and biases. But I realized while it is extremely hard to see…

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4th Blog

During my time in Japan, I learned a lot of things such as festivals and culture especially the geisha culture of Japan. I took a class of geisha culture and I got a chance to learn about the things that can not learn elsewhere. I also got a chance to go the hanamachi to see…

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