Monthly Archives: September 2011

En la vida de Ted Schoenleber (Ted Schoenleber)

HOLY WOW ESO ES ECUADOR. This is the country where dreams come true, where looking out my window confronts my tired morning eyes with a glorious panorama of mountains, the very mountains that my bus drives me through on my … Continue reading

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If You Can Dodge Traffic (Megan Henning)

I’m currently studying in Kampala, Uganda.  For those of you who have no idea where that is, it is located in Eastern Africa.  If you are picturing me living in a hut riding on a giraffe to school, I regret to inform … Continue reading

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Helping Mother Nature in Toledo, Spain (Laura Gordon)

The changes that one has to go through to get accustomed to another culture can be very hard, but over the time that you spend living with that culture you become more accustomed to living situations. As soon as I … Continue reading

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My First 2 Weeks in Grenoble (Alyssa De Valk)

My first two weeks in Grenoble, France have been both amazing and completely overwhelming all at once. I was surprised at how quickly I felt like part of the family. My host parents, Rose Marie and Philippe, and my two … Continue reading

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First 4 Weeks in Roma (AJ Fedoruk)

Wow, I cannot believe that 4 weeks have passed since I have left for Rome. The first 28 days here have been some of the best of my life and would not change it for anything.  Getting adjusted here and … Continue reading

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There’s A Lot of Affection (Mai Nou Yang)

I have always heard that in Spain, it is typical for strangers to greet each other by cheek kissing, but I was in for a surprise.  When my host mother’s sons and their girlfriends greeted my housemate and I, I … Continue reading

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Australian Food – Positives and Negatives (Susan Hiller)

Before coming to Australia I was told that Australia is very Americanized.  Although I still knew that things would be different I just had no idea how different.  The first real sign of not being at home was the food… … Continue reading

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Shopping in Firenze, Italia (Brittany Mazemke)

Our first afternoon/night here was very difficult. We were dropped off with our keys and luggage at the door to our apartment.  We were excited to finally arrive, but were hungry and dead tired. We did not know the slightest … Continue reading

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Culture Meets Religion (Jack Hayford)

It is interesting to see the way that Catholicism has merged with the local culture of Peru. Just yesterday i was walking home and i saw in front of a Catholic church a band playing  traditional Peruvian music in front of a … Continue reading

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Wait, That’s All We’re Eating for Dinner? (Leigh Smalley)

Before coming to France, I knew that the French had a different schedule for eating and that they eat much smaller portions than we do in the U.S. Unfortunately, I did not realize how much healthier they eat as well, … Continue reading

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