Monthly Archives: November 2011

The Taste of Peru (Caitlin Petersen)

Food. Food is so important here.  And so is eating.  In my host family, it’s like a crime if I miss a meal.  Not that I can’t go out and eat with friends- that’s not what I mean.  As long … Continue reading

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Art (Paul Krechel)

Madrid is a city that offers numerous opportunities to view world famous art and architecture. Famous and intriguing museums such as the Prado, Thyssen, Reina Sofia, and much more allow students the chance to see the art they have learned … Continue reading

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National Identity & Cultural Baggage (Jenny LeMere)

My national identity, well to start off with, have pale skin, blonde hair and blue eyes… you would have to be silly to not know that I am a “gringa” and trust me, people here aren’t silly in that respect. … Continue reading

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Bittersweet Goodbye (Jessie Richards)

It’s bittersweet to say goodbye to Australia. I am very excited to return home to see my family and friends but I am also saying goodbye the family I made in Australia. I didn’t realize how many friends I had … Continue reading

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Classroom Experiences (Jenny LeMere)

My classes in Ecuador are extremely difficult for me.  Today I had two presentations, one went well and the other was terrible.  I worked with a partner who did not do what she said she would for the project and she … Continue reading

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Family (Brianna Simkowski)

A trip I have been waiting to go on has been to Belfast/Donegal, Ireland.  It was a trip of a lifetime for me because I was able to go to the town where my Grandpa’s family is from and meet … Continue reading

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Food (Kim Caldwell)

Where does one begin to talk about food, when living in a city with a population of six million people, who are spread out across six hundred and seventy plus suburbs? People need to eat and the city has plenty … Continue reading

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Carbo Loading (Rebecca Larson)

Upon arriving go Ecuador one of the first things my host father told me about the food was “No es la cena sin arroz” – it’s not a meal without rice.  My time here has proven this statement to be … Continue reading

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Spanish (Laura Gordon)

Throughout my time here in Spain I have been comparing and contrasting my study abroad academic experience with my friends’ academic experiences solely out of curiosity. They are all very similar besides one major factor: ALL CLASSES IN SPAIN ARE … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving in London (Nicole Engbretson)

Thanksgiving is clearly not celebrated in London. Here, even before Halloween was completely over, Christmas decorations were beginning to emerge. I know some people at home who would be thrilled – They start singing Christmas carols well before Thanksgiving. Skipping … Continue reading

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