Monthly Archives: September 2012

Trust Your Struggle (Claire Westlie)

Note: The formatting of the post is intentional. I was sitting on the stinky, crowded MagicBus looking at the floor. My poor hand was touching the disgusting and germy rail and my body was pressed up against this middle-aged Indian … Continue reading

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Race and Identity in the Dominican Republic: A Complex Topic (Hannah Loppnow)

One piece of advice that really resonated with me from the first day of orientation was “put yourself out there.” We were also told to step outside of your comfort zone when interacting with Dominicans in Spanish and to carry … Continue reading

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Wait, So You Mean This Isn’t a Vacation? (Sasha Zwiefelhofer)

As of right now I’m double-majoring in International Business and Spanish. For the last few years I’ve heard a rumor going around that if you don’t come into college with any transfer credits (check), you study abroad (check), and you have … Continue reading

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I Survived (Ashley Wilson)

I SURVIVED MY FIRST WEEK OF SCHOOL…kind of. My mind is a little tattered after the first week, a couple of classes left me bind boggled you could say. They speak so darn fast! But I came out un scared. … Continue reading

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Life in Cato Manor (Austin Plier)

As of this past Thursday, my homestay experience in Cato Manor (an area that is like a “neighborhood” within Durban, only much bigger) began. Just like everything else in the SIT program, the selection of this particular area has significant … Continue reading

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“Blossom – Wherever You Are Planted” (Rachel Gintner)

I’ve been sitting here for the past few minutes trying to figure out what to say. Prague is…an entirely new world.  It is this curious blend of old and new, historic and streamline, ornate and chic. It’s so different than … Continue reading

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Where is the Slow Down Button? (Hillary Hubertz)

Before I left for this amazing experience I kept asking my friends that had already been abroad if the time spent away went by fast. I kept asking them that question because in my mind I wanted the time to … Continue reading

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Amusing the Locals (Tara Lovdahl)

Here’s another new thing for me, the garbage situation in Florence: instead of kicking it to the curb once a week like in Wisconsin, I have to carry my filled trashbag around until I find a silver bin that leads … Continue reading

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Cultural Reflections on Apartment Hunting (Danny Carpenter)

As NUI Galway is one of the few, if not only, study abroad programs offered at St. Norbert College where the participant has to find their own accommodations, I thought that I would share my unique insight as to how … Continue reading

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Planes, Trains, and Automobiles (Allyson Bills)

Original Post Date: August 23, 2012 Planes, trains and automobiles definitely describes my day of travel. First the plane. Get through security and I’m shaking just enough where no one notices but too much where I am a little flustered. … Continue reading

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