Category Archives: Festivals

50 Days Later (Meredith Moore)

Finally, Salama from Madagascar! I apologize for the extreme delay in beginning this blog. It has permanently resided on my to-do list since my arrival but have not yet found the time or internet speed to actually begin! Bear with … Continue reading

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An Irish Wedding (Danny Carpenter)

My Aunt Sonya’s cousin Emer was getting married here in Galway and I was invited along since my uncle was not able go with my aunt.  So early Saturday afternoon I got dressed in my new dress clothes from Penny’s … 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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Studying Abroad? Easy When You Live in the World’s Most Livable City (Kyle McCarragher)

When I considered studying abroad, I never thought I would be doing so and living in the world’s most livable city at the same time! Melbourne, Australia was the second most livable city in the world for a while (behind … Continue reading

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Happy Holidays from Tokyo, Japan! (Brian Campbell)

Holiday break is now over and I have now begun the final 2 months of classes before the semester is over.  During the break, I got an interesting look at some holiday traditions in Japan. Although Christmas is very popular … Continue reading

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Fiestas de Quito (Rebecca Larson)

When I first arrived to Ecuador my host dad said it was great luck that I am here the fall semester, for I will be able to experience Fiestas de Quito November 26-December 6.  Fiestas de Quito are ten consecutive … Continue reading

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Christmas in Roma (Brian Anhalt)

With Christmas approaching, Rome has become a new city. Beginning in early December,  the city streets become decorated with lights. Christmas trees are placed throughout the city. While not a Italian tradition, they can be seen in Piazza Venezia and next … Continue reading

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Christmas in the UK! (Devan Scherer)

It’s Christmas time and for the first time in 21 years I am celebrating the beginning of the holiday season in another country/ countries. Here in England, Christmas is very important and you can see reminders of the holiday everywhere. … 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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Festivals (Danielle Costello)

There is a festival in Hyde Park that recently started called Winter Wonderland. It is the perfect thing to get everyone into the Christmas spirit. It plays Christmas music, has hot chocolate, and even ice skating; but has so much … Continue reading

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