Category Archives: Language

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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The Rural Experience (Austin Plier)

I am back from my rural experience and living in my quiet room in Cato Manor. Although it feels good to have my own bed, and to have a bath every day, rather than a bucket of hot water every … Continue reading

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The Parsely Massacre (Hannah Loppnow)

Yesterday after class our group headed off for a last-minute excursion to Dajabón which is an area that sits right on the border of the DR and Haiti. We crammed into the gua-gua (bus) and went on our merry way … 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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Living Worlds Apart (Pat Pederson)

My advice for students? Regardless of major or field of study, go abroad for at least a semester. The experience that I have had in Spain has been absolutely unbelievable and I have done more than I had originally planned and … Continue reading

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A Hodgepodge of Verbal Differences between Aussie and America! (Susan Hiller)

-It is very common when walking into a store to hear “How ya going” instead of the typical American welcome, “How are you doing today” -“Heaps” is a very common term used to describe “a lot” or “tons”.  For example in … 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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Amigos! Amici! Vänner! (Alessandra Mendez)

Studying in Europe (Spain) has been an amazing experience! I love it here because there is so much diversity and so many people from other countries studying here as well. One of the things I love about being here is … Continue reading

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Wait – How Do You Spell That? (Taylor Tencate)

Recently, I began my internship for Action Challenge, a company that plans adventure holidays around the world for other companies, corporations, and individuals in order to raise money for charities.  As a new intern for the company, I have done … Continue reading

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Cheers Mate! (Katie Baumgartner)

Prior to coming to London to study abroad I did not think that I would have any trouble with a language barrier. I soon learned that British English can be a lot different than American English. I recognized this when … Continue reading

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