Category Archives: Relationships

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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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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The Irish (Liam McDonnell)

When thinking of Ireland the kindness of the people always comes to mind.  Upon coming here I was curious to see if this stereotype was actually true.  I quickly found that it was more than true.  Immediately we noticed a … Continue reading

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Life as a Cusqueñan (Caitlin Petersen)

My first really definable confrontation with the cultural differences between Peru and the U.S. came in the form of a birthday party.  My host Dad’s birthday party, that is.  I live with one other student from my volunteer group, Becca, … Continue reading

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If You’re Ever in Wisconsin… (Cindy Frisch)

Although we’ve been done with classes for a month, this Saturday marked the end of exams here in New Zealand. Bittersweet to say the least. Currently, out of the 6 of us in my flat, only one flatmate and I are left. … Continue reading

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Foreign Friends (Kathryn Jamieson)

I am so glad I chose Dublin as the place to study abroad. I love living in the city and also having plenty of countryside surrounding Dublin. There are 5 other St. Norbert students here with me; 4 of which … Continue reading

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Toledo: A Place to Pause and Reflect (Alyssa Wolan)

This week marks my fifth week in Toledo, Spain and I am still waiting to go through the normal stages of culture shock.  This is not to say that there are distinct differences between the Spanish culture and the American … 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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