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5 Months Can Change Your Life. (Laura Riley)

I’m not entirely sure where to start as I attempt to reflect on the last 5 months that I spent abroad. The experience opened my eyes, built me, and changed me. It was easier than I expected, but at the … Continue reading

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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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Wandering Thoughts (Alexis Redig)

Original post date: 11 December 2012 While walking home from dinner with a few of my friends tonight I was constantly reminded of the many things I am going to miss when I leave Florence on Saturday. I am so … Continue reading

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Different Perspectives (Liam McDonnell)

Studying abroad has made me look at my life in a different perspective. For instance, life in America is far easier than life abroad but that’s not to say that it is better.  Being abroad helped me to improve my … Continue reading

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Ready or Not (Leah Zwiers)

I had started my countdown to go home right around the halfway point. It wasn’t that I was ready to leave, just that I was ready to go home (as if that makes any sense at all). I so badly … Continue reading

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Some Great Craic (Kathryn Jamieson)

It is crazy to think that just 3 ½ short months ago I was nervously packing as much as I could into 2 suitcases for a semester abroad. I think studying abroad in Dublin, Ireland was so far one of … Continue reading

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Me, Myself, and I (Rob Fulton)

Dear Future ‘Study Abroaders’, I am writing this letter as a warning to all of you.  Actually the word ‘warning’ seems harsh, call it more of an advisement.  If you choose to go abroad, which you definitely should, I would … Continue reading

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How to Feel (Krista Hove)

Originally I was going to write my last blog on how it felt to return home from Italy, however I have not yet left. I will be getting home in two days and I am full of many mixed emotions. … Continue reading

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Sometimes You Have to Laugh (Casey Olson)

So let’s begin by stating that most people travel abroad because they are open to risk.  When making a decision to travel, there has to be knowledge that not everything is going to be perfect and that’s what makes it … Continue reading

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Roma per Sempre (AJ Fedoruk)

With only a couple hours left here in Rome for the semester I truly say this has been the best decision of my life to study/travel/ explore abroad. I cannot really put into words this how unbelievable this past three … Continue reading

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