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QUITO: On a more serious note

Staff Blogger

October 27, 2014

Racism isn’t just a phenomenon in the United States, and I knew this, but it’s manifested very differently in Ecuador.In the U.S., we are constantly hosting discussions on the topic. We explore ways to end racism, and we ...

SEOUL: Winter is coming

Staff Blogger

October 23, 2014

Seoul breathes. Despite being one of the world's largest and most sprawling metropolises, the city does not seem to be quite as suffocating as other major cities.The neighborhoods of Seoul are not very condensed and form more of ...

MADRID: A lesson in stereotypes

Staff Blogger

October 10, 2014

In my "Current International Issues from a Spanish Perspective" class, we’ve been discussing Spanish stereotypes and stereotypes of other cultures around the world. The first thing that my classmates brought up about Spain ...

SEOUL: Student festivals

Staff Blogger

October 9, 2014

Student festivals are a large part of university culture in South Korea. It is a time when students are allowed to relax and encouraged to mingle. They represent their clubs through small shops and games and later in the night watc...

QUITO: Not everything can be perfect

Staff Blogger

October 8, 2014

Well I checked something off my bucket list that I didn’t realize was on there: file a police report in a foreign country. Before I freak anyone out, I’m fine. I’m just short an Ecuadorian phone and have been humbled a little. My friend is in a little b...

MADRID: Study Abroad and Tooth Aches

Staff Blogger

October 7, 2014

Nobody likes to go to the dentist. The same is true for the dentist while studying abroad in another country. I was unfortunate enough to have the thrilling opportunity to navigate the Spanish dental system this week. One of my m...



October 6, 2014

Quito –> Tiputini

Staff Blogger

October 6, 2014

In all seriousness, where did this week go?I guess a constant flow of meeting new people, having new, exciting cultural experiences and staying up late to finish homework will make the time fly. This past weekend I went to wh...

Sea kayaking on the Adriatic with my roommate. What a beautiful and tiring experience!

DUBROVNIK: Croatian humor

September 30, 2014

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