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SEOUL: Student festivals

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October 9, 2014

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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

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October 8, 2014

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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

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October 7, 2014

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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...

PERTH –> BALI

PERTH –> BALI

October 6, 2014

Quito –> Tiputini

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October 6, 2014

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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...

DUBROVNIK: Croatian humor

DUBROVNIK: Croatian humor

September 30, 2014

MADRID –> BARCELONA

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September 28, 2014

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Last weekend I went to Barcelona with a few people from my university. It was more than a seven-hour bus ride away, but it seemed like a nice place to go for a weekend trip.Barcelona is a city in the Catalonia region in Spain....

PERTH: Not quite British, not quite American

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September 28, 2014

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According to my countdown app, I only have two months left here. It’s really weird to think of going home when I feel like I’ve finally gotten into a solid routine here.The people I live with have definitely become my dysfunc...

QUITO: Ama la Vida

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September 26, 2014

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I’ve been in Ecuador for one month exactly. This is going to sound crazy, but I don’t know if I’ve ever been happier. Don’t get me wrong, this country has some weird quirks, but the culture, the people and the carefree, life-loving attitude make up for...

QUITO –> SALASAKA

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September 23, 2014

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This past weekend I had a new experience: time travel. Another exchange student from the United States and I signed up for this trip to go to Salasaka, Ecuador with our university. We didn’t really know what the trip inclu...

DUBROVNIK: Sensory overload (in a good way)

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September 23, 2014

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My first week in Dubrovnik can be summed up in just a few short words. It was an amazing, confusing, captivating, beautiful, breathtaking, overwhelming, stressful, thrilling whirlwind of an adventure.Okay, so maybe that isn’t ...

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