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ANGERS –> VIENNA: Where’s the Edelweiss?

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March 12, 2014

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Somewhere between all the screenings of "The Sound of Music" twice daily, every day of my childhood, I fell in love with a Austria; or, at least, I feel in love with my idea of Austria.So naturally I jumped at the opportunity...

PRESTON: Fish and chips and other food

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March 5, 2014

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So, in honor of Fat Tuesday, let’s talk about food…Yes, fish and chips are a thing. A massive thing. Fish and chips in every pub, fish and chips food stands, fish and chips specialties depending on the region… all the f...

COPENHAGEN: Why is Denmark considered the happiest country in the world?

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March 5, 2014

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Why is Denmark considered the happiest country in the world?Perhaps it is because there is a strong social fabric, a result of their homogenous society.The criteria for the report on happiness includes factors such as health and...

ANGERS: Midterms Abroad

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March 3, 2014

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It's 5:31 pm and midterms still suck.This was the most hellish week since I’ve been here, and the only thing that got me through it was knowing that I would be in Vienna, Austria just a few days later.I knew that this was a s...

ANGERS: Detour in Ancenis

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February 27, 2014

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Although this past weekend featured a very historically enriched Saturday with an educationally enlightening excursion to Mount St. Michel and the beautiful medieval port town of St. Malo, this post is dedicated to my Friday tri...

COPENHAGEN: Wait, I’m 21

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February 17, 2014

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In honor of turning 21 and it not really mattering, I’m going to talk about an aspect of Danish alcohol culture that has interested me lately: teenage drinking. The teenage drinking culture here is pretty shocking compared ...

COPENHAGEN: Marius the Giraffe

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February 14, 2014

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I’m sure you have heard Denmark in the news lately for something other than the Goldman Sachs deal and their underwhelming performance in the Olympics thus far.Due to concerns of in-breeding in the captive population, the Copenhagen Zoo killed a giraffe. They then proceeded to invite spect...

ANGERS: Sunday struggles

ANGERS: Sunday struggles

February 13, 2014

PRESTON: St. Walburge’s

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February 12, 2014

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After three weeks in Preston, I finally visited one of its greatest historical buildings: St. Walburge’s Catholic Church. As an anxious exchange student and as a fairly devout Catholic, I had done a little research on St. W...

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