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A Comparative Europe

Recently, I stumbled upon a post on Instagram that compared major American cities (namely New York City and Los Angeles) to London, the largest city in the United Kingdom. While the post was intended to help readers deciding on which city to live, it had a different impact on me. This post inspired me to ...

Every Rose has its Thorn

When I first got here, my friend asked me what my roses and thorns were. I had no idea what she was talking about. She explained that back at home, everyday her and her family would list the roses, which were the good/best things that happened in the day, and the thorns, which were the ...

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The Cambodian Experience

The bus arrives at Phnom Penh, the capital of Cambodia. We are not going to stay here long; we only have a day to look around. We decide to spend that day sightseeing. Some of us want to visit the night market while others want to visit the Cambodian genocide museum. After visiting the Vietnam ...

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Reminder: Florence is Fun

Since being in Florence, my friends and I would pass different places and just say that we had to go there. So this weekend, we decided it was time to start checking things off our list. Since it is midterm time and we have been busy with school work, we decided to go to dinner ...

Undergraduate Research And Career Opportunities

One of the major factors behind a successful study abroad experience is knowing a reason that primarily motivates you to study abroad. Because, if you don’t know why you want to spend an entire semester in a foreign land and a university, it becomes really difficult to make the most out of the opportunity. For ...

Making the Most of Abroad Experience

It is crazy how fast time goes by when studying abroad. Prior to coming, it felt like time was so slow and all the numerous questions about how this experience was going to be was constantly going around in my head. Then, I got here, adjusted, met a lot of cool people, and started to ...

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A day in Ho Chi Minh

Walking in the streets of Ho Chi Minh in the morning is quite the surreal experience. Motorbikes are everywhere around you. There are by far more motorbikes than there are cars on the streets. The more you start to pay attention at the people around you, the more you can understand certain cultural trends. I ...