Category: Term Abroad

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Christopher Vito: Trip to the Beaches (Pt. 2)

  By the time we were done with the chocolate, the rain had let up a little bit so it was a good time to keep moving on to the beach. So we got back on the perfectly paved road and drove through the jungle for another 20 minutes or so until we came to ...

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Benjamin Saff: Belgium & Why You Should Visit

Ben in Belgium This past weekend, my friends and I stayed in Brussels, the capital of Belgium, over the weekend. We also were able to visit Bruges. This was a great experience for all of us. Before studying here, I had no plans to visit Belgium ever but I am so glad that I did. ...

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Corrine Mcandrews: A Month Already

I am completely sick and it’s my flat mate’s fault. All the people living in the student accommodation are sick. It’s horrible, but thankfully I’m sick while living in a beautiful city. I have been trying to see the bright side of things. I have been trying to stay optimistic. It has been a struggle ...

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Niacka Carty: More Observations

When I noticed that it is not customary for apartments in Madrid to have a dryer as well as a washer, I immediately thought of the South in the United States. An apartment in Madrid either has a washer in the kitchen or not. Summer in Madrid is dreadfully hot, which explains the lack of ...

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Christopher Vito: Arrival in Bioko (Pt 2: Scavenger Hunt

  On Sunday we were invited over to the Hilton Hotel on the island by a big time oil company executive whose company funds the Bioko Biodiversity Protection Program. That was super nice and we got lots of free food and drinks at a pool, but it’s not really why I came to Africa so ...

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Christopher Vito: Trip to the Beaches (Pt. 1: Chocolate)

  On Sunday, we took a trip to Arena Blanca, or the White Beaches, which is southeast relative to Malabo. Or at least that was our initial plan, before we woke up to torrential downpour. It is, after all, a rainforest so that really shouldn’t have been much of a surprise. And forget about planning ...

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Alexander Smith: Housing- Wohnen in Mannheim

  Hallo and welcome back to my blog! In this blog post, I want to focus on housing here in Mannheim. The housing here at the University of Mannheim differs from the way housing works in the United States, in a couple of different ways. One of the main differences between Mannheim and Drexel for ...

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Alexis Pozonsky: Adjusting….

Study abroad is the time of your life, right? The adventure of a lifetime, right?? It’s always going to be rainbows and butterflies, right!? Wrong. So, so wrong. Just as in life, studying abroad has its ups and downs, although when you’re in a foreign country, the variations tend to appear more intensely. After the ...

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Alexander Smith: Willkommen in Mannheim- Part 2

  Welcome back to the continuation of my blog post about the arrival and enrollment process here in Mannheim! After running around setting up bank accounts and getting the health insurance and enrollment squared away, the next day, we had to go back to a different place on campus to pick up our ecUM cards- ...

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Christopher Vito: Arrival In Bioko (Pt 1)

  I’ve been in Malabo, Bioko Island, Equatorial Guinea for almost a week now. I’ve got to do two of these a week, but our internet has been pretty unreliable. Our router is a tiny little box that somehow magically connects to the internet via satellite – sometimes. It was out for the first few ...