Category: Summer 2016

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NINE | Red Dresses and Chocolate Waffles

We lucked out. For our dual city program, we had a gap between our last day in Berlin and our first day in London. Translation: that meant we had six free days. We intended to use it. 29.07.2016 In the past six days, my friend and I have seen swirling red dresses and consumed an ...

Dancing Dragons in London: Oxford Commas and Goings

This weekend we decided to explore the countryside for a bit outside of London and took the train up to Oxford. Before we departed, we found the famous Paddington Bear statues in the train station! The trip there was filled with views of British cows, golden rolling plains, and adorable homes. It took us almost ...

Dancing Dragons in London: Moving and Being Moved

Our fifth week in London marked the first week of our two-week international intensive hosted at Trinity Laban. For these two weeks we participate in technique classes from 9:30 a.m. until 5:45 p.m. taking a variety of styles of our choosing. My schedule begins with Pilates, a mind-body practice focused on breathing, strengthening the internal ...

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EIGHT | Auf Wiedersehen

22.07.2016 I’m in a minor state of denial that my time in Berlin is running down to hours. As you read this, I’m sure you’ve experienced something similar. So, I’ll be brief. For me, I don’t handle endings well. Whether it’s turning the last page of a book or saying goodbye to someone, I never liked ...

Dancing Dragons in London: “It’s Getting Better all the Time” –The Beatles, 1967

Last week we ventured off to do what every music loving, London visitor does- walk across Abbey Road, as seen on the 1969 Beatles album cover, Abbey Road. However, we were sadly misguided by the tube stop on the DLR named Abbey Road. In fact so many people do this that there is a sign ...

Allez Les Bleues: Bastille Weekend

I have watched fireworks at LEAST once a year,  since the year I was born. With that said I thought I had already seen the most impressive fireworks and I believed that there was not much else that would amaze me. I was proved wrong on Thursday. As part of the Bastille Day celebration my friends and I ...

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SEVEN |Salzburg

This post is for the Salzburg crew. Thank you, Rizwana and Chandni, for a wonderful, musical weekend! 19.07.2016 There are moments during my program where I feel like a light bulb turns on and the fog lifts for a moment. It’s a whisper that says, “I’m here. I’m actually here.” Over the weekend, the whisper ...

SIX | Money Matters

13.07.2016 I’m not going to lie to you. Studying abroad is expensive (for the average student). From committing to flight tickets to purchasing a transport pass, you’re going to drop money. And this doesn’t include your tuition bill back at your home university! Knowing this, I made peace with myself the day accepted my program. ...

Dancing Dragons in London: Space to Create

We started our third and final choreography session with Marina by simply moving through the space in the room. We then sat out and watched the rest of the dancers move slowly through the space, stopping them when they were all in a position that intrigued us. We called these pauses “images” and asked the ...

FIVE | Free Time, Me Time

Sunday, 10.7.2016 Group adventures are a lot fun. You get to meet people, joke around, and experience every moment together. You feel a part of something and in this case, I feel like I’m part of a close-nit family thousands of miles away from home. Family Photo – Smile! With all its benefits, group outings ...