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Federico Mosconi: A Traveler’s Guide To Europe

Traveling is the biggest aspect of a study abroad experience. Although academics should also be a focus, I feel that many people go study abroad to then travel to other places. Of course I encourage it but before you plan out your whole “study abroad semester travel extravaganza” here’s a couple of things to consider. ...

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Federico Mosconi: Weihnachtsmarkt

It’s the time of year where the holidays are in full swing. Unfortunately, Thanksgiving isn’t a holiday in Germany but they redeem themselves in the weeks leading up to Christmas. The start of the advent marks the openings of countless christmas markets all across the nation. These “Weihnachtsmarkt” as they are called in German are ...

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Alexander Smith: Co-op Tasks while Abroad

  Hello again! As promised, here is another blog post for your reading enjoyment. This post I want to focus on something that I have found to really be a bit of a struggle to deal with while abroad: that is, applying for and interviewing for co-op jobs. Since I am technically a pre-junior in ...

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Niacka Carty: Christmas Spirit in Madrid

Madrid is undeniably in the Christmas spirit. There are bands playing Christmas music on the streets, in metro stations and inside the trains. The Christmas decorations in Madrid are beautiful! I noticed that the city was preparing for Christmas decorations before Thanksgiving. There are not many where I live compared to the tourist areas. However, ...

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Corrine Mcandrews: Misunderstood Scotland

This semester has gone by so quickly. I can’t believe that it is already December. Final exams are on their way and so are deadlines for final essays. It is bittersweet, this time of year. Edinburgh has been so good to me. I’ve learned so much about the British and European culture. I’ve been taking ...

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Benjamin Saff: Standardized Tests

On a serious note, I want to talk a bit about the exam style here in Mannheim and also the general state of standardized exams in our education systems. Unfortunately there is too big of a focus on standardized test scores in our society today. In an excerpt from the book “Beyond Culture”, the Edward ...

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Alexander Smith: Drexel Tasks

Hello again! With the busyness of the last few weeks abroad and doing some final traveling, I realize I’ve gotten a bit behind on these blog posts, but expect to see a bunch coming the next few days/weeks. In this post, I want to talk a bit about keeping in touch with what is going ...

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Alexander Smith: Reisen- Travelling

Willkommen züruck to another blog post! While I have tried to focus most of my blog posts up to this point on things other than traveling, I do want to talk about some of the places I have traveled in Europe during my time here, and specifically to highlight some of the places that are ...

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Christopher Vito: Equatorial Guinea’s Waste Management

  On Monday, our group went out to see some of the waste management facilities as part of our Society & Environment class. This trip consisted of two locations that together handle all of the trash from Malabo. Generally speaking, Equatoguinean waste is not well managed. The first was the “landfill” on the outskirts of ...

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Greta Jusyte: Thanksgiving and other updates!

Last Thursday, the exchange students organized a Thanksgiving away from home. It was really great because the Americans at Sciences Po had an opportunity to share a part of their cultural traditions and the non-Americans were able to celebrate Thanksgiving for the first time. We all signed up to bring a particular food or dish ...