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Benjamin Saff: Study Abroad “Experience”

How was your study abroad experience? What were your favorite things about your experience abroad? – These are questions people may ask on my return home. And yes I could give a simple answer like “Oh well some of my favorite things about the experience have been making great friendships, experiencing new foods and exploring ...

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Niacka Carty: Papa Noel

A part from completing coursework while in Madrid, I also teach English to primary school children. It is very informal and can be thought of as private lessons. Twice a week for an hour each lesson, I play games with two Spanish boys ages six and seven. The overall goal is to build their confidence ...

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Federico Mosconi: Studying in Mannheim Part II

As I alluded to, the level of interaction is something that is very different. In the business courses at Mannheim there is no interaction between students and professors. The main problem is that there are no homework assignments or projects during the semester that get the class involved. The course is just made up of ...

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Federico Mosconi: Studying in Mannheim Part I

This week marks the last week of classes for me. The semester is winding down and exams are a couple of weeks away. With the end in sight, I’m going to talk about the academic experience in Germany. I waited to write about the academics here at Mannheim because I didn’t want to jump to ...

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Christopher Vito: Thanksgiving Dinner

  Since we’re in a country that isn’t America, Thanksgiving is not commonly celebrated here. So we were looking for a way to celebrate this holiday in spite of that, but, needless to say, it wasn’t simple. We considered going to a few different places and ordering a bunch of chicken. We also considered ordering ...

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Niacka Carty: Urban vs Suburban High Schools

Since visiting La Jarosa, I became interested in the other close by towns. I visited another reservoir last weekend, Valmayor, with one of my roommates. It was organized by the housing agency with which I leased an apartment. Apparently, there is literally an event every weekend to explore other neighboring parts of Spain. The Valmayor ...

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Niacka Carty: A Public WC (Water Closet) – Quite Literally

I enjoy walking around my neighborhood and seeing the various restaurants and specialized shops. It can almost be the equivalent of site seeing. Additionally, I live in a neighborhood that hosts one of the most popular shopping malls in Madrid, El Corte Inglés. It reminds me of Macy’s store and in particular, the Macy’s in ...

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Corrine Mcandrews: Thanksgiving in Scotland

The amount of American students studying abroad here in Edinburgh, Scotland is overwhelming. We almost seem to occupy an entire building in the student accommodations here in Bainfield. We feel more at home because of that. Of course, tonight we had to do a Thanksgiving thing to feel like we were not missing out on ...

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Alexis Pozonsky: Reflections

When you’re growing up, you have this idea that time moves slowly. Nothing ever moves fast enough. You’re continually asking “are we there yet?!” to your parents’ horror and annoyance. At least for me, I spent most of my childhood itching to get out, to explore, to see what else the world had in store ...

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Christopher Vito: River Walk

Today we walked along a river named Consul in Malabo as a field trip for our Society & Environment class. The reason for this is its pollution. People talk about the Schuylkill and the Hudson and the Potomac being nasty, but this is a COMPLETELY different level. In most parts, the river bank is made ...