Category Archives: Student Post

I Want to Ride My Bicycle

I biked in Copenhagen!!! Granted, it was only from the bike shop around the corner back to my home on Store Kannikestraede, but still I biked!  I was going very slowly and definitely had a ridiculous look on my face. … Continue reading

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Twas the Night Before Classes

Orientation is officially over because classes start tomorrow! This also means I have reading to do, so I’m going to make a short list of observations and another short list of things I’m excited for. Observations: 1.  Cobblestones are equally … Continue reading

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The Inquisition Museum

Last Saturday, we went to Córdoba. For those of you that don’t know, Córdoba is located about an hour to the North-East of Sevilla, and like Sevilla, is heavily influenced by Hispanic-Muslim architecture and culture. The city is small, but … Continue reading

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From China to Williamsburg

I travelled a lot before coming to College of William & Mary, but I never had the opportunity to live in another country.  The past four months living in Williamsburg has been an amazing opportunity to experience American culture firsthand. … Continue reading

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Live As Your Champion

I was lying on the hospital bed, smelling bleach; all I could hear was the sound of silence and the sobs of my mother. The doctors had just drilled my pelvis and took a tube of my bone marrow for … Continue reading

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The Funeral

We bounced down a dirt road, the driver navigating around potholes so big they threatened to swallow our van whole. We turned off onto an even narrower road with steep sides giving way to flooded rice fields. I could hear … Continue reading

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Putting On The Suit

“¿Entiendes?” It’s one of the most common questions you hear as a non-native speaker in a room full of Spanish speakers. “Do you understand?” As somebody who has studied Spanish since the age of seven, and lived in Argentina for … Continue reading

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Learning to Walk Again

I almost died while studying Arabic in Amman last summer.  At least that’s what it felt like.  There were three of us in the backseat of a taxi driving up a hill.  We could see the other taxi at the … Continue reading

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The World Is A Book

“The world is a book and those who do not travel read only a page.” Reflecting on this summer, the words of St Augustine start bouncing around my mind. To travel is to better understand the world in which one … Continue reading

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An Ecuadorian Adventure

I was on a bus tour in Cuenca, Ecuador and I didn’t have my camera. Frustrated with my perpetual forgetfulness, I sat on the top level of the double decker bus, irritably watching the sun nestle into the mountains peppered with … Continue reading

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