Category Archives: Semester/Year Abroad

Ready. Set. Go.

After months of anticipation, fear, and excitement, the day has finally come. Today I leave for Scotland. I can honestly say that since I received my acceptance letter last spring, I have gone through more emotions than I thought possible. … 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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Igniting the Passion

For as long as I can remember, I have been drawn to foreign languages and cultures, attributing my interest not only to my multi-ethnic family, but also, perhaps surprisingly, to my solely English-speaking upbringing.  Throughout my childhood, I had exposure … Continue reading

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W&M Study Abroad: Transformative Summer Semester

For many William & Mary students, the most intense semester of the year is summer. They are studying abroad–struggling with languages, with nuances of cultures and, perhaps, with what it means to be a person of privilege in this world. … Continue reading

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Keeping Cities Green in Crowded Hong Kong

Recent decades marked a landmark shift in human history—for the first time ever, more people lived in urban areas than in rural areas. There are currently 500 cities with over a million residents and Hong Kong is climbing that list … Continue reading

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A New Friend In Scotland

When Molly MacPherson ’12 returned to the University of St Andrews for a spring break visit, she brought along a new friend to see the sites, including the famous pier and harbor.

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Buyers and Cellars: Business Students Learn From South African Vineyards

Student Photo: Nick Hamilton, Drake University Back in Cape Town, business students headed to Warwick Estates in the famed Cape Winelands with Dr. Alysse Morton, this semester’s professor of Operations Management and Global Management. Morton, a Semester at Sea alumna … Continue reading

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Breathe In, Breathe Out

Don’t panic. It is 10 a.m. on a Monday morning. Every wide-eyed, exhausted international study abroad student has been corralled into a multipurpose room on the ground level of the Great Hall at the University of Exeter, located in Devon … Continue reading

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Bamboo, Bikes, and Business Class

In a place where bamboo is plentiful but personal transportation can be scarce, there’s a bike company creating amazing things from the local land. Semester at Sea business and marketing students took a trip to Bamboosero to see how innovative … Continue reading

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My Internship in Rome, Spring 2011

Last Spring, I spent an unforgettable semester abroad at John Cabot University in Rome. Although my courses at the university and my daily life in a foreign country allowed a certain level of immersion, I was nevertheless determined to experience … Continue reading

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