Category Archives: Outside Program

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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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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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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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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Guest Post: I’ve Got the Hunger

July 13, 2011 Every night I toss and turn, and I can feel my soul yearning with a hunger I cannot presently fulfill.   It has been two months since I’ve last satisfied this longing, and the serious void that has … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Jordan

July 10, 2011 You never quite know what to expect when you’re traveling by car in Jordan. Highway pavement can be very nice, smooth and well lit, especially in tourist areas, but it can also be bumpy or even smooth … Continue reading

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Forum 2000 Conference: Prague

October 12, 2011 Tuesday I had the immense privilege of attending talks and discussion panels at the Forum 2000 Conference that is held every year in Prague. It is an occasion that invites dignitaries, scholars, diplomats, and activists from around … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Parisian Thanksgiving

November 25, 2010 As you guys all know, today is Thanksgiving— or as it is crudely translated into French, le jour de l’action de grâce. This is my first Thanksgiving in all 21 of my Thanksgivings that I have been away from … Continue reading

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Indian Festivities

September 3, 2011 Technically this was the first week of school, but because of festivals on Wednesday and Thursday I still haven’t had all of my classes. Wednesday was Eid, which is the end of Ramazan during which Muslims fast. … Continue reading

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Guest Post: The Achey Sneaks Guide to Northern Italy

April 28, 2011 Welcome to Achey Sneaks Guide to Traveling Northern Italy (on a Budget)! Step 1: Choose your companions. Groups consisting of four or less are ideal. This allows you to easily sit together on train rides, at restaurants, … Continue reading

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