Category Archives: Semester/Year Abroad

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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Tea and Biscuits

Have you ever had to explain to someone what an American biscuit is? It’s difficult! I have been in St Andrews for about three days now and I’ve been trying to integrate British vocabulary into my speech so I am … 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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Classes, Traveling, and a Whole Lot of Walking

13 September, 2011 So!  I have now had all of my classes at least once, and I think it should be an interesting semester.  I LOVE my Italian class–there are only five of us, and my professor is really cool … 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: Kangaroo Island, Australia

June 13, 2011 Kangaroo Island was magical. I feel like my entire study abroad experience was justified by this one utterly unreal week. The trip was sponsored by Conservation Volunteers Australia, and there were seven of us: a big guy … 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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Describing Sevilla

Before leaving Sevilla, I had mixed feelings about whether or not I was ready to come home after four (seemingly) short months in Spain. I missed my friends, family and American food terribly, but on the other hand, I was … Continue reading

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