Bianca Zarrella | Bonaire, Netherlands Caribbean | Post 3

Bianca Zarrella | Bonaire, Netherlands Caribbean | Post 3

This third post just about wraps up my time here on Bonaire. I finished my final exams last Thursday and now my classmates and I are finishing our publication of the 17th edition of Physis: Journal of Marine Science. This is a scientific journal that the students of CIEE research station on Bonaire coordinates. Other than this journal, our schoolwork is completed, so I have had the chance to explore a lot more of the island this past week. For…

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Hannah Harp | Copenhagen, Denmark | Post 3

Hannah Harp | Copenhagen, Denmark | Post 3

With just two weeks of class left, the semester is winding down already, and I am about to depart on my last week-long adventure to Scotland, with the Misc-famous Chris Brown! This adventure begins the last month of my semester here in Copenhagen, which is turning out to be a little more bittersweet than I would have expected. Mostly because I really didn’t think I would miss being abroad, but I can feel myself beginning to miss it as I…

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Chris Brown | Brighton, England | Post 3

Chris Brown | Brighton, England | Post 3

The theme of this blog is (cue the dramatic music) trying to survive in another country with not a lot of money! YAY! Recently, as the term has been winding down to somewhat of an end, I’ve been noticing the dollar amount in my bank account slowly creeping its way closer and closer to zero. It’s definitely a scary thought, but it’s taught me (sort of) how to be more responsible with my money, which is a skill I’m sure…

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Bianca Zarrella | Bonaire, Netherlands Caribbean | Post 2

Bianca Zarrella | Bonaire, Netherlands Caribbean | Post 2

Bon dia!! In Bonaire, that’s how I would say hello to you during the daylight hours. It is literally translated “good day” in Papiamentu, the native language here. People here are extremely friendly, and love explaining their favorite spots on the island and teaching their language and culture. By far, the most frequently used word is dushi, which means an array of things. You could say, pasa dushi wikent, meaning “have a nice weekend.” But dushi can also be used to describe food as…

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Lily Elbaum | Edinburgh, Scotland | Post 7

Lily Elbaum | Edinburgh, Scotland | Post 7

It’s been a busy couple of months, but it’s finally the last week of classes here. My last class is on Friday, and then I’m free for a whole month before the exam session begins. Even though it’s been a long time, this semester seems to have flown by. In less than two months I’ll be going back to the States, leaving Edinburgh – the city which has become my home. It feels weird, being around students who are only…

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