Kelsey Quinn | York, England | Post 4

Kelsey Quinn | York, England | Post 4

As much as I’ve been trying to ignore the fact that study abroad is not forever, sitting down to write this last blog forces me to acknowledge that my time in England is drawing to a close. I still have about half a month left in the UK, but my school term ends next week. Today I had my last seminar, which means that I’m basically now in what I (and other U.S. college students) know as finals week. However,…

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Lizzie Bennett | Samoa | Post 6

Lizzie Bennett | Samoa | Post 6

Well, I’ve made it. The program has officially ended, and pretty soon I’ll be getting to say fa soifua to Samoa. Our papers were turned in and presented, we said goodbye to our families in Lotofaga, and I’ve embarked on a quest for gifts. As I find ways to pack my life back into 23 kilograms of checked baggage, I reflect on the three months that have passed. I start by asking myself how I got here. The night before…

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Christa Ventresca | Glasgow, Scotland | Post 4

Christa Ventresca | Glasgow, Scotland | Post 4

The semester is starting to draw to a close. This is my final blog post for Far and Away, which is kind of funny because I do not actually leave Glasgow for good until December 20th. But it is starting to hit me that I am going to have to leave and return to the states eventually. Before I get into that though, I want to talk about my various adventures around Europe that I have been on the past…

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James Falino | Bolivia | Post 4

James Falino | Bolivia | Post 4

Greetings from Bolivia! I am writing to you from the airport in La Paz, on our way to Cochabamba where we will meet our homestay families and spend the majority of our remaining time. Speaking Spanish has been so rewarding, and I am excited for a new city and a chance to immerse myself with the language in my new home. But first, let me take a few steps back from where I left off – on the train ride…

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