Ian Snyder | Oxford, England | Post 3

Ian Snyder | Oxford, England | Post 3

My study abroad experience has turned into much more abroad and a lot less study. I have completed my first Hilary term tutorials in genetics and immunology and am currently on my six-week break between terms. Immediately following the completion of my tutorials, I traveled to Madrid, where I stayed with my friend Gabi Mintz ’17 and also hung out with Bian Zheng ’17. We traveled extensively around the city, went to a dance class, took a sky tour over…

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Shereen Sodder | Bologna, Italy | Post 4

Shereen Sodder | Bologna, Italy | Post 4

I have basically a month left in Bologna, which means that I’m almost at the end of classes, and I’ve even started taking some finals. The only one I’ve taken so far was for my Unibo course, which was an oral exam that counted for my whole grade. This test, as described by the professor, seemed like it was going to be pretty chill, but during the actual test the professor asked me the most random questions that were literally…

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Alexa Jordan | London, England | Post 5

Alexa Jordan | London, England | Post 5

As I write this final entry, the day after my program ended,  I’m curled up on a couch in a lounge at London Heathrow Airport—my new favorite airport—trying to wrap my head around how quickly these last three months flew by.  So let me fill you in on the happenings of my final weeks here before I talk about all my musings and feelings and lessons I’ve learned and things I wish I’d known, etc. In my last few weeks…

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Nicole Howell | Paris, France | Post 4

Nicole Howell | Paris, France | Post 4

As of April 8th, I have exactly one month left before I leave Paris and return to the States. I say this in every blog post that I’ve written so far, but the time is flying by so fast that I can hardly process it. I know that I will be so happy to be back at home with my friends and family, but the thought of already having to say goodbye to Paris is a sad one that I’m…

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Jessica Roden | Copenhagen, Denmark | Post 4

Jessica Roden | Copenhagen, Denmark | Post 4

The recent bombings in Brussels have jolted me from my carefree study abroad experience and into the world of terror. I know that I am hypocritical for mentioning this attack and not the countless others occurring around the globe, and I hate the media and our society’s priorities for the unequal coverage of each attack, but I am going to talk about Brussels because it is more personal to my experience here. A little over a week before the bombs…

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Elizabeth Dean | London, England | Post 6

Elizabeth Dean | London, England | Post 6

As my time in the UK comes to a close, it’s time for me to reflect on my time here. In fact, as part of the Vassar in London program, I have to work on an independent project that reflects on some aspect of my time abroad and uses London as an inspiration. For my project, I’ve decided to study writers’ houses in the greater London area, as well as other site of literary legacies—libraries, museum exhibits, etc. I’m fortunate…

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Alexa Jordan | London, England | Post 4

Alexa Jordan | London, England | Post 4

Hi! So this entry is almost entirely photos, because I have so many that I wanted to share. But I DO have some last musings and revelations coming up in my next blog—the last! A very big special thank you to Kelsey for letting me add one more! Blogging this incredible, incredible experience has added so much to my time here and I’ve loved being able to reflect on it along the way like this. Happy Spring!