Shereen Sodder | Bologna, Italy | Post 5

Shereen Sodder | Bologna, Italy | Post 5

I’m writing this as I sit in the Budapest airport on my way back from my last overnight trip this semester (if you go abroad to Europe, go there. It’s cheap and beautiful and there are thermal baths. #dreams), almost a week after finishing all of my finals (the last one was May 11, lol @ VC finals week). My studying time for my last two finals was interrupted by my parents visiting and my spending five days in Lago…

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Morgan Strunsky | Exeter, England | Post 5

Morgan Strunsky | Exeter, England | Post 5

It is with a heavy but optimistic heart that I write this, my final blog post abroad. Time certainly flies when you’re trying desperately to assimilate into a culture that is not your own, as evidenced by the last five months that are more of a blur than a memory. But that’s not to say that my stretch in Exeter has not lived up to every expectation: I’ve made new friends, learned new things, had new experiences, and explored new…

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Jessica Roden | Copenhagen, Denmark | Post 5

Jessica Roden | Copenhagen, Denmark | Post 5

I have enjoyed my time here in Copenhagen with DIS because of the structure that allows freedom to travel. Typically after two weeks of classes we have one week of break, and we have every Wednesday off for field trips. This schedule has allowed me to explore Europe and go to many more countries than I would have been able to if DIS were more traditionally structured. I visited some incredible places that will stay with me forever. The one…

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Nicole Howell | Paris, France | Post 5

Nicole Howell | Paris, France | Post 5

As I sit down to write this last blog post, I find myself reluctant to get started. As of a few hours ago, I have less than one week left in Paris before I hop on a plane back to the States. I’ve often felt throughout this semester that when I left I would be sad but nevertheless ready to leave, but I underestimated how quickly this semester would fly by. I feel like I just got here, but at…

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Morgan Strunsky | Exeter, England | Post 4

Morgan Strunsky | Exeter, England | Post 4

Of all the Hawaiian-shirt-wearing, polaroid-camera-toting, fanny-pack-strapping experiences I’ve had since being in England, my most touristy encounter thus far has come only recently, when I had the chance to visit the enigmatic Stonehenge. After arriving by train to Salisbury, I waited patiently at the nearby bus stop, the crowd around me growing steadily. In my hand I held my official all-access pass for a tour of Salisbury and the surrounding area, including Stonehenge. I hoped deep down inside that the…

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