Noah Purdy | Paris, France | Post 4

Noah Purdy | Paris, France | Post 4

Featured image: A lovely day trip to Lyon, land of silk and rich cuisine, included a visit to two Roman amphitheaters dating from the 1st century BCE. Recently, while walking back to their apartment from the metro after a dinner out with my host parents, my host mom asked me if I remembered walking home with them my very first night in Paris after they took me on the metro route I’d need to get to school the next day….

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Chris Allen | Clifden, Ireland | Post 4

Chris Allen | Clifden, Ireland | Post 4

Featured image: The beautiful Connemara at dawn is something else – it’s Dawnemara. As a friend named Jeff once said, a semester abroad is a paradox: it feels like two weeks, but also feels like a lifetime. It’s typically about the same length of time as a semester on campus, but the new settings and classes zoom by at double speed. It seems like it was only yesterday that I lethargically stumbled off of an overnight Aer Lingus flight into…

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BRENDAN WIRTH | KØBENHAVN, DANMARK | POST 2

BRENDAN WIRTH | KØBENHAVN, DANMARK | POST 2

Featured Image: Frosted tips are back, baby Okay, I take back what I said about Danmark being cold. Danmark is not cold. Danmark is actually quite warm. You know what’s cold? Grønland (Greenland). Specifically inland Grønland. Even more specifically, Kangerlussuaq, Grønland. Grønland is technically part of the Danish Kingdom, so I guess Danmark could still be considered cold; most Danes will claim that Grønland is still part of Danmark, but most Greenlanders would say otherwise—more on that later. I can’t…

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Maria Bell | Exeter, England | Post 6

Maria Bell | Exeter, England | Post 6

Featured image: Max Gate, the house Thomas Hardy built in Dorset and where wrote Tess of the Durbervilles and other works; Courtesy of Geograph. Being an English major, it’s obvious I love reading novels. I’m also an overly curious person. This means that engaging with a story isn’t enough for me. I want to know about the person behind that story. I want to know what experiences and influences in their life brought them to write this particular tale. Yes, I…

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