Wenjie Xie | London, England | Post 4

Wenjie Xie | London, England | Post 4

 Featured image: Iconic view of London’s skyline taken from the London Eye All these months later, what have I brought back with me from my journey abroad? For one, I have gotten more sleep this semester than I have in the two and half years I’ve spent at Vassar. Having class for two days a week meant that I could sleep in until 2 or 3 p.m. several days a week. It also meant having a lot of free time…

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Noah Purdy | Paris, France | Post 5

Noah Purdy | Paris, France | Post 5

Featured image: A dramatic landscape during a visit to Chantilly with my host parents. I’ve never been great at good-byes. I often leave events early, I’m quick on the phone and I avoid the long, drawn-out farewells that some family members and friends seem to adore. So, as I face my impending departure from Paris (I write this on my penultimate day in France, a rainy Saturday), I’ve been struggling to wrap my head around leaving a city that has…

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Maria Bell | Exeter, England | Post 7

Maria Bell | Exeter, England | Post 7

Featured photo: Students in Munich watching the sunset on the bridge over the railroad tracks. In the last five weeks, I have been to seven European countries and eight major cities. I’ve stayed in seven youth hostels, a rural Bavarian air B&B, and the homes of three different third cousins of my mother. The April of my junior year was atypical to say the least. Despite possessing little concern for religion these days, UK universities have a month-long “Easter Break”…

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ISABEL MORRISON | MENDOZA, ARGENTINA | POST 3

ISABEL MORRISON | MENDOZA, ARGENTINA | POST 3

Featured image: Rows of grapevines growing in Maipú, Mendoza Greetings from Mendoza! I have now been here for more than two months and time is flying by. I have finally figured out the very different academic system, made friends, and become accustomed to everyday life here. One thing that I have learned a lot about here is wine—I arrived in Argentina knowing next to nothing about it because I turned 21 after leaving the U.S. The Mendoza province is famous…

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