DYLAN JOYNER | CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA | POST 1

DYLAN JOYNER | CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA | POST 1

Featured image: I went paragliding from the top of Signal Hill, which required me sprinting really fast down a hill and hoping that the wind would catch me. It did.   Far and Aweh: “On Race” A few weeks ago my friend J told me about an encounter she had with one of her sister’s South African friends. J is more obviously black than I am. Her skin retains more color and her hair is more textured than my own….

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ALLEGRA DENOOYER | PARIS, FRANCE | POST 1

ALLEGRA DENOOYER | PARIS, FRANCE | POST 1

Featured image: Père Lachaise cemetery in Paris, where my friends and I tried to resurrect Jim Morrison last weekend. We’re hoping to see him again within 30 days. The day I arrived in Bordeaux, France, my host family threw a dinner party with some friends and we began eating dinner at midnight. I was exhausted from not having slept on the plane ride over, groggy from my three-hour afternoon nap, and incredibly jet-lagged. Needless to say, I don’t remember any…

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JAEWON KANG | STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN | POST 1

JAEWON KANG | STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN | POST 1

Featured image: Pier in Gamla Stan, “Old Town,” overlooking the Baltic Sea I just wanted to start off by saying that just because you are pre-med, doesn’t mean you can’t go abroad too! I didn’t even plan on studying abroad, because I was told that it was too difficult to go JYA if I was pre-med, since there were so many requirements. Then towards the middle of the fall semester, I found a program called DIS Stockholm that had a…

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JONATHAN HAZIN | MADRID, SPAIN | POST 1

JONATHAN HAZIN | MADRID, SPAIN | POST 1

Featured image: Looking out at the neighborhood of Salamanca, Madrid Going into the college process way back in Spring 2015, I knew that wherever I went I would want to study abroad my junior year. Maybe not for the whole year – one only gets to spend four years at college (if everything goes as planned, anyway) – but definitely for one semester. I had a few years of Spanish behind me from high school and middle school, and though…

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AIDAN ZOLA | PARIS, FRANCE | POST 1

AIDAN ZOLA | PARIS, FRANCE | POST 1

Featured image: standing on top of the Dune du Pilat during an excursion in Bordeaux The other day as I was video chatting a friend from home, she asked me to describe Paris. After some moments of reflection, the best I could come up with was: Paris? It’s, uh, very Parisian. And though at the time it sounded silly, I later realized that it was true. Paris is very Parisian. Here, the people smell nice, but aren’t always as outwardly…

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ELIZABETH ROBERTSON | ST ANDREWS, SCOTLAND | POST 1

ELIZABETH ROBERTSON | ST ANDREWS, SCOTLAND | POST 1

Featured Image: [St. Andrew’s Pier, location of the famous Pier Walk that occurs after Church services on Sundays] The hardest part about a trip for me is before the trip even begins. Pre-trip anxiety totally crushes my previously held excitement about a global adventure. As a frequent world traveler, one would expect that the pre-trip anxiety would be quelled over time. However, days before heading out to study abroad in Scotland, it hit me hard. I’ve been to Scotland twice…

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