JAEWON KANG | STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN | POST 2

JAEWON KANG | STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN | POST 2

Featured image: The Vasa, a Swedish warship that was salvaged from Stockholm harbor   I look at the clock. It reads 3:20 in the afternoon. My research block was supposed to end at 6:30, but I happened to finish early today. Realizing this, I quickly clean up my lab bench, run a probably-not-recommended, cursory check of my oocyte samples, and sprint outside to head home. Since it’s mid-afternoon, I’m expecting to walk outside, get hit by a swift Stockholm breeze…

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ALLEGRA DENOOYER | PARIS, FRANCE | POST 2

ALLEGRA DENOOYER | PARIS, FRANCE | POST 2

Featured image: The view from Centre Pompidou, a modern art museum in Paris. It finally happened: I joined a French gym. After being worn down by weeks of being harassed by French men while running on the streets near my apartment and realizing that it’s rapidly getting colder and darker in the mornings, I caved and got a gym membership. Much like everything else here, French gyms are smaller than American gyms. The weight room is unbelievably tiny and cramped,…

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JONATHAN HAZIN | MADRID, SPAIN | POST 2

JONATHAN HAZIN | MADRID, SPAIN | POST 2

Featured image: The stunning outside of the Guggenheim museum, designed by Frank Gehry.   While there is still plenty to write about Madrid, I would be remiss if I didn’t talk about a weekend trip I recently took to Bilbao. One of the nicest things about studying in Madrid is its centrality within Spain; by design, the capital city is quite literally in the geographic center of the Iberian Peninsula (Spain and Portugal), so traveling just about anywhere in Spain…

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AIDAN ZOLA | PARIS, FRANCE | POST 2

AIDAN ZOLA | PARIS, FRANCE | POST 2

Featured image: The Eiffel Tower at night, a few weeks ago Sometimes it’s hard for me to believe just how quickly my semester abroad is going. Between four classes, an internship, and exploring the city, time does not slow down unless you force it to. These pauses normally happen during a way-too-late-night conversation with a friend or when I have a moment to sit on a quiet park bench and journal. This also happened a few weeks ago when I…

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