SUMIKO NEARY | SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL | POST 3

SUMIKO NEARY | SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL | POST 3

Featured image: Me and my friends in front of one of the many murals at the artful Vila Madalena neighborhood. São Paulo has such incredible street art, and this is just some of it! Hello from Brazil! I’m currently at the bus station waiting for the bus that will take me and my friends to Rio for the Easter weekend, which is a 4-day weekend here! (Our Brazilian program coordinator brought chocolates for us all today! Isn’t she the sweetest?!)…

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BEN GREGORY | BARRIGÓN, PANAMA | POST 3

BEN GREGORY | BARRIGÓN, PANAMA | POST 3

Featured image: A Panama cross-branded tree frog we found while frogging in a creek on our very last night of group field work in El Valle. Last night at about 10:30 we finished our final field work as a group for the whole semester! It’s surprising how quickly the time has gone, especially in the last few weeks. Since our last stay in Panama City, where we finished up our Spanish classes, we have been out traveling the country again,…

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OLIVIA KEANE | SANTIAGO, CHILE | POST 2

OLIVIA KEANE | SANTIAGO, CHILE | POST 2

Featured image: A mural at Escuela La Victoria that reads “Public, Free, and Quality Education“ After 36 days in Chile, I can proudly report that I’ve only led my friends astray on the metro five times! We have one more week in Santiago before traveling, so here’s hoping I don’t make it six. Now that I have a routine and can (usually) find my way around, the days and weeks are flying by. For the month of March, my schedule…

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SASHA LUCKAU | MOSCOW, RUSSIA | POST 2

SASHA LUCKAU | MOSCOW, RUSSIA | POST 2

Featured image: Part of the Rostov Kremlin in Veliky Rostov, where I traveled to a few weeks ago. Stage two of my study abroad journey: welcome to culture shock! From everything I’ve read about the stages of study abroad, I can tell I’ve reached the point (which occurs around a month in) where the rose-colored glasses have slid down my nose, and I’m starting to notice cultural differences about Russia that I hadn’t until now. Learning a foreign language is…

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