Hannah Harp | Copenhagen, Denmark | Post 4

Hannah Harp | Copenhagen, Denmark | Post 4

I can count on one hand how many days are left in my program. I just finished my last assignment of the semester. My parents are arriving in a few days. The end is here. Four months ago, I counted the number of days in my program. One hundred and nineteen days of living in a new country, counted down one day at a time. Many of you probably read about how difficult I found the first month of my…

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Bianca Zarrella | Bonaire, Netherlands Caribbean | Post 3

Bianca Zarrella | Bonaire, Netherlands Caribbean | Post 3

This third post just about wraps up my time here on Bonaire. I finished my final exams last Thursday and now my classmates and I are finishing our publication of the 17th edition of Physis: Journal of Marine Science. This is a scientific journal that the students of CIEE research station on Bonaire coordinates. Other than this journal, our schoolwork is completed, so I have had the chance to explore a lot more of the island this past week. For…

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Hannah Harp | Copenhagen, Denmark | Post 3

Hannah Harp | Copenhagen, Denmark | Post 3

With just two weeks of class left, the semester is winding down already, and I am about to depart on my last week-long adventure to Scotland, with the Misc-famous Chris Brown! This adventure begins the last month of my semester here in Copenhagen, which is turning out to be a little more bittersweet than I would have expected. Mostly because I really didn’t think I would miss being abroad, but I can feel myself beginning to miss it as I…

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Chris Brown | Brighton, England | Post 3

Chris Brown | Brighton, England | Post 3

The theme of this blog is (cue the dramatic music) trying to survive in another country with not a lot of money! YAY! Recently, as the term has been winding down to somewhat of an end, I’ve been noticing the dollar amount in my bank account slowly creeping its way closer and closer to zero. It’s definitely a scary thought, but it’s taught me (sort of) how to be more responsible with my money, which is a skill I’m sure…

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Bianca Zarrella | Bonaire, Netherlands Caribbean | Post 2

Bianca Zarrella | Bonaire, Netherlands Caribbean | Post 2

Bon dia!! In Bonaire, that’s how I would say hello to you during the daylight hours. It is literally translated “good day” in Papiamentu, the native language here. People here are extremely friendly, and love explaining their favorite spots on the island and teaching their language and culture. By far, the most frequently used word is dushi, which means an array of things. You could say, pasa dushi wikent, meaning “have a nice weekend.” But dushi can also be used to describe food as…

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Lily Elbaum | Edinburgh, Scotland | Post 7

Lily Elbaum | Edinburgh, Scotland | Post 7

It’s been a busy couple of months, but it’s finally the last week of classes here. My last class is on Friday, and then I’m free for a whole month before the exam session begins. Even though it’s been a long time, this semester seems to have flown by. In less than two months I’ll be going back to the States, leaving Edinburgh – the city which has become my home. It feels weird, being around students who are only…

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Eli Vargas | Buenos Aires, Argentina | Post 1

Eli Vargas | Buenos Aires, Argentina | Post 1

SIT Argentina: Regional Integration, Development, and Social Change My program’s start date was February 24th. That gave me a little over two months of down time before I had to start using my brain again. At first, I thought this was one of the best things that has ever happened in the history of world. I imagined that I would be sitting with my dog in the backyard just straight chillin’ for about two months. Of course, there would be the…

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Hannah Harp | Copenhagen, Denmark | Post 2

Hannah Harp | Copenhagen, Denmark | Post 2

Almost two months into my stay in Copenhagen and it feels like home. I suppose that halfway through the semester it should feel like home, but as I’ve said before, I doubted that I would ever feel comfortable so far away from what I have called home. Finding a routine took a lot of work, but it puts everything into perspective when you do normal activities, such as grocery shopping or the weekly ritual of cinnamon rolls on Wednesdays. A…

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Chris Brown | Brighton, England | Post 2

Chris Brown | Brighton, England | Post 2

Wow, where to even begin. I’ve been in the UK for just about half of my time abroad, and things are moving at a really fast pace now. True to my nature, I got involved in A LOT of things, and some major stuff involving those things have been happening the past few weeks, so I’ll try to do a little wrap up blog montage of the past month. I’ve been able to travel a little bit with the limited…

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Lily Elbaum | Edinburgh, Scotland | Post 6

Lily Elbaum | Edinburgh, Scotland | Post 6

It’s almost the end of February and I don’t where the time is going. At the University of Edinburgh, I’m lucky because my classes end on April 3rd – how crazy is that? But it also means I have a ton of papers and presentations to do in a very short amount of time. I think that’s part of the reason we have a week off, for no particular reason, in the middle of February. Like the calm before the storm….

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