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ISABELLA MIGANI | DUBLIN, IRELAND | POST 4

ISABELLA MIGANI | DUBLIN, IRELAND | POST 4

Featured image: Bye Trinity! Smell ya later. Goodbye from Dublin!- I’m gonna miss the rashers and beans 🙁 . I’m going to miss everybody! I never thought I’d say it, but I’m also going to miss Irish food. I’m a huge tea fan, and the sheer amount of afternoon tea shops in Dublin had me LIVING. If you’re an afternoon tea connoisseur like myself, you always eat the pastries first and the actual savory food last, it’s a science. Other…

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MIRA MICHELS-GUALTIERI | VIÑA DEL MAR, CHILE | POST 4

MIRA MICHELS-GUALTIERI | VIÑA DEL MAR, CHILE | POST 4

Featured image: It is ridiculous that nature creates things this beautiful: Laguna Verde @ Cerro Castillo. In eight days, I will have lived in Chile for five months. FIVE ENTIRE MONTHS! I think part of what makes living in a different country so special is how quickly the things you believed about yourself can shift. For example, before leaving for Chile, I could not imagine going abroad for an entire year. I had a couple of friends who were, and…

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TAMMY WANG | GLASGOW, SCOTLAND | POST 4

TAMMY WANG | GLASGOW, SCOTLAND | POST 4

Featured image: Scenes from London! Hello, kind reader! This will be my last post documenting my experience studying abroad! Are you ready? Let’s begin dissecting my experience 🙂 When I first arrived, I was honestly scared! I definitely felt like I was an alien who had recently plopped onto a mysterious portion of Earth. How could I get to Kelvinhaugh Street? Where were my accommodations? I had not yet purchased a SIM card. The handy-dandy Google Maps was not in…

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JOHNSON LIN | BEIJING, CHINA | POST 4

JOHNSON LIN | BEIJING, CHINA | POST 4

Featured image: I took my longboard to Beijing Olympic Park and rode around for a few hours in the middle of October. The weather was perfect and the views were amazing. I am lucky enough to not have class on Friday so I could avoid any weekend crowds. For my last blog post, I wanted to revisit my goals for studying abroad as a nice way to conclude the semester. The first and foremost objective I had in mind when…

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MIRA MICHELS-GUALTIERI | VIÑA DEL MAR, CHILE | POST 3

MIRA MICHELS-GUALTIERI | VIÑA DEL MAR, CHILE | POST 3

Featured image: The greatest photo of all time: My uncle and aunt from the states, my friends Mason, Sidra, Benji, and Kat, and Omar and his entire family all united for breakfast! Today, I was walking home and I saw a kid who could not have been older than seven ask his mom, “What is the relationship to what is happening right now to the Dictatorship? Is it because people want a better life but can’t have it?” His mom…

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HANNAH GAVEN | HANOVER, NEW HAMPSHIRE | POST 2

HANNAH GAVEN | HANOVER, NEW HAMPSHIRE | POST 2

Featured image: If you were looking for a true update on my sorority life, I’m sorry that this isn’t it. However, I did get initiated, and there is more to come ;). Once people find out that I am a 3/2 student, they always ask whether I like Dartmouth or Vassar better. Which is a fair question, but I know why they actually are asking that. They want validation that their school is better than Vassar. At least that’s what…

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ISABELLA MIGANI | DUBLIN, IRELAND | POST 3

ISABELLA MIGANI | DUBLIN, IRELAND | POST 3

Featured image: The faux Irishwoman goes to London edition. London Underground > NYC Subway System. Howdy and welcome to the final episode of “girl finds herself in another country but still finds plenty of things to complain about.” For my final weeks here in Dublin I decided to launch myself out of one European country to another and see if I could maybe shake things up a little bit. I ended up in Camden Town, a part of London near…

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JOHNSON LIN | BEIJING, CHINA | POST 3

JOHNSON LIN | BEIJING, CHINA | POST 3

Featured image: Shoutout to the instagram that Heather and I run @subtleboba. I have been very inactive but now that I know how cheap it is to get bubble tea delivered, that might change. Midterms week just ended for me. I am officially past the halfway point of the semester, which feels a little weird to say. It seems like I’ve only just started to really get used to living here.  Midterms weren’t too bad since the classwork is pretty…

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TAMMY WANG | GLASGOW, SCOTLAND | POST 3

TAMMY WANG | GLASGOW, SCOTLAND | POST 3

Featured image: One of the many pictures I took on a recent excursion to New Lanark in Scotland’s countryside. I Touched A Heart. Not figuratively, not imaginatively, but literally. During anatomy, we opened the thoracic cavity of the cadaver and inspected the parietal pleura and pericardium. As Professor Quondamatteo exposed the heart, my mouth widened. The heart wasn’t the size of a fist. It was larger than my palm with my fingers extended. We were tasked to look for the transverse…

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NICK GORMAN | BEIJING, CHINA | POST 3

NICK GORMAN | BEIJING, CHINA | POST 3

Featured image: Iconic pic of 天安门 (Tiananmen), complete with a photo bomb of a cute family. SO, so busy that day. Beijing is weird. Can I say that? I’m gonna. Beijing is weird. My hometown, Buffalo, NY, is not a huge city. Poughkeepsie is even smaller, so I’m not used to a city that’s so big and is full of so many different things and people. Also, the content in my Chinese course is slowly approaching more and more complex…

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