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Brooke Robsinson | Edinburgh, Scotland | Post 2

Brooke Robsinson | Edinburgh, Scotland | Post 2

The Doric Dictionary I chose to study abroad in Scotland expecting to find it vaguely similar to America—after all, Britain and the U.S. were once one in the same, weren’t they? Both countries speak English, and both generally enjoy meat, potatoes, and beer. I knew that Scotland would be different from home, but I never expected to experience the culture shock that awaited me in the rainy, windy, and beautiful city of Edinburgh. The grocery stores are miniature, with teeny bags of flour…

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Brooke Robinson | Edinburgh, Scotland | Post 1

Brooke Robinson | Edinburgh, Scotland | Post 1

An American Girl in Scotland I spent some of my last days in America preparing for Vassar’s freshman orientation as well as getting ready for my own “Fresher’s Week” in Edinburgh. That’s right – after days upon days of conflict coaching, leadership training, and house team bonding, I was off to become the very person that I was training to help. If that sounds confusing, imagine actually living through it. This twilight zone of a week began with me sobbing…

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