ROSE PARKER | BUDAPEST, HUNGARY | POST 2

ROSE PARKER | BUDAPEST, HUNGARY | POST 2

Featured image: Pictured above is the view from Gellért Hill. This hill was named after Saint Gerard who, according to legend, was assassinated by being rolled down the hill in a barrel. It’s crazy to think that my time in Budapest is officially halfway over, but here I am, waiting to catch a plane to Athens for a sorely needed fall break. I’m stuck between feeling relieved and disappointed. I’m relieved since this means that midterms are over. Four out…

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ISABELLA MIGANI | DUBLIN, IRELAND | POST 2

ISABELLA MIGANI | DUBLIN, IRELAND | POST 2

Featured image: The coastal town of Howth! Hello again from Dublin—I’m still here, send help! If you’re like me, a little shoreline gal from coastal Connecticut, you probably aren’t too keen on city living. I feel you! You’re heard! Although it’s pretty sleepy around here, if you aren’t awoken at ungodly hours by cranes dropping large metal beams without a care in the world, then you aren’t living in central Dublin. Instead of fall break at Trinity, there’s something called…

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MIRA MICHELS-GUALTIERI | VIÑA DEL MAR, CHILE | POST 2

MIRA MICHELS-GUALTIERI | VIÑA DEL MAR, CHILE | POST 2

Featured image: Kat, Omar, and me in front of the lookout at the Sebastiana in Valparaíso, one of Pablo Neruda’s famous homes. So… this was technically due a week ago and believe me, it was my intention to get it turned in on time. However, this was made less possible by the current political unrest going on in Chile that started more or less this past Friday, October 18 and that spread to the region of Valparaíso (where I live)…

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NICK GORMAN | BEIJING, CHINA | POST 2

NICK GORMAN | BEIJING, CHINA | POST 2

Featured image: A Self-time Study, Taken On an iPhone on Beijing’s 地铁, On 6号线. I would say a success? As of right now, I’m officially halfway through my time here in Beijing. I kind of can’t believe I’m saying that and that I’ve come this far. Today I took my last midterm and I’m about to start my October break. I must admit, since I’ve last written I haven’t done anything as 厉害 (impressive) as hiking the Great Wall at…

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HANNAH GAVEN | HANOVER, NEW HAMPSHIRE | POST 1

HANNAH GAVEN | HANOVER, NEW HAMPSHIRE | POST 1

Featured image: I’ve made it my mission to have the true Dartmouth experience. This included going on first year trips, which is a pre-orientation program. I went cabin camping, which was great and all, but as a jaded junior I was ready to go home and stop playing the game where you stand in a circle and leave a shoe on the ground and then run if the person in the center says something that applies to you. My study…

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TAMMY WANG | GLASGOW, SCOTLAND | POST 2

TAMMY WANG | GLASGOW, SCOTLAND | POST 2

Featured image: Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum in Glasgow! Brrrrring! My eyelids flew open. 6:00 AM. I quickly flung my bed sheets to my left and reached for my phone. I pressed the stop button on the bottom of the screen. I had officially been brought back alive from the dead of sleep. It was time to release my inner warrior. Yohji Yamamoto once said, “Black is modest and arrogant at the same time. Black is lazy and easy―but mysterious….

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JOHNSON LIN | BEIJING, CHINA | POST 2

JOHNSON LIN | BEIJING, CHINA | POST 2

Featured image: The only time I find peace and quiet is on my walk home at 1AM. One of the biggest adjustments I had to make was living in a place full of people. No longer was I at Vassar, a small liberal arts school. No longer was I in Poughkeepsie, a town in the boring mid-Hudson Valley. Instead, I was at a big school in one of China’s largest, most overcrowded cities. China in general is overcrowded and Beijing…

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ISABELLA MIGANI | DUBLIN, IRELAND | POST 1

ISABELLA MIGANI | DUBLIN, IRELAND | POST 1

Featured image: The Irish town of Waterford! Super pretty. Hello from Dublin! If New York is called the “city that never sleeps,” Dublin should be called the “city that goes to sleep promptly around 1 a.m.,” excluding the pub scene. While most of the city goes extremely quiet around the 1 a.m. / 2 a.m. mark, pubs are packed no matter what the day is. Speaking of, the pub scene here is one of the first things I noticed. The…

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Johnson Lin | Beijing, China | Post 1

Johnson Lin | Beijing, China | Post 1

Featured image: I had this for lunch once. I thought it was wild they were just handing out these chunks of fish. It was delicious though. Only 15 RMB. When I talk to my friends or family, they of course ask “How’s China?” And all I can talk about is the food and how everything is so cheap. The food is delicious and costs practically nothing. My meals in the dining halls cost at most 15 RMB, which is a…

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Mira Michels-Gualtieri | VIÑA DEL MAR, CHILE | Post 1

Mira Michels-Gualtieri | VIÑA DEL MAR, CHILE | Post 1

Featured image: I am IN LOVE with las puestas de sol (sunsets) in Viña del Mar. Do you know how earth-shattering it is to realize you have been washing your hands incorrectly for the last 20 years? The correct technique to wash my hands—let me tell you, it is a complicated series of movements and twists and paper towels—is just one of the many things I have learned during the last two (!) months of living in Viña del Mar,…

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