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A Fancier French Fry – More from Italy blogger Cat

I remember in sharp clarity the person I was three and a half months ago, and I’ll be honest; she’s not that different from the person I am today, even now that I’ve nearly finished studied abroad. Read More »

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Phone free in France – Italy student blogger Cat Braza

The first day of our fall break—which marked the halfway point in our semester abroad—a millennial’s worst nightmare happened: I left my phone on the bus. Read More »

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Beach cleanups for credit – more from Thomas, New Zealand blogger

I always saw New Zealand as being in better shape environmentally compared to the United States. I was shocked to find bags upon bags of trash in just a few months of participating in the cleanups. Read More »

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Introducing Italy student blogger – Cat Braza

Indeed, one of the things I love most about Montespertoli, the little town where I study, is its Piazza del Popolo and how integral it is to life here. When the golden evening sunlight spills in, kids are chasing each other on little bikes and fighting each other with plastic swords and speaking in high-pitched Italian. Read More »

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XTreme Zero Waste! – More from student blogger Thomas Stephenson

I’ve been in New Zealand two weeks, and I’ve already experienced so much it was tough to limit myself to one topic! After our group’s tour of the Xtreme Zero Waste recycling and reuse plant in the small surf community of Raglan, however, I knew that this was experience I wanted to share. Read More »

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Introducing Norway student blogger: Ella Budzinski

The woods around Sognsvann are nothing short of magical and we found berry patches deep in the woods that were bursting with blueberries. We could have picked all night, but settled for filling up our bags. Read More »

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St. Patrick’s Day in Northern Ireland – More from student blogger Pelle

St. Paddy’s day is very different here – and that difference was a frequent topic of conversation between us and locals we encountered in various settings. While it is a holiday here (we got the day off from our internships and attended a parade) the festivities were much less extravagant then those in Boston or New York. Read More »

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More from Ecuador Blogger Erin McIntosh

Three short days ago I was sitting in a teal canoe surrounded by my classmates observing the tallest mangroves in the world. We were learning that the composition of these marine forests absorb 8 times more carbon dioxide than a comparable plot of your average land forest. Read More »

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A letter to my white friend – Marc’s story

For my Art for Social Change class, we read Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates and we were asked to write a response to it. I wanted to invite my white friends to read the book so they can educate themselves and read about a perspective different than their own. Read More »

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Thoughts on re-entry – Liza’s story

As I prepared to return home to my college campus after studying abroad for a semester, I was naturally both excited and nervous. Of course I was sad to leave Northern Ireland, to say good-bye to friends and for the semester to be over, but I was looking forward to being around my family and friends, to sleep in my own bed, and to jump into the rest of my studies. Read More »

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