Tag: Study abroad

Travel

Preparing for the picturesque Peru

“Yeah, you can go!” was not the kind of response I expected from my mother, who has been extremely strict ever since I was young, when I asked if I could go on a volunteering trip to a country that is tremendously far away from home – Peru. No one in my family seemed surprised…

Travel

Where the wind comes sweeping down the plain

The tune to Oklahoma plays on the school bells as I hurry from the top of campus to the bottom. It is -7 degrees celsius but my Snapchat is blowing up with people drinking snakebites in the UEA square. My campus, is a dry campus. Oklahoma is a difficult place for most people to point…

Travel

Sometimes it doesn’t go to plan

Miley Cyrus hopped off the plane in LAX and I hopped off at Philadelphia International Airport. Less glamorous, more nerve-wracking, but equally as surreal, I’m sure. Everyone enters into their year abroad nervous, not knowing what to expect, but somehow hoping for the best year of their lives. The stories of previous years, encouraged us…

Global

Study abroad: one suitcase, one passport, one year

Study abroad opportunities are one of the greatest advantages available at university. Whether these come in the form of a full year that doesn’t or only partially counts toward your overall grade, or a semester that does, the attraction should not be ignored. Currently international, cultural exchange is widely encouraged by institutions worldwide, creating countless…

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