Monthly Archives: May 2019

Walking with Tortoises: A Trip to the Galápagos Islands

Growing up, everyone learns about how Charles Darwin observed the finches in the Galápagos Islands and how that led to his theory of evolution by natural selection. However, not many people think that they would be one day able to visit this revolutionary locale in person. Amazingly, in the Spring of 2019, I was lucky enough to be able to travel to Santa Cruz and San Cristóbal Islands in

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The Italian Language is Kind of Like Spanish, but Not Really

I traveled to Rome, Italy where I stayed for ten days as part of a class that I took to satisfy a general education requirement. I didn’t have to take this particular class, but I’m glad I did. There were several very frustrating and tedious things I had to get through before I could go on this trip, however. To name a few, I had to attend an informational

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Can’t Put It Into Words

I stepped off of the plane in Nairobi on January 3rd with a twisted stomach. It was almost 9pm. The wind was relentless; the traffic went by me in blurs as I stood on the sidewalk waiting for the program organizer to pick me up from the airport. The moment I climbed into the University van, I felt sick. I remember telling myself “There’s no going back. No matter

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My Own Power

Through study abroad I was able to achieve things I was not sure would ever happen. I went on a plane and traveled to a new country, both for the first time, and I made life-long friendships with individuals I would have otherwise never met. I did all of this through a week-long faculty-led trip. I chose to use this study abroad because, being a pre-med major about to

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My Time Abroad

Studying abroad was an opportunity like no other I have ever had the chance to experience. I have always been fascinated with traveling and visiting other countries, and this was the perfect opportunity for me to do so. This trip I got the chance to spend my Spring Break in Rome, Italy. I’ve always been drawn to this place and its history since I was a child. As soon

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Studying in Rome

I have always wanted to study abroad during my time in College, particularly in Italy. Being able to go to Rome for a study abroad trip was a truly amazing experience. I believe that every student in college should be able to study abroad at least once in their time at school. It is a truly amazing experience to be able to learn about a place and then be

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Pura Vida

My journey to studying abroad is not the typical one. Last year, I went through some very hard times in my life. All I wanted was to escape, get away, and work on finding myself again. Through my research, I discovered study abroad. I full heartedly jumped straight into this opportunity. I can stay in school, see the world, and discover a new culture all at the same time? 

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Roaming in Rome

Before signing up for the study abroad experience and the course, I was very apprehensive about taking the leap of faith and going to another country. However, two of my very best friends decided to apply to the trip/ class, so I knew it was meant to be. Since I knew people going on the trip, I was less apprehensive about being so far away for two weeks. Fast

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When in Rome, Do as the Romans Do

Spring Break 2019 was one for the books. I attended a faculty-led study abroad program in Rome, Italy. We were able to experience 10 days of a distinct culture and relate our knowledge of its history to the ancient buildings in front of us. With this trip I gained a desire to travel more as well as a more open mind to be able to accept lifestyles and ideas

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Roma, Italy

  My study abroad experience in Roma, Italy was one that absolutely changed my life forever. There is one thing reading about an ancient place in a textbook, the structures, rulers, and overall history, but there’s another thing about being there and standing where these people stood. The opportunity to study abroad seemed too good to be true so I took it. I have always been interested in ancient

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