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Studying Abroad in Malta

My study abroad experience was way better than I could have ever hoped for even though I was only there for two months. The reason for this was the friends that I made seemingly instantly and with people I will stay friends with forever from every corner of the world. Malta is a wild island. It has a mixture of beautiful beaches, old relic buildings that remind me of

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Studying Abroad: My Experience in Bonnie Scotland

Since my freshman year I dreamed of getting to spend a semester abroad. I never actually thought that dream would become a reality. However, in my spring semester of junior year I was lucky enough to study at the University of Stirling in Scotland. Studying abroad was one of the best decisions I have ever made. When the day finally came for me to start my journey, I don’t

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Expectations

Studying abroad is something I dreamed about from a very young age. As a child I constantly read books and was enamored by the adventures the characters took me on, always wanting to go on one of my own. Many years, and books, later I found myself at UTC with the opportunity to finally make my dreams come true and spend an entire semester in a new country with

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My Global Life-Changing Experience

I believe that every single thing happens for a reason and for me, studying abroad was just what I needed in the chapter of life that I am currently in. This experience not only changed my life, but also helped fuel my passion for traveling and setting more defined career goals. This experience was amazing, and although it got cut very short due to Covid-19, I can’t help but

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My Self-Discovery Journey in Denmark

My decision to study abroad has forever changed me. I am a better version of myself, and I have gained the confidence that I so desperately needed. Before I left the United States, I was afraid of people and making mistakes. The past me would often avoid engaging in university activities, my course curriculum, and even with some of my peers in a fear of not being “perfect”. I

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Amazing Opportunity and Life Changing Experience

This trip to Cape Town, South Africa was my first time traveling to the African continent. Although it was a long flight to Cape Town the experience was worth the jet lag. This trip has changed my life through the amazing opportunities that I was able to experience on this trip. The course that is associated with this trip was designed to increase our educational awareness of international and

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Cape Town: A City of Wealth and Poverty

During my stay in Cape Town, South Africa, I was exposed to many different people in many different regions. At a glance, visitors in Cape town will see the clean, safe walkways of the Virginia and Alfred Waterfront, and brand new Porche 911s and G Wagons parked in the Camp Bay area. While these areas of South Africa are very pleasurable to visit, it does not illustrate the true

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Fortune Favors the Flexible

The most valuable learning experience from my (albeit brief) study abroad experience was to be flexible and open-minded. 4 weeks before I was slated to leave for Tokyo, I was informed that my trip was being cancelled due to the rapidly worsening situation resulting from COVID-19. The next day, I was offered an alternative program in London instead, but I had to be in London in less than 5

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A Semester in Krakow, Poland

My whole life, I wanted to study abroad. I had no particular place in mind, but the last place I’d expected to spend a semester was Poland. When I looked up the city of Krakow I was intrigued by the beauty of the city. I hadn’t realized that it was the only major city in Poland that basically escaped World War II with little destruction to the architecture. Upon

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Fearless

I can’t believe how quickly my months in Spain have come to a close. I remember leaving for the airport, not realizing how nerve-wrecking it would be to go off to another country alone. I will never forget trying to pack to be gone for 3 months. I ended up under packing and bringing all my clothes in one backpack, which allowed me to buy more clothes abroad and

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