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October 2, 2013

I have been in Brazil for a month now, but it feels like I’ve been here for almost a year. It’s uncanny how easily I adjusted to life in another country. I touched down in Rio de Janeiro, on Aug. 29,...

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September 18, 2013

Six weeks ago I stepped out of the airport with a suitcase, two backpacks and new passport stamp. Having overconfidently thought that I could survive the Argentine “winter” in sandals after spending...

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May 1, 2013

The number of museums in Paris will kill you. It’s enough that you could spend 100 percent of your time going to see art and never run out of things to see. This is true, too, of restaurants, pâtisseries...

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April 24, 2013

It’s a funny feeling, voluntarily getting on a plane and leaving the ground that holds everyone you love, every home you have created. Before leaving to go abroad, I’d been warned many a time about...

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April 17, 2013

As I sauntered through the seemingly endless aisles of the grocery store today, a Faith Hill song blared from the loudspeaker. In the United States, Faith Hill might seem like a strange choice, but in...

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April 10, 2013

On Sunday, my buddy Trent tried to teach me how to surf. He kept an eye on the surf reports all day, and the swells were most forgiving at about five in the evening, so my roommate Joey and I piled into...

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March 20, 2013

As part of the Rohatyn Center for Global Affairs’ conference on the “Politics of Fresh Water: Access and Identity in a Changing Environment,” my geology class at the University of Jordan recently...

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March 6, 2013

When I told my relatives, friends and acquaintances that I was studying  abroad in Italy, they usually gave me a cliché response along the lines of, “Take pictures while you’re riding a Vespa and...

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February 27, 2013

After just 15 days in Cameroon’s chaotic capital city, I am still in the process of starting anew. I still haven’t braved the outdoor marché without the reassuring presence of my host mother by my...

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February 20, 2013

“Guiri” is a colloquial term used in Spain to describe what is considered to be the stereotypical tourist or foreigner, and it is associated primarily with people from Northern Europe, the U.K. or...

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February 13, 2013

Technically speaking, I am not overseas. But every week, this section of the Campus features the exciting tales and fascinating challenges of our peers who are lucky enough to be abroad and it seems time...

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January 16, 2013

Iaorana, Middlebury. As I sit in the communal kitchen of Anteres House in Woods Hole, Mass., a week and a half into the shore component of my SEA Semester, making a peanut butter and jelly sandwich for...

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