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By Guest Contributor

December 5, 2012

The verb "to love" is expressed in Hindi as "pyar karna" – directly translated, it means "to do love," rather than "to love." In the three months and change that I've spent in India, the distinction between these two expressions has grown increasingly clear to me. New Delhi is not a place that you...

Overseas Briefing

By Guest Contributor

November 28, 2012

As I sat at the local café, sipping a glass of wine and staring up at the cathedral, I couldn’t help shake that despite the fact that I was doing all the same things as the French people around me, I still felt like I stood out as an American tourist. I have always considered myself partly European;...

Overseas Briefing

By Guest Contributor

November 14, 2012

«Tu viens ici chaque semaine, oui?» (Translation: You come here every week, right?) People thrive in environments where they feel comfortable. It’s certainly not a groundbreaking revelation, but I like to think that we’re all at our best when we know our way around and genuinely feel at ease....

Overseas Briefing

By Guest Contributor

November 7, 2012

The mackerel pike is a long skinny fish that is quite common to Japanese cuisine. Arriving in Tokyo in early fall, I was presented with the opportunity to eat this delicacy, often burned black, at what seemed to be every other meal. Breakfast, lunch or dinner — it made no difference — Sanma, as it’...

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By Guest Contributor

October 31, 2012

For as long as I can remember I have always loved taking public transportation. As a child I loved swiping my plastic fare card during family trips to the Big Apple. When in Washington, D.C., I worked to memorize the rainbow tangle of the metro system, as it granted me access to an exciting world of...

Overseas Briefing

By Guest Contributor

October 24, 2012

I am addressing you from Buenos Aires, the Paris of South America, a gorgeous city where wine is cheaper than water, the dead get the best real estate and the national dance is sexy as hell. I could be speaking from anywhere, though. It does not matter where I am so much as that I am there. A few weeks...

Overseas Briefing

By Guest Contributor

October 10, 2012

I’ll admit, when I arrived in Stockholm, Sweden, a little over a month ago, I had big expectations. Visions of an eco promised land where everyone used shopping bags made of recycled water bottles, biked to work and picked out produce at Middlebury Co-op-inspired grocery stores danced through my head...

Overseas Briefing

By Guest Contributor

October 3, 2012

In between classes and exploring the city, I often stop at the View Himalayan Restaurant and Terrace, one of ten or more rooftop cafes overlooking the Stupa in Boudha, Nepal — one of the holiest sites in all of Kathmandu. In the distance to my right I can make out the green hills of Kathmandu valley...

Overseas Briefing

By Kyle Finck

September 26, 2012

Students study abroad for myriad reasons: to travel, cement friendships and experience things otherwise unable to be had in Middlebury, Vt. As many students will find in Europe, the consumption and attitudes toward alcohol are much different than those of Middlebury students. Instead of a tool for weekend...

Overseas Briefing

By Guest Contributor

September 19, 2012

My bags imprudently overstuffed and my back frequently overburdened, I spent a 13-hour travel experience wondering whether carrying-on my raincoat was truly necessary.  I allude to the rather awkward task of confronting a reality that you've only ever conceived of as a casual collection of stereotypes:...

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