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The Art of Actually Studying Abroad

When you think of study abroad, ironically, the first thing you think of is rarely the actual classwork. Study abroad is an “experience” – it’s living in a new country and learning its customs and language, travelling a ton, meeting … Continue reading

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Writing It All Down

I am so incredibly nervous. I left DC almost a month ago now to fly home to Dubai, where my parents live. I’ve lived abroad most of my life, growing up in Turkey and moving around the Middle East until … Continue reading

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In Transition

“Oh my gosh, you’re back! Tell me about it.” I open my mouth, I hesitate, and no words come out. How can I succinctly explain what being abroad was like? Where do I start? How do I talk about France … Continue reading

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La famille

While I love the french cuisine, my favorite part of my study abroad experience thus far surpasses even the best cheeses. Living with a host family has been a unique gift filled with insight and comfort as I discover the … Continue reading

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A Foodie in France

In the land of baguettes and an entire course of cheese between dinner and desert, France is a magical gift for a foodie like myself. However, no matter how good the food is, adjusting to how and when we eat … Continue reading

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The Oddities of the French School System

As an American student, I have a very distinct idea of what school looks like. However, after just over three weeks here in Strasbourg, I have discovered that not only are french classes different in language but in approach, structure, … Continue reading

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Just Say Yes

I have been in Strasbourg for a week but it feels like an eternity. Today was the first day of classes for me, however, I won’t start a full schedule until next week. With an entire week to explore the … Continue reading

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Have Fear, Will Travel

“Aren’t you scared to go somewhere so far away all by yourself?” This is a question I’ve heard before. The summer between graduating High School and coming to the Hill Top, my family, friends, and strangers at the groccery store … Continue reading

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When Your Flight “Aller Simple” Isn’t So Simple

“Are you sure you can get into the country with a one-way ticket?” When my mum initially asked me this question two days before my flight was scheduled to depart, I brushed off her concerns. She asked what seemed like … Continue reading

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Some Characters

Living alone in a foreign city is great but it can get lonely. That’s why it’s important to have people that are part of your daily routine, people who don’t necessarily know your name but who know that you take … Continue reading

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