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Part of the Family

Before arriving in Brazil, I had some anxiety about living with a host family, which is pretty understandable. You just arrive at someone’s house whom you have never met and move into not only a room but their life. It … Continue reading

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Experiencing International Exposure

I’m waiting for the metro, tapping my foot anxiously. On this particular morning, I had left my apartment at 8:03 instead of 8:00. So despite my attempts to speed walk gracefully through throngs of slow-moving Spaniards in the one block … Continue reading

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Weekends in Madrid: Mythbusters Edition

You know you’ve all heard about it—the constant drinking culture, siestas (the Spanish word for ‘naps’) every afternoon, clubs all night—but have you ever wondered what rumors about the Spanish culture are indeed true? Have no fear; this post will hopefully solve … Continue reading

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Back to Study Abroad Land

Aaaaaaand I’m back! A record-breaking month-long break between posts, but now that I’m in a country with reliable internet access (and electricity), hopefully I can make my posts a little more regular. I arrived in Paris Charles de Gaulle airport … Continue reading

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A False Dane Revealed, A True Dane Discovered

As a study abroad student in Copenhagen, you have the option of participating in the “Visiting Family” program. A “Visiting Family” is a Danish family that you can go visit several times a month to get a taste for real … Continue reading

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Of Families and Slave Forts

Hokay, it’s been a long time since my last post. To give a brief recap of my movements since the last time I posted… I moved in with my host family on Friday. They are a relatively modern (read: nuclear) … Continue reading

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A Salsa Lesson

At 8pm on a Wednesday night I stand outside my friend Laura’s apartment building, waiting for her to let me in. She is about to give me, along with her single host mother and about six of her host mother’s … Continue reading

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A Math Lesson

About three weeks ago, my host mother told me that she will be hosting a nice Easter lunch in her home this upcoming Sunday. Not knowing whether or not I would be using the weekend to travel, she very graciously … Continue reading

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