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Bucket Lists

I am terrible at bucket lists. Not at making them though. I can fill up at least 20 spots on any bucket list I make. I’m a dreamer. But when it comes to fulfilling them, I usually forget about taking … Continue reading

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Keeping Up with Katie

I have been spent the past couple weeks trying to think about what to write for the blog. There has been so much that has happened this past month during my Rio study abroad. But none of it is actual … Continue reading

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What’s in a Language?

Everyone gets along in Senegal. Christians, Muslims, Animists, they all live peacefully with one another. Christians celebrate Tabaski and Muslims give gifts at Christmas. Although French is the official language, Wolof is spoken by a large majority of people. These … Continue reading

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A Cornucopia of Troubles

Confession: I have had so much to write about in the past two or so weeks that I haven’t written at all, simply because it is often times a lot easier to just jot down phrases or words that remind me … Continue reading

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The Logistics of Language

A few nights ago during dinner I found myself in a situation I never thought I’d be in.  I was attempting to explain precisely what a bagel is for my host family who were all looking at me, from 70 … 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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Senegal Land

Four days into my Study Abroad Experience, I have learned about 10 words in wolof (the lingua franca of Senegal – ironically, it’s not French), the importance of sharing and greetings in Senegalese culture, and the names of maybe 70% … Continue reading

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A Fluency Lesson

I think that it’s high-time we talk about the f-word: fluency. Everyone has different goals and expectations for their language competency when studying in a non-English-speaking country, but I always tried to keep mine realistic. My general hope was to … Continue reading

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