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What Have I Gotten Myself Into: The Cuba Edition

Have you ever been cliff diving? You know that feeling you get when you’re about to jump? For those of you who aren’t familiar, it’s an unnerving combination of exhilaration and apprehension that forces you to question the sanity of … Continue reading

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Countdown to Copenhagen: Bidding Farewell to To-Do Lists and Saying Yes to Life

On Friday, I will trade in my Northern California suburb for Copenhagen, Denmark. All that stands in my way are a couple of unpacked suitcases, un-exchanged currency, unchecked to-do list items, a 12-hour flight, and 5,646 miles. Child’s play right? … Continue reading

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Ready, set, go: Pre-Departure to Turkey

  There’s an old dirt racetrack down in Watsonville, Calif., only accessible by the long straight roads that divide berry fields. Every Friday night, crowds flock to the Santa Cruz Fairgrounds, clutching their cowboy hats and hot dogs, to cheer … Continue reading

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Everything but the Kitchen Sink, and an Italian boyfriend?

Upon hearing that I will be studying abroad in Florence, the most frequently posed question is: “Are you going to get an Italian boyfriend?” Everyone seems to picture me promenading the streets of Florence, followed by a trail of suitors. … Continue reading

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I’m on my way…

The other day, a storm rolled in and raged thunder and lightning for a good few hours before letting down an disappointingly small amount of rain. The east coast may be recovering from a hurricane, but down here in Texas … Continue reading

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Look out Jordan, Here I Come!

الشرق الاوسط. The Middle East. Three words that are music to my ears. It has been three long years since I have been back to the region, and that’s three years too long. Although I will only have the opportunity to visit … Continue reading

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The Sacrifices of a Fashionista on the Go

It’s official. The worst part about preparing to study abroad is not leaving my friends at Georgetown. It’s not even leaving my loved ones at home. It isn’t even my apprehensions about what I am going to do with my … Continue reading

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