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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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Re-discovering Paris

When you go to Paris, you’re never going for the first time. This city is the subject of so many movies, books, and plays, you know its history no matter where you come from, and you arrive with so many … 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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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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3 Weeks, 3 Cities

Paris and vespas and beer – oh my! So much has happened these last few weeks that, in order to keep this blog post as short and as sweet as possible, I’m only going to talk about the highlights (and … 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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Tancrede

The first time I saw Tancrede, he was sitting on the curb in front of the 7/11 in Long Kwai Fong with the strap of a backpack in one hand and an analog camera in the other. Hong Kong has … Continue reading

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An Outsider Who Fits In

The French have the reputation for being unfriendly. I don’t hesitate blogging about this because I know that they, too, know this. Even within France, people are unfriendly to each other. While Paris technically belongs to the larger region of Ile-de-France, Parisians insist … Continue reading

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Finally knowing what’s going on

I have now been in Paris for a little over a month and have more or less just gotten used to things. I admit it was tough at first, having been dragged out of my comfort zones – be it … Continue reading

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24 Hours in Paris

One of the greatest parts of studying abroad is having the opportunity to travel on weekends. The airfare is relatively cheap on EasyJet or Ryanair (although slightly more expensive since I’m flying from the UK and not directly from Europe) … Continue reading

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