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History Lessons in Hungary

Budapest is not a city study abroad students typically visit. Rome, Paris, Barcelona—all of these cities tend to be higher up on the list, and thus the extra expense for Budapest is often not worth it. Yet, because one of … 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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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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Big Change

So… it looks like I owe you all a blog post. Or two. In the interest of getting you all caught up on what’s been happening in my life, I’ll give you a brief overview of my last days in … Continue reading

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When One Journey Ends…

I spent the last couple of days on my adventure in Geneva. A very expensive Swiss city that oh so conveniently has an overnight train to Barcelona. In an effort to hold on to the little money left in my … Continue reading

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Who’s the Black Girl?

My entire life I have been “the token black girl.” In the classes that I take or activities that I participate in I tend to be the only black person involved. On occasion I am one of a few, but … Continue reading

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The Beginning of An Adventure

As many of you know, Oxford was only the first of the two study abroad programs I am participating in this year. I recently arrived in Barcelona where I will be spending the fall semester. In an effort to keep … Continue reading

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Malta, Malta, Malta!

I think my companions and I might be the first Oxford program students to spend their long weekend break in Malta, but after our experience, I doubt we will be the last. For those who don’t know, Malta is a … Continue reading

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Quick Quotes from a Month-Long Eurotrip

Things you say while you’re planning a Eurotrip: This is going to be so expensive… What was that cleanliness rating for that hostel? Is there a night train available? How much are reservation fees?! I just want this trip to … Continue reading

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Unforeseen Consequences

Every year during spring break, cameras break, passports are stolen, cell phones get pick-pocketed, and someone ends up in the lurch, scrambling to replace their documents and electronics. Or so we were warned, repeatedly, before we all departed Florence for … Continue reading

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