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Greta Jusyte: Final Touches

Hey guys! Things were extremely hectic my last month abroad. In the beginning of December, Sciences Po students have a make-up week, where only classes which were cancelled during the semester are scheduled. Then, the week after is reading week, which provides students with the time to study for finals. Lastly, the last week of ...

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Niacka Carty: Takeways

When I received my final exams schedule, I was sad that my last exam was days before I leave Madrid. At that time, there was a lot that I wanted to still do before I leave but as my final exam dates came closer and closer, naturally, I had less time for recreational activity. I ...

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Benjamin Saff: The Most Important Thing About Study Abroad

Today is my last day in Mannheim. I must say that the four months seem to have flown by. I this blog post I will let my thoughts flow freely and hopefully illustrate some changes that took place in me over my time here. I remember an initial anxiety upon coming here. It’s the anxiety ...

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Benjamin Saff: Reflecting on being American

Studying abroad can not only open your mind to the world but can also help you gain a fuller perspective of your country from an outside perspective. Here is my reflection on being American. I think one of my earliest associations with my country is that we are commonly known as “the land of the ...

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Niacka Carty: Christmas Lights Tour

I decided to take another mini break from studying this week to take a tour of the Christmas lights in the city. I was thrilled to find out that such a thing exists, after doing a simple Google search. Surprisingly, the tour was inexpensive, only two Euros (approximately $2.50). For that low price, two roommates ...

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Corrine Mcandrews: Edinburgh Zoo

The Edinburgh zoo is nothing like the Philadelphia zoo. Edinburgh’s zoo is more interactive than the one from my home city simply because some of the exhibits allow you to walk through along with the animals. The monkey trail was the best part of the half-day trip my friends and I took. Little monkeys were ...

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Christopher Vito: Back in America

The past week has been interesting. One week back in America and I’m still experiencing bursts of culture shock and just little moments where I realize something isn’t what I’ve become used to. . For example, this morning I was about to rinse my toothbrush with tap water from the sink and stopped myself for ...

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Niacka Carty: ‘Tis the Season

The start of December is always a reminder for me that Christmas will be coming up. However, this is also the time of final exams. This week was the first week of finals. Compared to finals week at Drexel, I feel a bit more hassle-free, given that my exams are nicely and evenly spread out ...

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Benjamin Saff: Connectedness and Cultural Awareness: A Hippy Post

I was recently asked about potential outcomes of my study abroad experience. I thought about the changes that have taken place in me since I’ve been here. For me the impact was quite huge for me. Being an American and living in a society where, practically, you can live your entire life, whilst knowing very ...

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Niacka Carty: Everyone Has a Dog in Madrid

It seems like everyone has a pet in Madrid, specifically a dog or two. This includes the young and the old. Dogs are seen in every part of the city. Because I live in a neighborhood, where there are many, who I assume are, retirees, I commonly see grandparents pushing the strollers of their grandchildren ...