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A Weekend in Two Continents

A photo essay Celebrated my 21st birthday by traveling for six hours. This is me eating my birthday cake outside the Florence Airport because...
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The North Island–Must Dos and Must Don’ts

University of Otago is located in the ever-magical, outdoorsy, grand South Island of New Zealand. Because of the scenery from the southern alps to...
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Not to get dramatic here, but art is everything

Not to get dramatic here, but art is everything when it comes down to the pure romanticism of life itself. I am studying abroad...
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So…let’s talk about money

 I don’t even want to say how much I’ve spent in these past two months. It’s…a lot of money. And since I’m studying in...
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What I Learned About Traveling in Europe

Europe is unbelievably small, especially for someone who’s traveled to most of the Midwest by car. I’ve taken two road trips from Chicago down...
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Going out of the classroom…and into the mountains?

Florence is without a doubt, the place to study Renaissance art.    It is considered the birthplace of the Renaissance, a city that multiple...
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A group of chain-smokers and I walk onto the beach…

Sand. Everywhere. Such a common complaint after a full weekend on the beach. On Friday night, when I arrived at Viareggio, the sun was...
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Internship Experience

Challenging Heights is a non-profit that works to protect children’s rights and end child trafficking. Their primary method of prevention is through the education...
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Basketball in Ghana

7/14 Today, I played pickup basketball at Winneba University North campus with my host brother, Prince at around 4 pm. Just as we were...
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Day in the Life: Winneba, Ghana

I began my day waking up at 8:00 am to the smell of my host mom cooking breakfast which was usually two omelets between...
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