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Category: Academics

Missing the Adventure

Writing my last blog post means that my quarter in South Africa is officially over (even though I technically returned to the US almost...
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Why We’re Thankful for the 100,000 Strong in the Americas Grant

My travel day to Mexico was full of surprises. An unexpected flight change. A lack of WiFi in the Mexican airport. A house more...
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Oh, you speak Chinese?

It’s the question everyone asks you here, and it has dramatically raised my awareness as to the relationship race has within my identity. In...
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Buzzing

  Here we are, folks. The fateful night! I arrived to the airport and my travel buddy, Caroline, is beside me; we’re shoving mixed...
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A Little Bit About China's Hospitals

Wow 3 weeks have passed in a flash! It’s so weird to think that the first session of classes is almost over. I’m amazed...
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Wo Bu Shi Laoshi

I’m now going into week 4 of living in Beijing. I’ve heard that it takes about three weeks to form habits and get used...
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Give Me My Pen

On the second night of our homestay in HaMakuya, a rural village in northern Limpopo Province, Kaley, Duncan and I donned the traditional clothing...
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Onward and Outward

Hey! I’m Kevin, a freshman in SESP studying social policy and economics. I am from Clearwater, Florida, and I have never left North America....
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Saving Individuals, Not the World: 900 Children of Hangberg

In the community of Hangberg, a part of the greater Cape Town area, the population struggles with drug addiction, mental health problems, crowded living...
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Goeie Dag, Molweni, Hello

I think I’ve always taken language for granted, living in a country and a community where pretty much everyone I’ve ever needed to communicate...
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