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Category: History

The Blue City—Yes, It’s Literally Blue

Chefchaouen, also known as the Blue City, is a city in the mountains of northwest Morocco which—as you must have guessed already—is washed in...
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Not Europe

Upon sharing my plans to study abroad in Morocco, most reactions consisted of something like “Wow!” “You chose a great country,” and “You’ll have...
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Wearing Hanbok

One of my most exciting experiences in Korea was seeing the Gyeongbokgung Palace and wearing hanbok for the first time during Chuseok weekend (Autumn...
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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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History through Art: The East Side Gallery

On my last Saturday, I took a trip to East Side Gallery to see all of the amazing wall art on pieces of the...
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SOWETO Township Tour

The last week in South Africa, my family and I visited a township in Johannesburg called SOWETO. The name represents the location: South Western...
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Multiculturalism

I’m taking an intercultural theater course, and, because of the subject, we end up talking a lot about culture. One of my classmates was...
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Museums and Stories We Tell Ourselves

I like museums. I like looking at how curators display artefacts or art or whatever they are working with, and how they create stories...
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What I’ve Come Away With

The more I learn about the Middle East,  my image of what I want to do in regards to the region becomes less clear...
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Reinvigorated Learning

I’ve sincerely enjoyed my time here so far. It is particularly satisfying for me to be out of school yet still immersed in such...
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