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Category: Social Life

Making the Most of Weekends

There was a recent Saturday that I did not dare to go outside. The weather was fine and I had plenty left on my...
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Homesick?

Homesickness, it’s what I’m most terrified of. I’m scared of being lonely and not having things that are comfortable. It’s what scared me most...
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Fun Weekend

  This past weekend, the program travelled to the northern port city of Hamburg. The city is a key German port of commerce and...
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Same Person, New Friends

  It has been 2 weeks, 1 day, 14 hours and 32 minutes since I first stepped foot in Europe. I have parted ways...
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Being home

After being back in the country for a month, I feel somewhat lost. There was so much to do in Beijing, every day felt...
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Nearing the End

Shanghai was an amazing time. We saw a lot of differences between the two major cities in China. In Beijing, the traffic is a...
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Maybe too far from home?

I am back in the States, back at Northwestern. And the culture shock is back, too. As I said in my first blog post, being...
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Mexico, Te Extraño Mucho

It has been a little over a month since I’ve returned to the U.S., and I must admit I miss Mexico City a lot....
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Heimat is Where the Heart is

It has been exactly one month since I left Berlin and it is only two days before I return to Evanston and to campus...
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Going Up One More Floor

Guess where. Above 90 degree temperatures with sweltering humidity. Overwhelming swarms of people. Buzzing mosquitoes. Delicious food. Pandas. Yup, that’s my tropical island mansion....
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