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Category: Social Life

Food Struggles

Six hours of class a day, taking impromptu trips to explore the city, experiencing amazing views on the Great Wall, and making new friends...
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Sala kakuhle! Sobonana emva kwexeshana Mzantsi Afrika.

In case you’re wondering what the title translates to: “Goodbye, stay well! I’ll see you later South Africa!” I’ve been back in the suburbs...
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A Page From My Journal: “Tourist Weekend” in Paris

As I stood in the line at Bagelstein, I was excited; this was the first day in forever that my schedule was completely free...
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Mexico on my Mind…Always

I’ve been back from Mexico for a while now, and I can safely say that while Mexico was on my mind occasionally before I...
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Sciences Po Associations

Stepping into la Péniche at 27 rue de Saint Guillaume, the main building at Sciences Po, can feel like stepping into a crowded train...
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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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Lose Yourself to Dance

During the Long Weekend, which is a break between the two, four-week sessions of classes on this program, my group chose to go to...
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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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Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me.

One thing that I have since learned during my five month stay in Beijing is just how temperamental the weather is. The scorching morning...
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