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Category: Trips & Excursions

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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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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Dealing with Summit Fever

It was gusting 30 knots (34 mph, 55.6 kph) and we were standing there on a totally exposed set of stairs leading straight up. Stairs...
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Reflecting on my Study Abroad Experience

It’s currently August 9th, and I leave for home in less than 2 weeks! As the final days of my program come to a...
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Frida Kahlo, My Love

I stared up into the blue walls of my surroundings, my heart beating with excitement. The aesthetics of La Casa Azul flooded into my...
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Traveling Tips While Abroad

Even before arriving in-country for my summer program, I knew that costs would add up the more I went out and traveled. However, I...
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Favorite Costa Rica Excursions

Every weekend, my group is free to travel and go on excursions – if necessary, we are even allowed to take Fridays off. We’ve...
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The Yellow Mountains and Shanghai

The study abroad public health program in China includes a five day break, following the conclusion of the first half of classes. During this...
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