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  • Nhi in Belgium
  • 18-Nov-2016
A World of Firsts

Making the decision to study abroad wasn’t an easy one. Going abroad meant I’d be further away from my parents thanRead More ⇾

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  • Boryana in Russia
  • 04-Jan-2016
The Return (Unaffiliated with Derrick Rose)

My final days in St. Petersburg went as usual: I would avoid the massive pothole that is usually filed withRead More ⇾

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  • Dustin in Spain
  • 07-Apr-2015
Goodbye and Hello

I've been stateside now, back in Idaho, for one week. It's really great to be back at home with myRead More ⇾

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  • Tyler Clark in Spain
  • 16-Jul-2014
The Various Stages of Culture Shock, Homesickness, and Reverse Culture Shock

When I first arrived in Spain, it took a few weeks before I fully adjusted to everything: the bizarre eatingRead More ⇾

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  • Sean in Russia
  • 23-Apr-2014
Russian Food

There are many similarities between Russian and American food culture, however, some differences make themselves apparent. For example, food isRead More ⇾

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  • Michael in Peru
  • 18-Mar-2014
Adapting to Life in the Clouds

When I signed up to spend four months in Peru, I knew the first few weeks would be a challengeRead More ⇾

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  • David in Jordan
  • 11-Oct-2013
¡Bienvenidos to Jordan!

Oh sorry, I think that came out wrong...yep, it definitely came out wrong!  Though I've been studying Arabic for twoRead More ⇾

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  • Danielle in Morocco
  • 03-Apr-2013
Define Homesick

A couple days ago we were talking about the impending end of our program and one of the other girlsRead More ⇾

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  • Sana in Trinidad & Tobago
  • 06-Mar-2013
My Trinidadian Family

The first thing I felt was the heat. The very moment I stepped out of the air conditioned airport andRead More ⇾