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  • Isabel in Peru
  • 15-Jul-2016
Missing Home

The familiar mesquite trees sway to the occasional breeze on a hot Texas summer day. I am home. The humRead More ⇾

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  • Alexandria in Costa Rica
  • 25-May-2016
Transitioning Back Home in the United States

Hello from Houston, As I reflect on my time as a Gilman scholar in Costa Rica, I think one ofRead More ⇾

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  • Raymond Ma
  • 25-Nov-2015
Sleepless Nights, Departure, Mandarin, and Closing Thoughts

My first day back in the United States— Saturday, the 14th of November— was tiring. I had spent a sleepless WednesdayRead More ⇾

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  • Raymond Ma
  • 16-Nov-2015
The Blur of City Life: Rebuilding My Past, Present, and Future

I landed in Australia on the 21st of August. Today is the 11th of November, nearly three months after myRead More ⇾