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"You're doing what??"

In my twenty years of life, I’ve grown accustomed to that response.

Some examples:

Age 7- “We’re going to Mexico for a mission trip!”

Shocked party- “Your mother is okay with that?” 756 more words



In Chinese culture, we celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival (zhong qiu jie, 中秋节) every fall. My family mostly celebrates by eating mooncakes (yue bing, 月饼). This year, 中秋节 falls (ha) on September 15th. 107 more words


The Best Parts of Studying in Puerto Rico

On the ISEP blog, we like to share stories about students and their study abroad journeys. Today, we’re doing it a little different. ISEP student Lucia, who spent a semester in France, wants others to be able to experience her home university of  493 more words

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{travel412} India Series: Day 1 (Chennai)

Actual date for post: Sunday, August 14, 2016

Heyyy everyone,

For the next two weeks, I will be posting a series of blog posts about my adventures in India. 516 more words


The Stages of Returning from Studying Abroad

When I left 200 days ago for my study abroad in Madrid, Spain, the thought that I would come back deeply changed had never crossed my mind. 1,447 more words


My Goodbye Letter to Madrid and the Incredible People I’ve Met in the Last 4.5 Months

Dear Madrid:

Tears are literary streaming down my face as I am confronted with the realization that it is time for me to leave. I am making this departure without knowing when I will return- which makes it all the worse- and with the unfulfillable desire to remain here forever. 1,372 more words



Basically the only units of measurement that are the same between Spain and the U.S.A. are the units of time. However, though the literal units are the same, the cultural meaning of time is completely different. 1,111 more words