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(This post was written for a prompt about culture shock for the Altman Program’s blog.)

Prior to my departure for Senegal, I was dismissive of culture shock. 515 more words


Dublin, Ireland.

Although my Irish heritage is not from the Dublin area, my experience and time in Ireland did “hit home” for me. My family IS from Roscommon, which is about an hour and a half train ride from Dublin. 146 more words


October 18th Session Summary: Fostering Relationships With Students Outside of the Classroom

Click here to access the audio recording from this session (the volume of this is very low due to the way it was recorded, sorry for the inconvenience). 848 more words


Blacé: Le silence

I looked out the window with disappointment as a noticed it was silently raining outside, with no signs of stopping. The entire previous week we had been lucky to have the perfect fall weather: chilly, but now cold with the perfect breeze. 754 more words

Rome: Week 2

To start off the week, we visited the Roman Forum.  The Forum served as the public open space in Ancient Rome, which was surrounded by government buildings, and it was seen at the center of public life in Rome.   577 more words


My 18th Birthday 

Last Friday, 21st October, it was my 18th birthday! It was the first time I celebrated my birthday away from home but it was an amazing day! 101 more words

About Me

First Earthquake Experience

Friday, October 21, 2016

Starting on my 20 minute walk to campus from my dorm, I mentally went over grammar points and vocabulary I might see on my Japanese midterm exam in less than an hour. 696 more words