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Spring Into Moments: Part One

The past few months have been quite the blur of adventure and study, with a jam-packed spring break moving into a peanut-butter fueled revision period, I have left my impressions to spread together and will now attempt to sandwich them into a series of moments. 1,399 more words

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An Unexpected Journey: Finding Home in Germany and Greece

A Polish friend that I made at my hostel in Athens introduced me to the Portuguese word, ‘saudade’. The word does not have an English equivalent but can be described as a melancholic feeling of the love that remains after someone you care about is gone. 1,556 more words

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The Holidays while on Holiday

December in Edinburgh is an interesting time. Heaps of snow and frozen lakes that I was used to was replaced with rain, sometimes hail, and overpriced yet joyous ice-skating rinks. 1,350 more words

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Being a Visiting Student at the University of Oxford

Being an international student feels very different, and I believe that my United States identity shapes much of my existence in the United Kingdom. Many Oxford students have travelled to the United States and are familiar with at least one North American city. 1,030 more words

Benjamin In England


So much exploring. So little time. Apart from exploring Edinburgh (which continues to amaze me and I have hardly left Old-Town) the last two months have been full of adventures. 416 more words

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The Stages of Studying Abroad, illustrated by the “Weeping Girls” (Jupiter Art Land)

The Sunny Storm

  1. When I first arrived in Edinburgh, I wanted to be in constant motion. The program orientation makes this desire a reality, the organized activity kept my energy level high helped me resist succumbing to jet lag.
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Hello friends,

So, I’ve made it.  I can’t believe I have been here for three weeks now. The first week was just a flurry of faces, places, and names that I tried my best to remember.   398 more words

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