Category - Study Abroad

University of Rochester

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35 Things Study Abroad Gave Me
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Why Everyone Should Study Abroad
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The Exciting Transition of Senior Year: What I’m Looking Forward To
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My Study Abroad Experience, as Told by Drake’s “More Life”
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Summer Plans (The How-to-Be-Productive Version)
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Reflections on Study Abroad
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The Pillow Family Goes Abroad!
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Study Abroad: Art in Japan
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Put the “Study” in Study Abroad
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Saving & Spending Abroad

35 Things Study Abroad Gave Me

1. An inspiration for fashion. 2. Amazing friends! 3. The chance to start new habits. 4. A preference to use active transportation. 5. A passion for caring for the environment. 6. An interest in studying cigarette smoking habits. 7. A deeper understanding of noncommunicable diseases. 8. Aspirations to travel even more. 9. Fascination with the British royal[…]

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Why Everyone Should Study Abroad

My study abroad experience in Japan has come to an end, and when I look back on the last three months, words cannot describe what an amazing experience it was. During my time in Japan, I have met so many wonderful people, learned a new language, and traveled on my own. These are some of the experiences[…]

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The Exciting Transition of Senior Year: What I’m Looking Forward To

It may just be a side effect of the severe jet lag I’ve been feeling since leaving Canberra, Australia, to travel all the way back to my hometown in Ohio, but I can’t seem to stop thinking about transitions. For example, the transition from Canberra local time to Ohio local time, which is a 14-hour difference,[…]

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My Study Abroad Experience, as Told by Drake’s “More Life”

Drake’s latest album, “More Life,” came out during the final weeks of my study abroad experience. As I listened to the songs while walking to and from class, I realized that Drake must have created this album with me in mind, in celebration of a semester well spent. Drake’s album is full of dancehall and afrobeat[…]

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Summer Plans (The How-to-Be-Productive Version)

The summer is fast approaching, and you know what that means? It’s time to make plans to spend these 105 days productively! Whether you’re staying on campus, going back home, or traveling to a whole new destination, here are some things you can do to make this summer count!    1. Get a job or an[…]

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Reflections on Study Abroad

I’d like to reflect on three qualities that studying abroad has helped me develop, and how I plan to make the most of my remaining time in London. 1. Independence The number one character trait I’ve worked on abroad has been independence. I’m now cooking on my own, managing transportation and sightseeing on my own,[…]

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The Pillow Family Goes Abroad!

As an extension to my annual blog posts about my family visits for Meliora Weekend, here is the story of my family’s visit to London, England! My family visited during my midterm week and spring break weekend, and during their spring breaks from high school and work. We had an absolutely beautiful week weather-wise and[…]

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Study Abroad: Art in Japan

One of the biggest reasons I chose to study abroad in Japan was to experience the art and art institutions. It’s been a little over a month since I’ve been in Tokyo, and I’ve visited incredible museums and galleries that truly make Tokyo a dream destination for all fellow art lovers. Here is a list[…]

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Put the “Study” in Study Abroad

One thing I wondered about before arriving in London was how I was going to juggle studying with exploring, experiencing, and traveling. My classwork experience in London has been more relaxed than my semesters at Rochester. My courses have lots of readings to be completed before each class. However, the readings are less referenced in[…]

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Saving & Spending Abroad

(Refresher: I’m studying abroad in London this semester.) Preparing to study abroad includes getting ready to spend and save money in a new country. On campus, you can pay for anything with your ID card. Plus, food is already sorted out and lots of events on campus are free or at least super cheap. On[…]

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