Category - Study Abroad

University of Rochester

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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
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Welcome to Life as an Exchange Student
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To Go Or Not To Go… Study Abroad Decisions
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Studying Abroad 3 of 3: The Final Push
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Rochester Appreciation Post
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Preparing For Adventures Abroad in Australia
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Studying Abroad Part 2 of 3: Can I Afford It?

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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Welcome to Life as an Exchange Student

It’s now been over a month since I journeyed from Cleveland, Ohio, to Canberra, Australia, and I’m starting to understand why past study abroad students often impart such cliches as “Don’t blink or you’ll miss it” and “As soon as you adjust, it’s time to return home” upon prospective abroad students. As an exchange student,[…]

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To Go Or Not To Go… Study Abroad Decisions

“Do I really want to go abroad?” I asked myself. I had a tough time motivating myself to apply to study abroad. I whole-heartedly enjoy my semesters at the University of Rochester—I love our campus, my professors, the clubs in which I’m involved, and of course, my wonderful friends and suite mates. I weighed the pros and[…]

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Studying Abroad 3 of 3: The Final Push

Read Part 1 and Part 2! You have successfully jumped through all the hoops and made your way through this whole study abroad maze. Finally you are ready to leave, just counting down the days until you fly off to the destination of your dreams. But, as always, there is still some unfinished business that you[…]

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Rochester Appreciation Post

Putting me into a totally new setting abroad has given me a cool perspective on my home University. I’ve spoken to lots of American students from other universities and lots of British students about their experience with “uni” as well. I’d like to share my thoughts with you on how I’ve come to appreciate the[…]

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Preparing For Adventures Abroad in Australia

As February begins, I write from the comfort of my living room in my family’s Akron, Ohio home. I’ve been home for the majority of the six weeks or so since I moved out of my suite in Hill Court, though I’ve been fortunate to do some traveling to visit college and high school friends around[…]

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Studying Abroad Part 2 of 3: Can I Afford It?

Be sure to read Part 1! When students are asked if they would like to study abroad, most students enthusiastically answer YES! However, after a few moments, they always add this one caveat: “I don’t know if I can afford it.” Most students, including me, believe that studying abroad is expensive and therefore cannot be[…]

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