Category - Study Abroad

University of Rochester

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10 Things I Would Have Done at Rochester If I’d Had the Time
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Just Touched Down in London Town
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Studying Abroad Part 1 of 3: Everyone Can Do It
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Thoughts on My European Summer Internship
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Post Study Abroad: Moving Forward Without Leaving Behind
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“Life-Changing” Doesn’t Even Begin to Cover It
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The Best Parts of Studying Abroad in Bristol, UK
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The Perks of Learning Thai in Thailand
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Five Unexpected Experiences I’ve Had Studying Abroad in Thailand
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Adventures and Challenges About Studying Abroad

10 Things I Would Have Done at Rochester If I’d Had the Time

During my three-and-a-half years at Rochester, I’ve done quite a lot. I’ve nearly completed two majors in anthropology and English. I’ve been involved with hall council, the International Theatre Program, the Undergraduate Anthropology Council, and Students Helping Honduras. I’ve both participated in and been the program leader of the Rochester Urban Fellows Program. I’ve spent[…]

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Just Touched Down in London Town

I was truly a bunch of nerves the entire day before my 9:30 pm flight from JFK in New York to Heathrow in London. I was worried about forgetting a bag or missing my flight in the moment, but I was also worried about #fomo (fear of missing out, a fairly new term that I[…]

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Studying Abroad Part 1 of 3: Everyone Can Do It

Studying abroad in college was something I’ve always wanted to do since high school, but it was only a general idea in my head. I didn’t know where I wanted to go, how long I wanted to stay, or what the application process was even like. So when I got to the University of Rochester, I[…]

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Thoughts on My European Summer Internship

It’s finally summer time! Before I came to college, I never intended to plan my summers, because to me, summer means pool, watermelon, movies, and lots of games. The only “planning” I did during my last two summers in high school was spending time studying for the SAT and working a part-time job at Starbucks to[…]

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Post Study Abroad: Moving Forward Without Leaving Behind

It’s been nearly three weeks since my study abroad program ended and I said goodbye to Thailand. Since then, there have been plenty of joyous moments that go along with coming home—reuniting with friends and family, holiday celebrations, eating Mexican food…. Yet, the past three weeks have not been without a good dose of reverse[…]

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“Life-Changing” Doesn’t Even Begin to Cover It

Before I arrived in Thailand for my semester abroad, I had only a vague understanding of the program I was about to embark on. Sure, I’d read over the short descriptions provided on the Center for International Education Exchange (CIEE) Khon Kaen website and talked briefly with a few friends who had participated in past[…]

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The Best Parts of Studying Abroad in Bristol, UK

Half a semester has gone by since I came to study at the University of Bristol in the United Kingdom. Looking back over the past seven weeks I’ve been here, my life-changing Bristol experience has shaped me in professional and personal ways: 1. Career networking events—a great way to gain insights about different professions! University of Bristol[…]

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The Perks of Learning Thai in Thailand

Over the past two and a half months, I have come to deeply appreciate many aspects of my study abroad program. As a participant in the Thailand-based CIEE Khon Kaen Development & Globalization program, I have loved everything from my bi-monthly homestays and group research projects to my journalism assignments and adventurous weekend excursions. But[…]

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Five Unexpected Experiences I’ve Had Studying Abroad in Thailand

When I decided to spend a semester in Thailand, I had a few vague expectations for my trip. I knew that I’d probably eat some bugs, get caught in a monsoon rain, visit beautiful temples, make meaningful connections with the other people in my program, and of course, learn about some of the biggest globalization[…]

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Adventures and Challenges About Studying Abroad

October 12, 2015 marks the twenty-third day that I am studying abroad in Bristol, United Kingdom. Even though I’ve only been here for a very short amount of time, this studying abroad experience has already had a huge impact on me. Adventure 1: I got to explore United Kingdom extensively! In the past few days, I’ve explored both London and Bristol.[…]

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