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COPENHAGEN: Final days

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May 1, 2014

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As it slowly turns into summertime in Copenhagen, I have to resist the urge to skip class and abandon finals to enjoy the weather and city before I leave for home. Today is the Danish Labor Day or May Day. There is a tradition to g...

ANGERS –> LONDON

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April 24, 2014

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I just kicked off the first part of my spring break with a trip to London. Although being around English speakers was a vacation in itself, my trip couldn't have gone better for a number of reasons..I found myself doing all the...

PRESTON: Study abroad travel tips

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April 24, 2014

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As the Easter break continues and many of my friends also studying abroad continue their trips around Europe, I thought I’d share a list of travel tips I’ve picked up during my time abroad.First of all, be aware of any stud...

PRESTON –> CHESTER

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April 17, 2014

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Megan Flannery -- Instead of a spring break in March and a long Easter weekend in April, my university in Britain has combined them to provide students with a two week-long Easter break. While most international exchange stu...

ANGERS: My new normal

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April 17, 2014

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My socks and undergarments are sprawled on a six-foot wire that is tied, on one end, to the window handle and, on the other end, to the closet door handle.I have to crawl military-style to get from one side of my room to the ot...

PRESTON vs. Austin: Battle of the music scenes

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April 10, 2014

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Part of what drew me to pursue study abroad was gaining the opportunity to experience the authentic culture of another country and one aspect of any culture is music. Coming from the “Live Music Capital of the World” set t...

COPENHAGEN: Danish humor

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April 8, 2014

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Although Denmark is the world’s happiest country, the birth rate is currently the lowest it has been in 27 years! In 2013, the birth rate was reported to be 10 per 1,000 residents. A new campaign by Spies Rejser addresses thi...

ANGERS: Doucer Angevine

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April 3, 2014

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Where I work at a local café, there is a flavor of tea sold called ‘doucer angevine.’ The tea has a mild sweetness and is very popular among the customers. Ironically, it’s the only one the owner of the establishment has y...

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