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ANGERS: Expat life

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February 11, 2014

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I moved to Angers exactly one month ago.I can’t believe that. It feels like just yesterday, our bus was driving along Le Maine and turning left into the (figurative) gates of this enchanting kingdom that is the small town of An...

GRANADA: Things to Note

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February 10, 2014

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I have been living in Spain for eighteen days now.  Only one week of school is down and plenty of adventures are still being had.  Looking back into this small amount of time I have noticed some things.This post is a list of the...

ANGERS: Je suis de Texas

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February 7, 2014

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After nearly a month of being here, I’ve found that one of the perks of living in another country is getting to see the way Europeans view Americans.Often times when I proclaim to be from Texas, I get an excited reaction. I hear ...

Megan Flannery is in the U.K.

February 6, 2014

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I have moved around the United States a few times, but have never gone outside of its borders, so I am definitely ready for my international adventure to begin. This spring, I am studying at the University of Central Lancashire (U...

PRESTON: The United Kingdom – More than a Single City

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February 6, 2014

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Back in the United States when I would tell my friends and family about Preston, the city where I’m studying, they’d look confused or simply impassive. The majority of the time, I would mention England or the U.K. and they ...

COPENHAGEN: Sneakers in the Snow

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February 3, 2014

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Before I came to Denmark I knew it would take a while to adjust to the cold temperatures and frequent darkness, but I figured I would eventually be okay because I grew up in the North. I was wrong. The memories of braving the cold in...

Joey Horvath is in France

January 30, 2014

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I am a junior majoring in communications and ever since I was very little it was a goal of mine to live in Europe. I have always had an obsession with European history and the way it dates back so much further than American h...

ANGERS: What happens when there is no Tex-Mex

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January 30, 2014

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I hate to devote an entire post to food, but the other day I ate a pain au galette, for the first time so you might want to take notes.I don’t even know where to begin when talking about French pastries. It doesn’t matter w...

Raneem Ashrawi is in France

January 29, 2014

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I planned to study abroad before I even chose to attend St. Edward’s University. Now my dreams have become a reality: I’m spending my spring semester in France -- the country of love, wine and cheese(which are all synonymou...

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