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  • Kaikoura: 'meal of crayfish

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    AshleyGlasser

    by: AshleyGlasser

    created on: Aug 11, 2013 | Kaikoura, New Zealand

    Another week through and many more adventures! Essays are plentiful here at Otago. My grades seem to only consist of essays and final exams which is still hard to get used to! My dance class has been great but now I must also figure out how to write an essay about dancing! Wish me luck! This weekend, a group of 5 of us took a 6+ hour drive from Otago …

  • The End of the Trip

    CassandraStagner

    by: CassandraStagner

    created on: Aug 10, 2013 | Stirling, Scotland

    After spending two months overseas I have realized that my anxiousness about traveling alone was pointless. It is a big step to go off on your own, but it is a wonderful lesson and experience that I have felt to be life changing. My original goals for my trip was for me to grow as an individual, form relationships with others overseas, and gain work experience through my internship. …

  • Adventures

    CassandraStagner

    by: CassandraStagner

    created on: Aug 07, 2013 | Stirling, Scotland

    I cannot say there has been one greatest adventure on this trip so far because my experience has exceed my expectations. I have been okay with being away from home, but my greatest challenge has been to realize that I do eventually have to leave so I cannot dig my roots too deep or get too attached with this place. I feel a part of the town now and …

  • The Best Crack in Ireland

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    KelseyMorgan

    by: KelseyMorgan

    created on: Aug 07, 2013 | Dublin, Ireland

    It’s terribly easy to find.  It can be procured at any local pub or restaurant, from a stranger on the bus, or even at work.  Yes, the crack in Ireland is comparable to none anywhere else in the world.  Because it’s so plentiful, it’s free! Most Irish natives will have a crack or two….or seven, everyday! Craic (pronounced like “crack”) is an Irish word referring to good times, lively conversations, or …

  • Culture Shock

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    AshleyGlasser

    by: AshleyGlasser

    created on: Aug 04, 2013 | Dunedin, New Zealand

    I discovered "tramping" last weekend as a group of 80 students hiked (tramped) to Mt. Aspiring for "Bushball". We ended up sleeping in the rain in a car park the first night, hiked about 4 hours to the hut and had a giant feast and party! It was great fun except by boots gave me the worst blisters I have ever had. Coming from a previous dancer that means they …

  • the end

    HarrisonSchroeder

    by: HarrisonSchroeder

    created on: Aug 02, 2013 | San Jose, Costa Rica

    I guess this is the end. The end of a journey, an adventure, a brief moment in the span of a lifetime, but a moment that changed who I am, how I think and perceive the world. What I learned from this experience cannot be put into words; it can only be felt. I have felt myself grow. I have grown emotionally, intellectually, spiritually and physically, as I might have …

  • G'Day

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    JennaReece

    by: JennaReece

    created on: Aug 01, 2013 | Newcastle, Australia

    The time zones are really messing with me. I am finding social networking is making me more homesick because you see what everyone else is doing while you’re trying to go to bed. I miss my friends and my parents. Massachusetts is fourteen hours behind; so when I’m going to bed they are mid morning. On another note, I love Australia. So much to do! I spent a few …

  • London Calling Pt. 4

    KristineSenna

    by: KristineSenna

    created on: Jul 31, 2013 | New Hampshire, United States

    London was everything I thought it would be! I really see myself living there in the future. It was very easy to get around as I expected and I loved experiencing the markets and the parks, especially going to Hyde Park and watching The Rolling Stones, both shows! I achieved all my original goals and even new ones when I got there. I feel I have not changed too much, …

  • London Calling Pt. 3

    KristineSenna

    by: KristineSenna

    created on: Jul 31, 2013 | London, United Kingdom

    A day in the life of me usually starts with going to class until 1 PM, then I usually go to lunch with friends, and then to the park across from my halls and do coursework. When I do not have class on Fridays and the weekend, I usually go on the excursions or explore different areas of London. For food I usually do a weekly shop at Tesco for …

  • London Calling Pt. 2

    KristineSenna

    by: KristineSenna

    created on: Jul 12, 2013 | London, United Kingdom

    I have gained so much from my study abroad experience so far! I have personally stepped out of my comfort zone and challenged myself to new experiences. I have already successfully passed my first assignment and only have three more to go. Academics are bit different here than in the States, but not by a lot. I have made so many new friendships while studying abroad and I hope they …

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