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  • One Week


    by: LoganPetry

    created on: Jul 09, 2013 | Wellington, New Zealand

    A typical week for me over here involves my weekday spent most at work for about 8 hours a day, but when I get back home my roommates and I like to get out and go eat at new places or maybe see a new movie. During the week most of the time is spent at work but weekends are free to do whatever, which is a great time to …

  • One less hurdle


    by: elisamiele

    created on: Jul 07, 2013 | New Jersey, United States

    Finally got my tickets to Edinburgh. One more step to getting there, just need to get a few more things together to feel like I'm actually ready. The next two months can't speed by fast enough. I feel the need to get to Edinburgh.

  • Two Thirds Have Past

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    by: MaryHiott

    created on: Jul 07, 2013 | Sydney, Australia

    It is so crazy to think that I am in my final month of being in Sydney. I have felt so sad about leaving actually, that I have decided not to... I am now studying here my next semester and hence will be here until December! I simply could not leave yet. There are still so many things I want to do and see. I have not been up the east coast …

  • On Your Own Overseas


    by: CassandraStagner

    created on: Jul 06, 2013 | Stirling, Scotland

    Now that I am overseas I have learned a great deal about being on my own and how important it is to step outside of your comfort zone and reach out to others. Building friendships with other people is such a big part of making your study abroad experience what it should be! I think people often tend to forget that almost everyone is in the same situation you are, so …

  • Gone, Gone, Gone


    by: MariahThompson

    created on: Jul 03, 2013 | Nebraska, United States

    In the first week of January 2012, I watched youtube videos of the New Years fireworks show in London. Like an obsessive or possibly hypnotized person, I sat at my laptop for hours and watched that years video and the videos from the past celebrations. That night, when I was finally finished, I made myself the promise that got this whole thing going. I promised myself that next year I …

  • Parliament


    by: MaryHiott

    created on: Jun 26, 2013 | Sydney, Australia

    Yesterday I traveled to Canberra to meet with an MP in the Parliament house. We were discussing the eventaul end to the live export trade in Australia. This is mainly what I have worked on in my internship. Australia takes care of its animals and the rights of these animals, but cannot assure that such regualtions will be followed once the animals journey across seas. Becuase of this, many people …

  • From Puerto Viejo to Gallo Pinto

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    by: KellieGriffith

    created on: Jun 25, 2013 | San Jose, Costa Rica

                Sunday, June 16, 2013 Wow, I’m addicted to Wi-Fi.  Dad, you were right.  The router is broken at my house so I’m writing this blog post on Microsoft Word and I’ll post it after the Wi-Fi is fixed tomorrow.  I keep telling myself that it’s okay that I’m addicted to Wi-Fi because it’s the only way I have to communicate with everyone everywhere all over the …

  • Week One: An early start with friends in law enforcement

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    by: KelseyMorgan

    created on: Jun 25, 2013 | Dublin, Ireland

    I've finished my first week abroad so I'm pretty much 100% Irish now right? When you meet a local that's always something to be questioned about. "You're from the states, are you?"  "What's your surname?" "Is that Irish?" "Have you any Irish heritage in you?" I think they're often disappointed when the pale, Irish-looking 22-year-old responds with, "None that I know of” I’ve considered making it up to make people like me more, cause, you …

  • My Goals


    by: LoganPetry

    created on: Jun 23, 2013 | Wellington, New Zealand

    So it has been awhile since my last entry but I have been keeping myself busy between work and weekend adventures. While I am over here though I set some goals for myself which included getting out and making friends with the locals so that I could better understand the culture, gaining further knowledge about my field of interest through my job which I have already acquired new knowledge and …

  • Leaving Soon


    by: LoganPetry

    created on: Jun 23, 2013 | Indiana, United States

    It's almost time for me to head out for my internship in New Zealand, and I am becoming more and more excited! I have just about a week left before I leave and can't wait to be over there. I am looking forward getting out and enjoying to outdoors while there even though it will be winter time. I really want to be able to go and ski in the …

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