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  • Barcelona


    by: ErinMitnitsky

    created on: Jun 20, 2013 | Barcelona, Spain

    I am currently in Barcelona enjoying my very last few days here unfortunately. I am learning a lot while I am here about the culture and the language especially since I am taking spanish courses here. I love my professors because they are so caring and helpful. I am enjoying my homestay because my family makes me feel at home and comfortable in this enviroment. I love being able to …

  • Not All Who Wander Are Lost...

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    by: MaryHiott

    created on: Jun 19, 2013 | Sydney, Australia

    Spent last Thursday, Friday, and Saturday in the Blue Mountains. I think it is the most beautiful place I have ever been. Katoomba, the town we got off the train in, is quiet and lovely. We walked past cafes and pubs and headed up towards the nearest campsite to set up tents before it got dark.  What had started out as a group of six wound up only being two. That …

  • “The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.” – St. Augustine


    by: Natalie.Wilson

    created on: Jun 17, 2013 | Texas, United States

    Well, I’m back home in the States!  My five months of traveling Europe are over.  I’m not very happy about this.  Although it is nice to see all my friends and family, sleep in my own bed, drive a car, and get back into a routine, I’d rather be in Europe.  My days of sleeping in hostel beds and having to use a map (rather than my iPhone) …

  • Reflection


    by: StephanieWindle

    created on: Jun 16, 2013 | Tennessee, United States

    After an incredible 5 months I am back in The States. I cannot even begin to describe how amazing this experience was. I have been home for less than a week and I have missed London every single day. Studying abroad provided eye opening experiences and incredible adventures. It is impossible to pick the greatest adventure or the greatest experience. Having the opportunity to live in London and explore the …

  • Your wings already exist; all you have to do is FLY

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    by: KaylaBockus

    created on: Jun 15, 2013 | Colorado, United States

    IRELAND IRELAND IRELAND One hour until my ridiculously long flight to London Heathrow Airport. I have exchanged my US dollars for far fewer Euros. I will be keeping a journal throughout my trip, if I remember, to maintain a scholarship with CIS Abroad. What a wonderful opportunity they have given me?! I think the least I can do is maintain an adequate travel journal in return. I will be leaving Denver …

  • The enduring imprint of Berlin


    by: KacieGrunau

    created on: Jun 15, 2013 | Limerick, Ireland

    Before starting on Part 2 of my “Reading Week” extravaganza, I came across a little blurb I scribbled down the third day titled “Differences in Irish culture that I already miss.” I think they accurately summed up my frustration: understanding the slang and having the ability to communicate using it. If I wanted a f*cking Guinness, I could get my hands on one brewed in Dublin. Potatoes …

  • The End Is Nigh


    by: BrieanaKepley

    created on: Jun 15, 2013 | Limerick, Ireland

    So I don't like saying this, but it's almost time for me to start packing up and getting ready to go back home. Who would have thought that three weeks would pass so quickly? I've met some really amazing people, fell in love with the country, and even got into a little trouble, but it has all been worth it. I think one of the major things I will take back …

  • Welcome to Scotland


    by: CassandraStagner

    created on: Jun 15, 2013 | Copenhagen, Denmark

         As i was beginning to prepare for my trip abroad, I couldn't quite get my thoughts together about what it would be like for two months in a different country. I have been to Scotland before with family, but that doesn't seem the same. I am more than excited to go abroad and be on my own. I think it will be eventful, challenging, and a wonderful experience that …

  • Know Before You Go

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    by: KelseyMorgan

    created on: Jun 11, 2013 | Pennsylvania, United States

    Greetings Friends! I wanted to start my blog/online journal/whatever before I left so that my parents, friends, stalkers (lawlz), etc could see where it is and get used to it or whatever.  I'm leaving THIS VERY WEEKEND for an eight week internship in Dublin, Ireland where I will be working for an organization called "Bully 4U" that works to combat bullying and cyberbullying.  I'm super stoked for this adventure but I'm …

  • Making My Way


    by: BrieanaKepley

    created on: Jun 08, 2013 | Limerick, Ireland

    So I'm still very much loving it here, but after going to Dublin today I knew that I couldn't live here for the rest of my life. Ultimately, it's just not my style. I'm sure I've said at some point tha Ireland is a lot like Tennessee for me, and really, it is. They talked about one of their stadiums, and all I could think of is how much they …

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