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Staying Safe Abroad for LGBTQI+ Students

Staying Safe Abroad for LGBTQI+ Students Written by Dave Landry Jr. Studying abroad is an incredible and life changing adventure for many students. The number of students choosing to participate in study abroad programs increases year after year with Europe being the top pick among students.  The academic and career benefits of studying abroad are […]
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Spending the night in an Internet Café

Rodney McGary | Machida, Japan | Spring 2015 You may have read the title and thought, “What the heck?!” Well, that’s one of the many convenient things about life in Japan, you can camp out in a net café overnight if you miss your last train or bus home.  As for me, the idea of […]
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Getting Around in Tokyo

Rodney McGary | Machida, Japan | Spring 2015   Riding trains in Tokyo is by far the easiest way to get to anywhere you want to go in the city as they are incredibly convenient. Now, when you think of Tokyo trains, what kind of things come to mind? A seemingly infinite network of trains […]
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Japan: A Country of Convenience

Even though the regular Spring 2015 semester is officially over, the students in Machida are only mid-way through their semester abroad! We will be sharing journal excerpts written by Spring 2015 participant Rodney McGary about his experience in Machida. Stay tuned!   Rodney McGary | Machida, Japan | Spring 2015   Well, well, well, I’ve […]
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Discovery in a City So Old

This is an excerpt of Scot’s journal, which he kept throughout his Summer abroad in Seville. He shares with us a peek into the Moroccan trip that is part of the Summer in Seville program. Written by Scot Lycan Seville, Spain Summer 2013   Fez is a city founded in the twelfth century, nestled into a […]
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5 Quick Tips to Surviving Florence

Are you studying abroad (or planning to) and feeling a wee bit nervous? Fall 2013 Study Abroad alumna Kiyana has very kindly shared some insights and tips with anybody planning to study abroad in Florence. However, the other practical tips apply to pretty much any location, really, so read on and be excited/motivated! Written by […]
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Packing for your Study Abroad Program

“What to take” or “what not to take” on a trip can become a major dilemma. Often one may become quite overwhelmed by the desire to pack everything, believing that it may be needed sometime in the future. The fact of the matter is usually people tend to over-pack, only to discover later that half […]
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How to Prevent Jet Lag

What is Jet Lag? In layman’s terms, jet lag is the disruption of your internal clock, the one that tells you when it’s time for bed and when it’s time for dinner. Flying across time zones can mess it up big time, giving you symptoms like exhaustion, headache, disorientation and indigestion just to name a few. It’s […]
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