Archive for Study Abroad

Michelle goes to Moscow!

Sorry about my blog hiatus — I’ve been pretty busy between exploring St. Petersburg, getting in last minute trips to Europe, and (surprise) actually doing work for my study abroad classes! Anyway, there is one phenomenal experience I had in October that I haven’t yet…

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Hosting in the Eternal City

One of my closest friends from home came to visit me in Rome this past weekend.  Not only was it wonderful to re-experience a comforting piece of my life back home, but it was also incredible to show her what my life is like her,…

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How to See Everything

I’m getting a little taste of home this weekend- one of my childhood best friends who is studying outside London is coming to visit me in Rome!  While thinking about this today in my walk through Piazza Santa Maria on my way home from class,…

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Flying Solo

  This weekend I had the incredible opportunity to spend a weekend in Paris.  My boyfriend and I planned this trip as our one splurge location.  How decadent does it sound to meet in Pari sand sightsee for a weekend before returning back to our…

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Kilts, Ceilidhs, and… Windsurfing? Oh My!

Last weekend was authentically Scottish with plenty of haggis (including some of the best vegetarian haggis in the world, according to one of the Scottish supervisors), bagpiping, kilts, Ceilidh dancing, homemade soup, and a variety of outdoor activities. It involved two nights spent in a…

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A New England fall gets the gold (but Russian Autumn is a close second)

Let me say what everyone abroad is thinking: I miss certain things about home. Yes, friends and family, peanut butter, Netflix, and other life necessities are all up there. But one thing I’ve missed most this semester is fall in Massachusetts. New England has some…

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Watering Your Roots

Before going abroad, one of my main concerns was keeping in touch with my family. I’m very close to my family at home, and I didn’t want that relationship to suffer with me being away. Additionally, I didn’t want to fall behind or miss out…

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An Unexpected Encounter

I spent this past weekend in the Highlands of Scotland. We started out at a farm with sheep and 28 sheepdogs! The dogs were incredibly intelligent. The shepherd whistled and made other noises to signal the dogs to go right and left, crawl, lay down,…

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Scotland Rocks (Literally)

I knew studying abroad in Scotland would be an adventure that I would never forget. What I didn’t know was that it would give me a whole new appreciation for those under-rated things we walk on every single day: rocks. I chose to study abroad…

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La Vita Romana: My First Month in Rome

As of today, I have been studying in bustling Rome for one full month. Where does the time go? I remember being slumped on my hotel bed on day one, weary from 17 hours of travel, and looking at my calendar to count down the…

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