Study Abroad

Stuttgart

April 15, 2014

Blind Booking

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I know that Lafayette had theirs ages ago… but this week is Jacobs’ Spring Break. Casey and I decided to do blind booking. It’s a really neat idea. It’s like roulette with airplane tickets. It’s with German Wings and they give you a list of places that you could possibly get and you only know where […]

April 13, 2014

Struggles, Fear… Creativity?

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Hello friendly followers! Isn’t it great how spring-like it’s becoming? That only took a few months struggling through the bitter cold… there really is something about greater enjoyment following hardship though. If it had simply stopped snowing in January/early February, and gotten a bit warmer in February and March, this lovely sunshine-y day would not […]

French beignets for 15 cents

April 3, 2014

Life in Candyland

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Here’s a fun fact: Moroccans consume about 37 kilograms of sugar per capita each year; during Ramadan, that number jumps up to 95 thousand tons overall. This is why Morocco has become one of the world’s largest sugar consumers and, after two months living on a purely Moroccan diet, I can wholeheartedly vouch for this […]

The Puerto Rican Flag.

March 26, 2014

Land of My Father*

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I love Puerto Rico. But not because it’s ‘paradise.’ I love it for all of its unadvertised beauty. I love it because Vice is confused as to whether it should send me the news in Spanish or in English. I love it because everyone is a die hard Yankee fan – which means we keep […]

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March 25, 2014

Hiking and Surfing and Salsa, Oh My!

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So far, this has been a semester of firsts: my first time leaving the US, riding a camel, learning Arabic, eating couscous… the list goes on. And today, as I lay collapsed on my bed, muscles aching, and trying to muster the remaining energy in my body in order to type these very words, I […]

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March 25, 2014

Not a Lazy Semester

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When I tell people that I’m studying abroad they think that this is a lazy semester, a semester of less difficult and fewer classes. Lafayette does a good job with sending engineers abroad so we don’t get behind in classes or have to pile up classes before hand. I did have to organize my schedule […]

Brandenburger Tor

March 24, 2014

Berlin

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Our first excursion as a group was to Berlin on the 13th of March. We took a bus from Bremen to Berlin, which was a lengthy five hours. I think everyone slept most of the way because we left at 7 in the morning. When we arrived it was around noon so we got off […]

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March 17, 2014

Sometimes I Wonder

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When I daydream, I reminisce about the many places I’ve been and all the people I’ve met. I like to wonder about what they’re doing now, and where they’re headed. Whether it was my Nicaraguan barber who’s been saving up money to send home, the child asylum seekers in Denmark waiting to hear the result […]

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March 16, 2014

Salaam from Morocco!

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In other words, hey there! And welcome to my little blog. It has officially been over a month since I left Lafayette to study abroad in the city of Rabat for spring semester. Until now, I had never traveled across an ocean, let alone lived in another country for such a long time. Even after […]

My desk.

March 10, 2014

Jacobs University

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Good morning, Lafayette! I wasn’t sure how to start this blog because I’m not starting from the beginning. I know I posted about my weekend in the last one but in this post I’ll just introduce where we are studying and living. The university is called Jacobs (pronounced yacobs) University, located in Bremen, Germany.  It […]