Study Abroad

February 4, 2016

January MEDLIFE trip to Peru

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  I have been involved with the Lafayette Chapter of MEDLIFE for about two years now, and am currently the president of the chapter at Lafayette.  I originally got involved with MEDLIFE because I saw that MEDLIFE was getting long-lasting results where others were failing.  Especially with all of the recent articles I’ve seen condemning […]

Brandenburger Tor (gate) in Berlin, Germany

September 2, 2015

A Jump to Another World: Six Weeks in Germany

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By Jennifer Salvatore ’18 Coming home from freshman year of college on a Sunday in May, I was ready to see my old high school friends, ready to go to my favorite pizza shop and ready to sleep in my own bed. I was ready to relax and go back to everything I was familiar with. But just […]

Aerial view of London, England

August 23, 2015

An Incredible 8 Weeks Abroad

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By Samuel Komrower ’17 Ever since my older sister studied abroad during her junior year of college, I too wanted to study overseas. The only problem was that I didn’t want to a miss a full semester of fun at Lafayette. Towards the end of my freshman year I got an e-mail from the Health […]

July 23, 2015

Rothkopf Scholars in Vienna

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By Kaitlin Worden ’16 December 1st, 2014, 4:31 pm. This moment is seared in my brain as the moment that I opened my email to find out that I was on the adventure of a lifetime. I also remember it as the one time I shouted in a library, and immediately ran out to call […]

July 15, 2015

Ten Facts About Senegal Continued (6 facts in this post)

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In the beginning of my spring semester in Senegal, I opened up my blog with a entry called “10 facts about Senegal,” but I actually only wrote four of them. I planned to write the six other ones along the semester, which I will be doing in this entry. Now that I am thinking about […]

July 9, 2015


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I started writing this post a while ago and just continued it recently.  Enjoy! Back in May: On Sunday the 17th, I left Madrid to travel with my grandparents.  We spent two days in Berlin, and on Wednesday, we began the river cruise portion of our trip. I was very impressed with Grand Circle (the […]

June 20, 2015

Overseas, Underfunded: 12 Things You’ll Learn While Studying Abroad in Europe

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Buzzfeed, watch your back…   #1 Elevator “Door Close” buttons actually work   You heard right, that button inside  the elevator actually closes the door! It’s revolutionary! This feature alone has left European sitcom writers short of material for years. Now you can nonchalantly block those frantic luggage-loaded people sprinting toward the lift hollering, “HOLD […]

June 5, 2015

Overseas, Underfunded: Germany, A History Pt. 1

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I love history! But by now, everyone should already know that. For this reason, I am appalled that I had not already thought of spinning the tale of Germany’s history for all of you. It’s a beautifully tragic one to be sure. The German people truly have seen the brightest and darkest forms of human […]

May 20, 2015

¡Hasta Luego España!

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My last final was on Wednesday, the 13th.  I remember feeling relieved when I turned it in as I normally do at the end of final exams – it’s a good feeling to have zero academic responsibilities after the stress of studying for finals.  However, as soon as I walked out the classroom door, it […]

May 17, 2015

Overseas, Underfunded: The German Welfare State Pt. 2

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Opinion In America, every now and again you still come across a far right conservative who advocates for a laissez faire economy and the end to government welfare programs. However, most people have come to realize the importance of providing some amount of welfare; unless you are talking to Ron Swanson, that is. (By the […]