It’s Fall, Ya’ll

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And I am loving it. This is, surprisingly, the first time I have truly enjoyed Autumn. I mean I am totally not enjoying the copious amounts of allergies I am getting (like really, is anyone feeling the sniffles?) but I am enjoying the colors this wonderful season brings. I am SO DISAPPOINTED IN MYSELF that […]

Chicago: A Photo Blog

This weekend I decided to take a spontaneous trip out to Chicago to see my best friend from study abroad! Turns out a few other friends I met while in Europe were also in town, and we all got to together to celebrate. You never know where life will take you or the friends you’ll […]

The Austrian Willy Wonka

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I’ve never been to a chocolate factory, so when I heard that there was one near Graz, I definitely put it on my list of places to go. The train that goes there from Graz only runs on the weekdays, so I decided to go last Monday. We rode the train for about an hour […]

The Student Fight In Brazil

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Here at USP, education is and has always been a hot topic. How can it not be? The university is renowned for its engineering department and history of important research, and is on many lists internationally as the top university in Latin America. But for students and professors here, it is much more personal. As […]

How To Be More Green

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With so many things happening in the world at any given time, we forget that the smallest things we do today can deeply affect our future. To be more specific, we forget that we are one world, and that we are destroying it one piece of trash at a time. We pay little attention to […]

The Benefit of Taking Your STEM Education Abroad

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Last spring, spending my evenings planning for my upcoming year abroad, I put a lot of effort into trying to find courses here in Leeds that would match exactly with what was being taught back at the UNM Centennial Engineering Center.  Fortunately, that wasn’t the way it worked out in the end, and I wound […]

Chasing the Northern Lights from Norway to Finland

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There were two holidays this past week, All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day. I had never heard of these holidays actually, but in Austria, and in most of Europe, they are official holidays; schools and even some universities have the entire week off. At my university, we had just the two days off, which […]