Scattered Thoughts of a Pleb in Maghreb

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With mixed feelings, I’m beginning to contemplate the end of my year abroad. In only a month and a half I will bid Morocco بسلامة, and as much as I’m pining for quality burritos, easy access to swimming pools and unabashedly showing off my knees again in public, there’s a lot that will be hard […]

Spring in Korea

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Spring is the most beautiful and pleasant time of the year almost anywhere, and Korea is not an exception. Spring is also, predictably so, the peak of tourist season. It is essentially when the country comes back to life after the (way too-) long, harsh winter (yes, I’m very New Mexican. It was cold. I […]

What the heck is going on in South Korea?

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Recently, South Korea has been a bit of a mess. There is heightened tension with North Korea leading to the decision to implement the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system, problems with China because of it, and the impeachment of former president Park Guen Hye. This post will be a bit long, but stick […]

Practical Research

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If you are planning a trip abroad anytime in the near future, one of the biggest tips that I wish I had known before I left was to do some practical research on my destination country. Googling “beautiful places Croatia” is perfectly fine and all but it’s just the beginning. What I mean by ‘practical’ […]

Can You Travel Too Much?! Traveling Abroad Student Guide

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During my time abroad I have had my fair share of traveling and have learned that traveling is an important part of any study abroad experience. However, a student can easily fall into the trap of traveling too much or not traveling enough. Also, when an exchange student contemplates traveling they also have to consider […]

Shoes Inhibit the Imagination

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Tetouan is a stunning, but strange city for a weekend hiking trip. Looking past the mountain vistas, wooded hills and the terraced souq, I noticed a startling amount of untreated mental illness. Tetouan’s resources are probably like any other city in Morocco, but a cursory observation left me quite saddened. The numbers of homeless/beggars in […]