The End is Nigh!

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I’m at the very end of my exchange now, and I’ve been having a very eventful couple of weeks. Firstly, a couple friends and I got to go see a couple of FIVB qualifier professional volleyball games. We got to see Finland vs. Slovenia(w) and Czech Republic vs. South Korea(w). It was really awesome to […]

한국어를 배우차!

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Let’s Learn About Korean! I don’t believe I’ve ever covered the language of my temporary home in my blog, so here goes. As is normal with languages, Korean was first a spoken language and then much later adopted a writing system. Both the Chinese writing system and Buddhism arrived in Korea around the same time, […]

بسلامة المغرب

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As strange as it seems, our Arabic Program at EGE culminated weeks ago and since then we’ve been partying wildly on the beach, hot-boxing our empty classrooms and…I’m kidding. Please don’t arrest me at the airport. I’ve paid my Maroc Telecom bills off, I swear (more on that later). In all seriousness, we’ve spent May […]

What Makes Traveling and Studying Abroad Special?

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I am now nearing the end of my study abroad experience, returning to Albuquerque in mid July and have some time for reflection on my experience. I know for sure that this experience has been special and had a profound impact on me. What made this experience special? And if you decide to go abroad […]

How is it already mid-May??

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It’s very hard to believe that it is already May, meaning the semester is over at UNM and I only have about a month and a half left in Korea. I’m having very mixed feelings about leaving…Of course, I’m very excited to go home to my family and friends, boyfriend, and most of all my […]

Societal Differences between South Korea and the United States

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Even though I’ve been here for 8 months now, I still experience culture shock every now and then. It’s no secret that eastern cultures are very different from western, and though South Korea has many western influences, it is no exception. One big difference is that South Korea is considered a high-context society, whereas the […]