Butterflies for Brazil

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In 36 hours, I will be in Brazil, the furthest I have ever been from home. It’s seven pm central standard time as I write this. In St. Louis, Missouri, it’s already an unbearably warm and humid 95 degrees fahrenheit, and, like a true Puerto-Rican, my mom still has the house at a cozy 75 […]

Let the Journey Begin

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It was only a year ago that the idea of studying abroad was introduced to me, and, at the time, it seemed like an impossibility. I mean, who in their right mind would travel half way around the world with a toddler…for a year?!! Well, apparently I would. I began the process by just talking […]

Home.

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Well, I’m home. Frankly, it feels as though I never left… except for the new businesses everywhere, the remodeling my parents did on the house and we’re down one dog. Currently, I’m just hangin’ out, catching up with people and trying to sleep off the jetlag… but soon I’ll have to get back to real […]

Packing

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Packing up after one year in another country can be a daunting task, and tedious I might add. If you have never packed for a major trip, in short, there is a lot of folding, suctioning, cramming, sitting, zipping, and lifting involved to get the right size and weight of your suitcase. No thanks to […]

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 […]