And So Ends SCHOOL

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Bonjour à tous, I am pleased to inform you all that I am OFFICIALLY done with classes. I know I took exams earlier this month, but I then continued with 3 extra weeks of summer class parce que… Pourquoi pas? En fait, my daughter was still in school and will be just for another week, so rather […]

Reflections on Europe

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Riding in a cramped train car overnight from Krakow to Budapest is a good time to reflect on a busy couple weeks of travel.  My good friend Shaefer and I would spend nearly three-weeks in exciting cities that have had many hundreds of years to grow and flourish.  Long days, busy itineraries and extravagant views […]

Exams and Goodbyes

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I am writing this having just ended our last semester. We all began exams last Friday and finished… depending on our group or level anywhere from Tuesday to yesterday. I hate exams. I always have, I get really bad test anxiety and as a result become very stressed during a period of exams. This was… […]

Milan, a Weekend in Italy

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So up until this point, most of our trips have to places were either English or French were the main languages spoken. I was easily able to communicate with no problems and I was comfortable navigating the metro system or walking into a store to do some shopping. Now… I am in Italy where they […]

Two New Mexicans head to Scotland

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An excel sheet, multiple months in the making, is evidence of the planning and preparation done before setting out to hike Scotland’s Trossachs mountain range.  My good mate Shaefer and I had decided we would squeeze in an easy 5-day, 45-mile backpacking trip the week before our final exams, and wanted to be sure everything […]

¡Hasta la próxima!

Well friends, I am excited to let you know that I have successfully finished my undergraduate studies at UNM! In a few weeks (well more like 8 or 12) I’ll be receiving my diploma in a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and I am elated. I am so grateful to have had the opportunity […]

Housing Options

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So this is something I have been considering quite a bit as I have been here in France. My situation is a bit different, so my options were slightly limited by that. However, there are several types of options available to most students and based on what kind of a student you are and how […]