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Exchange Year Extended

While preparing to study abroad for a full academic year, I was pretty confident that about 10 months would be the perfect amount of time to spend in Spain. I imagined that once the school year was over I would be ready to come back home to work a summer…
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Reflections on a Year Abroad

About a month into the school year here at UGA, I still find myself adjusting back to my life in the states. It has been an exciting return that has kept me very busy, until recently when I took some time to myself to reflect on my experiences. I realized…
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Road Trip!

One of my favorite memories from my exchange was the time when my friends and I rented a car and took a road trip to central Switzerland at the end of November. There were five of us total: three girls from the Netherlands, a fellow American, and myself. The drive…
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See you soon, Switzerland!

I am a few days away from embarking on my five-month long adventure in Europe! I will be an exchange student at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (otherwise known as ETH Zürich) in Zürich, Switzerland for the fall 2018 semester. This will be my last semester of classes for…
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España Here I Come!

With exactly one week until I’m off to Spain, I am becoming nostalgic of my everyday life here in Georgia. I am trying to spend as much time with family and friends as possible while enjoying the little things that I often overlook. I realize that everything will be different…
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Learning with different views

Academics here in Germany are very different than they are at UGA. It is interesting to see how other countries organize their academic system. For example, in Germany the entire semester is lectures. No exams, no papers, no projects or anything. This is true up until the end of the…
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Ich liebe Deutschland!

After two weeks being here, everything has finally fallen into place! As an international student, I was nervous about finding a group of friends to travel with and enjoy my time here with. But this was the easiest part! The international community here is amazing. We all get along, we…
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Germany, here I come

I am so excited to travel to Germany! I’ve googled pictures, looked at maps, read all about the culture, and practiced some of the language. I have prepared myself for months before my trip. I’ve answered every email, completed every necessary task, predicted how each day will go, even made…
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