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Cheese Caves?

I was expecting my favorite field trip to be the poultry day but it was actually a combination of the days in the Roquefort area observing sheep and also the Roquefort caves. First, I love long rides. I’m used to them because growing up I did a lot of road…
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Toulouse Pre-trip

Before going on this trip I was pretty excited for about a month but honestly kind of nervous the first few days right before I left. I hadn’t been out of the continental US or Canada before so I knew I was about to be changed forever in Toulouse, France….
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Did That Just Happen?

It’s weird now that I’m back I can say the words “While I was studying abroad in Europe…” That is something I never thought I would get the opportunity to say. It continues to blow my mind. I’ve loved sharing my stories with my friends and family since I’ve returned….
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Cultural Experience

One of my main goals during my expedition in France was to not eat any meal that I can eat at home. There is no point in coming to France if you are not going to embrace in a large chunk of their culture. Since my French was not advanced…
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Homecoming

After spending over three weeks abroad I was ready to be home. I have been abroad before and my time out of the United States had caused me to conceive the notion that the world exists in a strange paradox of being both big and small. My time in Costa…
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The Impact

I had many experiences in Costa Rica that left an imprint on me; however, the most impactful event would have to be the talk given by Mr. Jack Ewing at Hacienda Baru. His story affected me in ways I did not anticipate. Here was a man who came to Costa…
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Pre-Departure: Anticipation

Anticipation. As I hugged my stepfather goodbye and stepped into the security line for the international terminal of the Baltimore airport, the feeling hummed through my veins. Anticipation. It overwhelmed the weariness I should have been experiencing from my sleep deprivation. The airport was bright and shiny line with enticing…
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Pre Departure

Going into this trip knowing it was my first time visiting Europe, and really my first time abroad, culture shock made me a little nervous.  It was something I wanted to try my best to avoid in order to have the best possible time in Italy.  I have also traveled…
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