Studying Chocolate Making

Being from a farming background, I was most excited about our cacao farm visits throughout the trip. On the first day, we visited a small cacao farmer, who made this beautiful arrangement for us out of cacao pods and cacao tree leaves. He showed us around his farm, and showed…
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Exploring Costa Rica!

While the entire trip was a blast, one of my favorite days was a day when we just got to see Costa Rica! We started the morning off by going on a zip-lining tour through the clouds. While we may have been cold and wet the entire time, the views…
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Enjoying Italy

My time in Cortona has been well spent so far. I’ve enjoyed learning about Italian culture, food, and wine! What I’ve enjoyed most about my classes so far is our vineyard visits where we get an up-close look at the growing, processing, and selling of wine. It’s great to learn…
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Finally Home

I am finally home from Uruguay, and I feel like I am going through another culture shock within my own country. My time there was only 8 weeks, but it was an amazing life experience. I will never forget its people and its beauty. I wasn’t sure how Uruguay has…
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Reminiscing on Italy

It has been two months now since I have returned from my month abroad, and I wish nothing more than to go back to Italy! Looking back, there were a few things that I wish I would have done differently as I have had time to reflect on my trip….
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What I learned in my travels.

On our trip we learned about the gardens of Europe and the differences between them. It turns out there is a lot more than meets the eye in every garden you enter. In the same way that a garden is not just a garden, a person is not just a…
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