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Semester at Sea- Reflections on Greece

When I boarded the ship earlier this month, I knew I was about to embark on the journey of a lifetime; however, I what I didn’t realize was how quickly my experience would alter my thinking. The World Odyssey pulled into Greece a mere five days ago and within those[…]

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Semester At Sea: My First Week on the Ship!

Since embarking the MS World Odyssey, most of my time has been occupied with settling in, meetings and classes, yes, classes have begun on the ship since Monday, and it is intense! No weekends, lots of readings, tests, papers, field work, but nonetheless, I’m having a great time! It is[…]

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First Week at SAS

It has been officially one week since I have boarded the MV World Odyssey with Semester at Sea. As I write my first blog entry being on the ship, I am in my usual spot where I do my homework and readings. I lay on a loun ge chair with[…]

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Semester at Sea 2016: It’s today!!

  So it’s today. I’m so excited I feel like I can hardly breathe! But it’s only 8:20…and I cannot board until 11:00. So until then, I’m left to continue to wander the St. Pauli district of Hamburg. Getting here was hectic—I forgot my bank card only after arriving at[…]

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Culture Shock

Have you ever traveled within your own country just to find out that every single place you visit has its own norms? Imagine how it feels to fly thousands and thousands of miles away from home. At first, when you travel abroad, especially for the first time, you tend to[…]

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End of Studying Abroad in Japan!

After returning home after my first time overseas, I really do understand now what people mean by how travel changes a person. In my closing video, I try to hold back tears of post travel blues while realizing that I have a deep passion to live in Japan for the[…]

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American Habits in Japan

Has anyone had the experience of living abroad and taking on the same habits as you do back home? I mean, I want to eat sushi, ramen, curry rice, and many other traditional Japanese foods while in Japan, and before taking this trip I thought I indefinitely would. However, I[…]

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