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All Rivers Lead to the Ocean

Last weekend, I did something I hardly ever do: I went hiking with my relatives. We drove to the Narrows of the Green River, up in the mountains of North Carolina. Forested and winding, the path we took shrank and expanded as it followed the river upstream to a series[…]

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Granada – Week 2 Abroad

Hey everyone! I’ve reached the two-week mark in my study abroad program in Granada (Muslims in the West), and, as I’m sure you’ve heard in many other posts, it’s going by so quickly! As overwhelming as it was having only 7 days to graduate, move out of my apartment, travel[…]

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What is Semester at Sea?

Semester at Sea. A year ago I had never even heard of this program. A year ago you could have told me that I would be given the chance to travel the world on a ship for three months, and I would have laughed in disbelief. I can’t help but[…]

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Next stop… Home!

I am extremely proud, but also very saddened to say that I have successfully made it through all 11 countries for the Fall 2015 voyage! Our last two ports couldn’t have been more perfect. After Brazil we made our way to Trinidad and Tobago, which might as well have been[…]

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Pre-departure Thoughts

Hello. I am Najah Yasin and this is my first post as the recipient of the DiversityAbroad Scholarship. I am a junior majoring in Architecture at Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and will be studying abroad in Tokyo, Japan at Temple University Japan in Spring 2016. Now, since the facts are[…]

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My preparation to go abroad

Increasing competitiveness is part of the modern world. Every human being has to set goals and make personal sacrifices in order to make a difference. Education is the most influential tool for making progress in your personal growth that will help you to make a difference in the world, but[…]

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Europeans Eat Extravagantly

Do you know how to properly pronounce the word “gyro”? Prior to arriving in Greece, I thought it was “juh-I-row”, however the first time I tried to say that in a restaurant in Mykonos, I was quickly corrected (to my embarrassment). The g is actually silent in the word, so[…]

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