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Ship Life

Diversity Abroad Blog 5 ShipLife At my home university I am in three organizations on top of being a full time student and working almost 30 hours a week. My schedule was always packed but I liked that my time was always filled and I wasn’t wasting my life away[…]

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My New Ship Family on SAS

November 12, 2016 One of the hardest things for many people on Semester at Sea is being away from your family and close friends. While many students go to college away from home and are used to not living with their parents or only going home for the holidays, it[…]

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Going to the Amazon

November 6, 2016 All of my life, the Amazon has been referenced—a big jungle, large trees, exotic fruits, natural medicine plants, a land lush of green plants, thousands of species, exotic animals, etc. Never did I think that one day I would be able to go and visit it. In[…]

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Arriving to South America!

November 14, 2016 Three summers ago, I was researching study abroad programs in Brazil. My curiosity for Brazil sparked from the media representation of the country, such as music videos with Brazilian settings, the movie UP which focused more on South America, and the fact that the FIFA World Cup[…]

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Cruising the Mediterranean!

  October 10th, 2016 I have just finished voyaging some of Europe! I’ve visited Paris, Berlin, Greece, Italy, and Spain!   Italy and Spain were amazing!   While in Italy, I went to Rome on the first day we ported. I visited the Trevi fountain, threw a coin over my[…]

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SAS- Senegal Reflections

While there were other ports that I was excited for coming on the ship like Rome and Barcelona, there was one port in particular that I wanted so badly to capture my heart…Senegal. I find it important to mention a few factors revolving around my excitement for SAS and for[…]

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Dealing with Culture Shock

Dealing with Culture Shock So far on this journey, I have felt so much like a tourist.; taking endless picture of the trevi fountain with the hundreds of other fascinated visitors in Rome, going into every souvenir shop in Greece, trying to find the best sangria and paella in Spain.[…]

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The first month (and a week…) at sea.

Kwai! Getting adjusted to life on the ship took a lot longer than I anticipated. It has now been 41 days since I boarded the ship in Hamburg. Since then, I’ve met people from all walks of life, seen the sights of the Mediterranean, Morocco, and now Senegal. I’ve had[…]

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