Diversity Abroad – Blog

Atarashikute furuii Nihon (New and old Japan)

A trip to Kyoto, Japan is not without the sight of men and women, the young and old, donning traditional Japanese wear. My first trip to Kyoto was filled with awe at this fusion of old Japan with the contemporary one. More so, skyscrapers and foreign architecture sit adjacent to[…]

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Atarashii sekai (New World)

Japan has been a really great experience for my last year. The people are so nice and accommodating. They really love gaijins. They get all big-eyed and excited when I say I’m from New York. My hosutofamirii is great too. Okaasan works at home, teaching English to kids, and Otoosan[…]

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The End of the Road <3

These past five months have been truly incredible. The month of December has been particularly amazing without having school to worry about and I feel as though I really enjoyed the last weeks that I had in Chile. Below are some of the things I have been up to which[…]

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Community Ties

Last week I hit the half way point of my time here so far in Chile and I decided to reflect upon some of my initial goals that I made for the semester and detailed them on the study abroad website here: http://www.ifsa-butler.org/blog/?author=252 As for this week I was thinking[…]

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Introduction

Nervous initial thoughts video (copy and paste the link into the search bar: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B1DQdoFKcwXeem1pT2xGWDBLYmM/view?usp=sharing In psychology we learn about schemas—a way that our brains create memories and learn something based off of what we already know. In math this concept is fairly easy to simplify (hehe pun on words). First, we[…]

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Pre-Departure Journal

It’s hard to believe that it’s already Thanksgiving and soon it’ll be Christmas. Although I know that I’m going to miss seeing all of my college friends over break, I am also looking forward to the upcoming Spring semester when I’ll be studying abroad. Through AIFS, I will be studying[…]

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