Always Try Everything Once

After much consideration, the most useful lesson I learned this summer was to “always try everything once”. Obviously, there are boundaries to this saying– there are a handful of things I absolutely recommend never trying. But, in terms of cultural immersion through history, friends, and food, it’s hard to go wrong. I strongly believe that giving everything a try lets

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Reflecting on the Concept of “Home” while Studying in Different Countries

I think many of us can relate to wondering or being asked where we are from. I often go into a run-on sentence of self-instruction. It goes, “I was born in Korea but then adopted as a baby to the United States and so I grew up in New Jersey!”, and that tends to be the best-abbreviated version I can

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Interview with “Madres de la Constitucion” Organizer

Hola todxs. I hope everyone’s been enjoying their summer vacation and taking time to rest before the school year starts all over again. I’m currently wrapping up my semester here in Chile which has been a very bittersweet feeling. On the one hand, I’m ready to return to my family and friends, but on the other hand, I’m very sad

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Photo Essay: “La calle habla lo que la prensa calla”

Hi everyone, I hope that everyone is enjoying their summer. It has been a very long minute since I’ve uploaded a blog post; however, I’ve experienced many, not-so-great things in Chile this past month which have forced me to pause my study abroad experience, take care of my mental health and adapt once again to Chile. (I may dedicate my

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Jeanyna in Santiago

Hello hello everyone! My name is Jeanyna and I’m an Environmental Studies major from New York City. As a Latinx, queer, first-gen & low-income student, I am very thrilled to study abroad in Santiago, Chile this spring semester through Middlebury College. Study abroad is an important aspect of many students’ journey at Amherst, but the experience is extra special for

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Anna in Chiang Mai

Hi! My name is Anna Hogarth and I am an Environmental Studies major from New Jersey. I will be studying abroad in Chiang Mai, Thailand with the International Sustainable Development Studies Institute (ISDSI). I will be learning about sustainable farming, the ethno-ecological relationship between humans and forests, and more. This program is especially unique because I will go on three

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Sharon in Strasbourg, France

Bonjour! I’m Sharon, a French major from Los Angeles, studying abroad in Strasbourg, France through the Syracuse University – Strasbourg program. I’m excited to be sharing my experiences studying at the Sciences Po of Strasbourg with local French students, learning about the blend of French and German culture in the Alsace region, and integrating into French culture as an Asian

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Silvia in Oxford, England

Hey everyone! My name is Silvia Huang and I’m a senior studying abroad at Oxford University for the Fall 2021 semester. I’m a LJST and ASLC double major and will be taking Organizational Behavior, Strategic Management and Ethics, and Italian Renaissance Painting for the Michaelmas term. I’m excited to reflect on expanding our “bubbles” (our personal worldviews that are shaped

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