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Spring Break 1.0 – Greece 0

Spring Break 1.0 – Greece

Ciao! I haven’t spoken much about my classes, but Spring Break 1.0 is the perfect opportunity to! Classes here work pretty differently from how they do back at UMD. I am taking five courses...

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Skincare in Korea

Walking down one street in Sinchon is like walking down the cosmetic isle at the department store. I passed by Tony Moly, Nature’s Republic, Innisfree, It’s Skin, The Face Shop, SkinFood, Etude House –...

The Age Old Question 0

The Age Old Question

As a kid studying abroad all you ever hear about from people stateside is “have you gone to Amsterdam yet? When do you go? Are you excited?” and the list goes on and on....

“Rome”ing around Europe 0

“Rome”ing around Europe

I know I suggest a lot of things that are “the one thing I suggest you do,” and this is definitely another one of those moments. I highly suggest during your time abroad that...

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The Week of Easter

Religion is one of the most interesting differences among cultures, but it’s not something that I expected to encounter in Sweden. Although about two-thirds of the population are members of the Church of Sweden,...

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We’re having a party, don’t forget your onesie!

Anyone who has studied in Sweden, regardless of which university they attended, will probably know about ‘The Nations.’ They’re sort of like fraternities and sororities, except… Everything is co-ed (Prepare yourself for a naked...

Friends in Madrid 0

Travel Buddies

As I was scrolling through Pinterest, I came across this quote: “It doesn’t matter where you’re going, it’s who you have beside you.” After going on many trips – both solo trips and ones...

Running into Current Events 0

Running into Current Events

No matter where you are in the world, paying attention to current events is important whether it be positive or negative. These current events that you should pay attention to can deal with topics...

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Shopping in Korea

Korea is a shopping haven, especially for clothes and makeup but not so much for western or fresh groceries, especially fruits. I once saw a medium-sized honeydew melon for 35000won which is definitely not...