Smith Goes Global Blog

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Thank you, technology

So far, I have traveled to 16 different cities, most of them outside the Netherlands. Traveling of course has its challenges (getting lost in Gare du Nord for example…) but man, having a smartphone...

Markets, Markets, Markets! 0

Markets, Markets, Markets!

London is known for many things, and one of my favorite parts is the unbelievable amount of food places in the area. The best place to get cheap, tasty food would be at any...

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Home of Golf (and Food)

St Andrews is known as the ancestral home of golf, and as such, is a massive part of the town’s heritage. The Old Course is the most famous course in golf, and is part...

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New month new classes

For the first half of the semester I only took two classes, which made my academic load very light. I had midterms three weeks into school and finals at the end of October. Now...

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10 Days & 3 Countries!

The past ten days have been quite a whirlwind for me. At the University of Manchester and many other universities in the United Kingdom, students have a reading week halfway through the term. Theoretically,...

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How to: Biking in Amsterdam

One of the first things that probably comes to mind when you think of Amsterdam are bikes. And you’d be right…there are literally more bikes here than there are people. Which makes bike shopping,...

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Fàilte to Third Year

As at Maryland, the third year is when students begin the search for prospective careers and internships. As a junior studying abroad, I had the chance to join the current third year students studying...

Best and Worst Tourist Spots 0

Best and Worst Tourist Spots

Tower Bridge: Commonly confused with London Bridge, Tower Bridge is the large bridge pictured in various staple pictures in London.  There is a glass floor on the top that you are able to walk...