Smith Goes Global Blog

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Safe and Sound (and Summit)

Traveling to a new country can always be a little unnerving, especially when it comes to getting around. Some destinations are high risk for violence, terrorist activity, and even unexploded landmines (like Laos and...

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Finals: A Three-Week Marathon

Exams are officially over here in Melbourne after a laborious three-week period. Unfortunately there is no finals week, but nevertheless it is over and done. As expected the exam format was slightly different from...

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Korean Food

Before coming to Korea, I was so excited for the food here. I love Korean food, but it is so rare and expensive in the States. That made me more excited to come to...

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I Must be Dreaming

Early Saturday morning, I found myself running through the streets of Madrid, uncharacteristically late to catch a bus to Valencia. Without my morning coffee, my fuel was running low and I almost gave up,...

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Exams are Done!

I had my last final exam on Tuesday. I’m very glad exams are over and now I have a small break before heading back to home to Maryland. Exams here felt a bit more...

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Weekend in Sydney

  Last weekend a few friends and I took a short flight up to Sydney from Melbourne for four days. We decided to go cheap, booking inconvenient flights, rooming in crowded hostels and for...

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Summer in Singapore: Don’t Panic

How should someone with no work experience that doesn’t speak another language and has never been to Asia spend their summer? What’s better than doing an 8-week internship in Singapore?!   I’m Sam, and...

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Final Stretch of Final Exams

It is pretty emotional to think I only have 7 days left of my study abroad time in Manchester, England. Even though there are so many things I am looking forward to going back home,...

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I Think it’s Time

Hi there, I am Emma Nold. I just finished my sophomore year studying international business at the Smith School. It is unclear to me whether I am studying abroad because I am studying international...

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Getting Ready for Auckland

To start off, allow me to introduce myself. My name is Ivy and I’m a rising junior tripling in OMBA, Finance, and Economics. This will be my second time abroad with UMD and my first...