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#StudyAbroadBecause the experience changes you in the most unexpected and amazing ways

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Hello! My name is Danielle Weber and I am currently a student at Grand Valley State University through the University Center in Traverse City, Michigan. I am 25 years old and I feel I am finally discovering my passions. I had always dreamed of traveling abroad, but never thought I would have the chance due to my financial situation. My life was changed by attending an event at Grand Valley and one of the many discussions was studying abroad.

Inside Out in Istanbul

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It must be known by all and sundry by now – I’m in love with Turkey. A recent trip highlighted to me what many of my friends and family already know – that Turkey is an amazing country to explore, and that Istanbul is just as magical as one can imagine. 

#StudyAbroadBecause you will find out who you are

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Linda Moore lives in Philadelphia and writes fiction. Six months a year she travels the world. She writes about her experiences in a blog: www.lovearttravel.com

 

What motivated your decision to go abroad? How/why did you choose where to go? 

#StudyAbroadBecause it will help you to meet an open doorway with an open mind

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#StudyAbroadBecause It Broadens The Horizon

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Thormodur Simonarson (1978) was born on a farm in Snaefellsnes, rural Iceland. His parents gave up farming soon after and built a guesthouse. At age 22 he ventured abroad and began to explore Europe on his own. For the next eight years he traveled to various places, both in and out of Iceland. Among his various jobs, he was a speed boner (title on the hiring contract) in the Falkland Islands as well as a crew member on a shrimping trawler in Arctic winter storms north of Iceland. 

Some Journeys Should Remain the Road Less Traveled

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Whoever said it’s about the journey, not the destination has never traveled with my family. We get adventures, but not the kind you scream ‘yeah! Let’s do that again!’ If anything, you’re close to yelling ‘get me out of here!’ and not just because we want to escape each other.

My family could probably afford to stop and smell the roses and see the beauty of the journey, but some journeys should remain the road less traveled.

 

Climate Change is Ripping Apart My Adopted Family and Country, Kiribati

by Mike Roman / Mar 30, 2015 /

Climate Change is Ripping Apart My Adopted Family and Country Tarawa, Kiribati (formerly known as the Gilbert Islands)

On December 12, 2000, I wrote home from the middle of the Pacific Ocean.

Close Encounters of the Fowl Kind: A Zany Slice of Italy

by Ivanka Di Felice / Mar 28, 2015 /
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After a few days spent with my in-laws in Abruzzo, we’re ready to make the trek back home to Tuscany.

Over morning coffee, David says, “My parents have a gift for us: two hens, their best ones!”

The three of them anxiously watch my response.

“Now you can have fresh eggs every day!” Maria happily says.

#StudyAbroadBecause it opens your world

by Stasia Lopez / Mar 24, 2015 /
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Loretta Agyemang graduated from the University of Pittsburgh in December 2014 with degrees in Economics and Political Science and certificates in Global, Latin American, and African Studies. Her experience as a Ghanaian-American immigrant shaped her academic interests of uniting language learning with the social sciences.

From Cardboard Box to Notre Dame Cathedral

by Jessica Hardy / Mar 17, 2015 /

It is so funny how over time we grow and our minds tend to change. However, there are some passions that never leave our heads, those reoccurring dreams that we want so much to be a reality.

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