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This past spring semester was very busy, but also really rewarding and fun! For the Thematic Option program I’m in, I took a really interesting class called Aural Culture. It involved studying sound from a physics perspective (sound waves and acoustics) as well as music’s cultural implications. For my final, I interviewed a researcher at [...]

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My first week in Paris is coming to a close, and it’s been a whirlwind adventure to get to this point. My flight for Paris left around 2 pm on Wednesday, so naturally I began packing four months worth of my things at 8 pm on Tuesday. Needless to say, it was a little bit [...]

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Instead of returning to Los Angeles for the spring 2014 semester, I will be living and studying as a Parisian in France. I first conceived of studying abroad after visiting many colleges during my junior year of high school and hearing all of them tout their programs during their campus tours. France was a natural [...]

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Grüß Gott! Adam here, writing to you from the chilly city of Vienna, Austria! About a month ago, I embarked on my year-long European adventure. During the Fall 2013 semester, I’ll be studying here in Vienna, Austria, and during the Spring 2014 semester, I’ll be heading west to London, England. It’s already been the second-best [...]

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You know there is always going to be something magical about a man named Merlin. Stories about wizards, dragons, and kings have trained us to associate supernatural power with this wizard from the tales of King Arthur. So when Dr. Merlin Willcox came to Oxford to give us a lecture, I expected nothing short of [...]

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I’ve always wanted to travel. I grew up watching those Mary-Kate and Ashley movies that took place all over the world in cities like London, Paris, and Sydney.  Going into college, I knew that I was interested in studying abroad; I just wasn’t sure when I’d be going.  After researching a bunch of different options [...]

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Egypt’s #1 radio station for hit music! Highly recommended. I just finished my Problems Without Passports trip to Egypt and Turkey, and I already want to go back (and not just for the fantastic radio stations). Our course was a comparative case study of the different dynamics of religion and democracy in Egypt and Turkey, though [...]

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Hi everyone! I know I haven’t been on top of my blogging game lately, but this summer I have something really exciting to blog about! I’m studying abroad for eight weeks in Taiwan! Normally, as a chemistry major, studying abroad for credit is a bit difficult. During the school year, you’re free to go to [...]

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Yes, that is a Jesse McCartney reference. I was fortunate enough to be chosen as one of the 40 college students that the Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE) and the Korea Foundation sent on an all-expenses paid trip to Seoul, South Korea. The program is called the “CIEE South Korea Scholarship Program”, and this [...]

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Community Service. What does that mean to people? I have always felt that many people think of it as just a requirement for college or for a resume. There are very few people have I volunteered with who I think really appreciate or enjoy this type of work. My most recent great community service project [...]

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