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Too Long! Quick update!

I can't believe the last time I blogged was about my birthday! that was absolutely AGES ago! There's is absolutely too much to say so I'm gonna do bullet points, here's what's happened since my birthday:

-I woke up really early one weekend to hike in the valley in front of Mt. Aconcagua-the highest peak in the western hemisphere, second highest in the…

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Added by Beth Dougherty on June 20, 2015 at 8:25pm — No Comments

Feliz Cumple: Take 2 and 3

Take 2:

Because my fellow americans here are so awesome and since we genuinely enjoy hanging out together I wanted to celebrate my birthday with them too! Also, south americans don't get the importance of a 21st birthday either. So the Friday I got back from Chile we had a night out in celebration of my 21st…

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Added by Beth Dougherty on May 3, 2015 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Feliz Cumple: Take 1

So for my birthday I decided I wanted to travel. My friends had just gone to Valparaiso, Chile and had good reviews so I was like, "why not?!" So three of the my friends and I bought bus tickets, booked a hostel (called Muffin Hostel!) and we were set! It was my first time staying in a hostel, first time traveling on my own (w/o adult supervision) so needless to say I was pretty nervous and excited. We were set to leave Thursday night at 10pm so after my 3hr…

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Added by Beth Dougherty on May 3, 2015 at 3:45pm — No Comments

The Easter Bunny Brought More Than Just Candy

Life is going by so fast here in Mendoza, it's already April and I turn 21 in 10 days!

These are the main events that have happened in my life recently:

With the coming of April, came Easter and along with it my parents! After a flight delay they…

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Added by Beth Dougherty on April 10, 2015 at 9:30pm — No Comments

A Day of Firsts

I wouldn't say I'm completely settled into life in Mendoza, but some things are becoming familiar, I can recognize some streets and know which buses to take (most of the time) but I still get nervous when I have to wait more than 10min for the bus to come. My host mom continues to amaze me with wonderful hospitality and cooking skills :)…

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Added by Beth Dougherty on March 15, 2015 at 10:20pm — No Comments

Is this really happening to me?

These past few days I've been exploring Mendoza with my friends. We went to Plaza Italia last night and danced a conga line around the fountain square. We've also been running around San Martin Park which is amazingly beautiful. There's a long lake with a Regatta Club alongside it and after siesta you can see people rowing on the lake. Oh, and the Andes Mountains frame the view. I was there reading today and couldn't…

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Added by Beth Dougherty on March 5, 2015 at 6:58pm — No Comments

Yo He Llegado! I have arrived!

For the readers information and future reference:

I will try and be as concise as I can with my posts. Many of you are busy and don't have time to read a lot so I'll do my best to include the highlights with the important details. If you want to know more about something let me know, leave a comment below, I'll do my best to fill you in!

Bueno.

These past few days have been crazy, they're all muddled up in my head. SO MUCH SPANISH. I arrived Thursday morning after…

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Added by Beth Dougherty on March 1, 2015 at 4:27pm — No Comments

Pre-departure Procrastination

I've been out of school since December 19th. I've been at home for almost three months and I am so ready to go to Argentina! Since Purdue started it's spring semester I've been at home working and studying to take the GRE for graduate school before I leave the country, because who wants to do that after coming home from Study Abroad?! All my friends that are going abroad this semester are already settling in to their…

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Added by Beth Dougherty on February 17, 2015 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Heading to Santiago, Chile next Tuesday!

Hey, everyone! Matt here from just outside Baltimore, MD. I'm a History and Spanish major at Amherst College in Western Massachusetts getting ready for an incredible semester abroad in Santiago, Chile! Less than a week left now! While I've volunteered in Costa Rica before, I've never been to South America! I am going to keep a blog for my college's Office of Study Abroad while I'm away, so I'll make sure to share links to my blog posts for IFSA's community network as…

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Added by Matt Randolph on February 12, 2015 at 6:43pm — No Comments

London 2014

Hi!

Just wondering if anyone is studying abroad at Birbeck University in London for fall 2014.

Added by Victoria Grimm on July 15, 2014 at 2:48pm — No Comments

GoAbroad.com Innovation Video Award

IFSA-Butler student, Marielle Petranoff has been nominated for the Innovative Student Video Award! You can vote every day, so show your support! Click here to vote!

Added by Art on May 23, 2014 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Stirling Scotland

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Added by Taryn on July 28, 2013 at 3:52am — No Comments

First Blog Post?

Hey readers! So this is probably the first post I have ever done. I thought I did one before I left, but it would seem not. Anyway, I have been in Norwich, Norfolk in England for 2 months. So far it has been AMAZING! I'm studying at University of East Anglia (UEA). It is a great school. So far I'm loving my flatmates. I live in University Village, which is as big as a village, we are a community. It has a surprisingly good night life. There are numerous night clubs in town that are always…

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Added by Emily Beth Ennis on March 1, 2013 at 11:09am — 2 Comments

Two Weeks Notice, America

This morning at 11:35 I finished my last final exam for the school year. I am now a senior in college, and I will never take another June final again. Thank goodness! And though I am thrilled by both of those facts, my brain (after taking a good 2 hour break from any thoughts at all) has now completely occupied with England and new friends and world travel. It’s a busy place now. 

I haven’t had many adventures, so it’s safe to say that in two weeks when I go to study abroad at the…

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Added by Casey Geraldo on June 8, 2012 at 12:30am — 2 Comments

Three Weeks to Sussex

Well, it's three weeks until I head to Sussex for session 1 this summer and I finally got the darned group flight forms in!  Those were a pain in the butt to figure out, especially since my family only just figured out our vacation plans for after I'm done.  And those plans are an epic jaunt around the UK, with maybe a trip to Paris!  In the meantime, though, i am quite excited (and nervous) for Sussex.  This will be the first time I am alone abroad, and I'll have to navigate and manage…

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Added by Julia Bloom on June 4, 2012 at 6:31pm — 1 Comment

Valparaiso, Chile Fall 2012

Hey! Anyone else going to Valparaiso, or even Santiago for the U.S. Fall Semester?? I'm so excited to be going! 

Added by Kristin S on May 4, 2012 at 2:49pm — 9 Comments

2012 Student Writing Contest



www.TransitionsAbroad.com, the website born of Transitions Abroad Publishing, Inc.--which was founded in 1977 by NAFSA award-winning study abroad advisor Dr. Clayton Hubbs--is hosting its 2012 Student Writing Contest.  All enrolled undergraduate and graduate students, students who have graduated within the past…

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Added by Art on March 13, 2012 at 10:37am — 1 Comment

Glimpse Correspondents Program

The Glimpse Correspondents Program is an opportunity for writers and photographers who will be living abroad in 2012 to have their work published and recognized in nationally renowned publications. Correspondents receive critical feedback on their writing and photography and develop a portfolio of highly accomplished work. Critically, at a time when many opportunities for emerging writers do not pay, Glimpse Correspondents receive a $600 stipend. 



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Added by Art on December 13, 2011 at 2:08pm — No Comments

North America Office Intern

North America Office Intern

The University of Melbourne is a leading international institution located in Melbourne, Australia. The University maintains a strong global presence through strategically placed representation in several countries. The North American office, located in Washington, DC, is responsible for profiling the University throughout the United States and Canada by providing support for full degree student recruitment, maintaining alumni relations…

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Added by Art on December 13, 2011 at 2:07pm — No Comments

Embassy of Australia is seeking a Marketing Intern

The Embassy of Australia is seeking a Marketing Intern for the winter 2012 semester. Interns are hired for a period of three to four months, work full-time and will receive a $1000 stipend. The winter internship will run from January to April; start and end dates are flexible.

The application deadline is December 5, 2011.

 

The Marketing Intern will assist with event management, student enquiries, website…

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Added by Art on November 22, 2011 at 4:57pm — No Comments

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