Semester Off-Campus Student Blogs

Spring 2016

    
                                                                 
                    
       AnastasiaReinhardt                               

Anastasia Reinhardt
Study Abroad Oxford

Sophomore, English major and Computer Science major

...After two flights, eight time zones, and I don’t even want to think about how many cups of coffee, I am finally in Oxford! I’ve been trying to figure out what this first post should include in it. First posts usually introduce the author and the blog and set the tone for the blog itself, but so many of you already know me and what I’m doing, and if you don’t know you can read my “About” page. I’m also unsure as to what the tone of this blog should be. Casual? Philosophical? Extremely witty?....

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      McKennaMartin                                                                                                      

McKenna Martin
Study Abroad Rome
Junior, Marketing major

....We are here! We made it! We are in Rome!  After landing in Rome, we walked downstairs to baggage claim. It took a while for our bags to come out but when Jessica saw both her bags she yelled at me to grab her huge 54 pound bag, although I didn't grab it fast enough and smashed my hand. Thankfully a nice guy standing next to us grabbed the bag (after a little heaving and sighing) and gave it to Jessica. My bag wasn't to far behind.....

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          AmyShifley                                                           

Amy Shifley
Semester in Spain
Senior, Art & Design major and Spanish minor

....¡Tengo una cuenta para Ustedes!Para empezar –Tomé café con leche con una de las chicas que conocí en el programa, Lindsay. Pedimos por café con leche en la misma manera que siempre, y estábamos hablando en español, por supuesto. La camarera nos oyó, y empeció a hablar con nosotros porque estaba diciendo incorrecto alguna frase. Hablamos juntos por mucho tiempo, y aprendimos que ella está aprendiendo el inglés.....

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       AlanRojas                                                                        

Alan Rojas
Study Abroad Costa Rica
Senior, Mathematics major and Spanish major

....The time for being nervous has passed. I flew from Portland to Phoenix, and from there to San Jose, Costa Rica. This semeseter abroad is going to be the hardest, without my wife, my family, or my friends. However, before I left the country I found the first thing I was unsure of myself. In Phoenix, while I was waiting for the plane, I realized there were two distinct groups. There were Costa Ricans returning and tourists. Standing separate. What am I? Am I an American with Costa Rican blood or am I still latino enough to be considered Tico?....

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      Jessica Dick                                                     

Jessica Dick
Study Abroad Rome Italy

Senior, Art major

....I think I have written this blog post about three or four times in preparation for this moment. I can’t believe that in just a few short hours I will be saying good bye to my family and embarking on, what is sure to be, one of the most growing and shaping times in my life! I’ve been dreaming of living in Rome since my senior year in high school, and tomorrow that dream becomes a reality. And I am scared and excited all at once. I have so many different emotions going on that it is hard to say exactly how I feel....

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