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A Summation

By Chase Harpole “It was great!” is the most overused and least descriptive approach to ever answer the question: “How was your trip?” On one of my final days in Morocco, the group of Americans I was with were sitting in our apartment reminiscing about all that we had just experienced, the unbelievable sights, the…

Valparaíso, Chile

Bienvenidos a Chile, Cachai?

By Jared Allard The city of Valparaíso is disorder—a profound confusion. The city raised itself out of the sea and haphazardly launched itself into its great cerros that jet up from the shore. Its streets betray you at every turn. You could walk an eternity through the curving streets and find yourself exactly where you…

Passion

From Slavery to Freedom: One Woman’s Mission in the Philippines

By Rachel Ball Passion is contagious, and one passionate person can change the world. Brianna Rapp, a 2014 graduate of the University of Kentucky, is one of those people pursuing her world-changing dream. In January, she will embark on a one-year mission to the Philippines as an intern with a Christian nonprofit organization called International…

Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, Germany

The Unexpected Shock of Germany

By Jonesha Sowell Before leaving America for Germany, I was warned of the phenomena known as ‘culture shock’. To me, this ailment only afflicted those who were unwilling to step outside of their comfort zone. I had thought that to experience ‘culture shock’ meant that a person was intolerant of others and their customs. I…

Segovia, Spain

A Global Education: Tips & Tricks

By Stella Achenjang I had dreamt of studying abroad since my high school years. I love studying and I love learning, so what better way to combine the two? This past summer, my dream finally came true when I hopped on a plane, crossed the Atlantic Ocean, and landed in España, or as the English…

London, England

Minding the Gap: From UK to the UK

By Danielle Middleton It had been a very long day; my feet ached from the hours of walking, my phone battery depleted from the endless selfies, and my stomach was audibly growling from hunger. Just as I was about throw my hand up in exasperation, I heard those three magnificent words: mind the gap. The…

Shanghai, China

A New Perspective on the World

By Kymbur Berrow Some of the most common destinations to study abroad are places like Paris, France: “The City of Light”; Berlin, Germany: “The Grey City”; Cape Town, South Africa: “The Mother City”; and Sydney, Australia: “The Harbour City”. All of these destinations encompass a different experience, but no matter where you travel, there are…