Jul 21
Jul 21

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Istanbul Program Suspended

The Alliance has suspended the development of its Istanbul, Turkey program at this time.

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Aug 29

WHERE AM I

So, I’m in India. I’m in Pune. The more I say it to myself the more I will myself to believe it.

 

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Aug 28

Hilary, Trump or Beyonce?

While prepping for my study abroad experience, I learned about the phenomenon that is the study abroad “bubble,” where study abroad students often have difficulty branching out to meet and interact with new people outside of their study abroad group.

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Aug 28

And It Hit Me Hard...

Although I have traveled internationally before this trip and this semester is not my first time in India, I will fully admit that I have felt a bit of culture shock during my first week settling in here in Manipal. The one bit of culture shock that has hit me the hardest is the difference in communication styles utilized here and the styles in which I am accustomed to.

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Aug 27

Food, Temples and Cake: My First Five Days in India

With five days in India under my belt, I figured it was about time to update all of my anxious readers on the wonders of Pune. Rest assured, India is a fascinating and exciting place. After 20 hours of travel, I was rejuvenated by my first Indian meal in the Mumbai hotel that the Alliance lodged us in for our first night. My mind was actually boggled by how delicious it was.

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Aug 26

First Week in Shanghai

Well the time finally came. I moved to Shanghai from Tennessee. Almost a year of planning has finally come. I still don't think the reality has hit that I am here. Now that the first week is nearly over, I'm going to give some helpful tips and just describe a rather intense week. 

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Aug 26

Fashion, Feminism, and Food

There were a few things I noticed pretty quickly after arriving in Pune, India. I was particularly surprised by three things: style of dress, feminism, and food. Of course, I had some expectations and some background knowledge of what I would encounter here. I expected to see saris. I expected to eat daal. I expected feminist organizations.

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Aug 21

19 going on 30

Well, folks, I’m 19 years old and I have just completed a 30-hour trip from Orlando, Florida to Shanghai, China! Now listen, this is my FIRST time leaving the states! And how’d I do it you may ask? … ALONE! Most people would pick somewhere easier for their first time traveling alone, but not I! I tend to go for the far out and extreme adventures!

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