Turn that Frown Upside Down: Emotional Coping Abroad
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Turn that Frown Upside Down: Emotional Coping Abroad

No matter where we go or where we are in life, there are going to be times where we feel sad or lonely. It’s what makes us human. While abroad, there’s no doubt that you will miss family and friends. You’ll question why you feel like this considering all the amazing sights and people around … Continue reading

An Interview with Selena Quintanilla: Nepali Development and Social Change with SIT
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An Interview with Selena Quintanilla: Nepali Development and Social Change with SIT

Selena Quintanilla is a junior at Transylvania University who studied and did research abroad for a semester in Nepal through the SIT Development and Social Change Program. Tell me a bit about the program you went on in terms of academics.  What was different from your home institution?  What were some of your favorite subject … Continue reading

Stay Classy, America
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Stay Classy, America

In the past few years, students have gone abroad and have written on the Coliseum, broken priceless statues, been stuck in statues, and left their marks on religious or sacred sights.  While some of these may seem funny or “cool,” they aren’t.  There are many more ways to leave your mark on the places you … Continue reading

Homesickness: It Happens
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Homesickness: It Happens

On my exchange program, I spent 6 months studying in England. This is a LONG time to be away from your parents, your friends, your siblings, your mom’s homemade chicken potpie, and even your cat. I am not prone to homesickness but a lot of people experience it when they’re abroad for that long. I … Continue reading