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I forgot my native language, so I learned it again

I forgot my native language, so I learned it again

Sifa Kasongo, Writer

May 3, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Study Abroad, Travel

Everything I’ve done so far has contributed to me getting where I am with my French today, but I think the one thing that really moved me to the next level was studying abroad.

Long-distance relationships, study abroad: A cautionary tale

Long-distance relationships, study abroad: A cautionary tale

Jack Hamm, Writer

April 18, 2018


Filed under Lifestyle, Relationships, Showcase, Student Life, Study Abroad

Go abroad. Do it. You’ll kick yourself for passing on it. Just know, you’re not the center of the earth, and that time isn’t just your five months. It’s everyone else’s, too.

Land of the rising sun — and whacky potato chips

Land of the rising sun — and whacky potato chips

Kyle Olsen, Writer

May 10, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase, Study Abroad, Travel

"Of all the crazy things the Japanese have managed to produce, nothing can really capture their spirit and love for the unnecessary like potato chips can. Nowhere else in the world can you find such a variety of useless flavors and so many people willing to buy them."

Trip to Ghana brings new perspective on life

Trip to Ghana brings new perspective on life

Olivia Gilmore, Contributor

April 21, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase, Study Abroad, Travel

"I will always acredit Anloga for planting the love of travel in my heart like a seed that is always flourishing. It may even have helped find my purpose in life, even if it happened to be found halfway across the world."

UMass students safe after London attack, officials say

UMass students safe after London attack, officials say

Morgan Hughes, Campus News Editor

March 22, 2017


Filed under Current Affairs, Showcase, Study Abroad, Uncategorized

University of Massachusetts Amherst spokesperson Ed Blaguszewski released a statement saying university officials are in the process of confirming the safety of students studying abroad in the London area after an attack.

Study Abroad: The most vulnerable four months of my life

Study Abroad: The most vulnerable four months of my life

Nujhat Purnata, Contributor

March 20, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase, Study Abroad, Travel

Studying abroad might not be the easiest four months of your life, it might not even be the best, but it sure is a thrilling rollercoaster which requires solid optimism.

A protest against Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe

A protest against Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe

Kyle Olsen, Contributor

February 24, 2017


Filed under Features, Opinion, Profiles, Showcase, Study Abroad, Travel

"Police guarded a single lane of traffic to support the hundreds who marched through the downtown metropolitan chanting and holding signs comparing his government practice to fascism."

Study abroad: A three-week trip is a valuable experience

Study abroad: A three-week trip is a valuable experience

Danielle Aihini, Travel Editor

February 7, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase, Student Life, Study Abroad, Travel

"Three weeks was the perfect amount of time. I saw more, did more and ate more than I could have ever imagined and I left a better version of myself as a result."

Embracing the imperfections of studying abroad

Embracing the imperfections of studying abroad

Adrienne Gagne, Contributor

December 6, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Student Life, Study Abroad, Travel

"Oftentimes I felt guilty for experiencing any sort of emotion other than elated happiness. However, it’s important to remember that nothing can be perfect all of the time. A few bad days will not negate the countless positive memories you will create during your trip."

An iPhone lost at sea: Three months without a phone in a foreign place

An iPhone lost at sea: Three months without a phone in a foreign place

Sarah Strangie, Contributor

October 13, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Study Abroad, Travel

"There would be no more staring at my screen to avoid awkward silence. Instead, I learned to appreciate it."

A coffee renaissance in Florence, Italy

A coffee renaissance in Florence, Italy

Julie Shamgochian, Lifesyle Editor

April 12, 2016


Filed under Features, Food/Health, Profiles, Study Abroad, Travel

In Italy, it's normal to see locals standing at the wooden bar surface for a quick morning cappuccino, but what may seem untraditional is finding café-goers seated, enjoying a long coffee break.

“Denglisch”: Learning German in Germany

“Denglisch”: Learning German in Germany

Shannon Broderick, Travel Editor

February 11, 2016


Filed under Study Abroad, Travel

The language barrier, and subsequent misadventures, were exhausting, overwhelming, and seemingly impossible to overcome. In addition to my limited vocabulary and shaky sentence structure, I had a habit of mangling German words without repair. My attempts to make the harsh, hissing-cat voice in the back of my throat made everyone, including myself, wince, and I had never been so self-aware of my own American accent.

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