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Everything you need to know about the political crisis in Barcelona

Catalonian flags hang on a balcony

Jordan Reisman, Contributor

October 6, 2018

Is there still an ongoing conflict in Barcelona? Yes. Should you stay home to avoid it? No. What you can do, though, is educate yourself.

I forgot my native language, so I learned it again

A view of Paris. (Sifa Kasongo/Amherst Wire)

Sifa Kasongo, Writer

May 3, 2018

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

Jack Hamm explores the intersection of clubs, study abroad and relationships. (Jack Hamm/Amherst Wire).

Jack Hamm, Writer

April 18, 2018

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


Kyle Olsen, Writer

May 10, 2017

"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

Visiting children at a local orphanage in Ho, Ghana.

Olivia Gilmore, Contributor

April 21, 2017

"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

Westminster Bridge, London. (Grahamvphoto/Flickr)

Morgan Hughes, Campus News Editor

March 22, 2017

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

Sunset on the horizons of Malaga, Spain.

Nujhat Purnata, Contributor

March 20, 2017

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

People lined the streets of Shibuya to protest their Prime Minister.

Kyle Olsen, Contributor

February 24, 2017

"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

"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

Watching the sunset while sitting on Chapman's Peak.

Adrienne Gagne, Contributor

December 6, 2016

"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

The sunset in Rafina, Greece.

Sarah Strangie, Contributor

October 13, 2016

"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

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.

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