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Teaching in China

May 23, 2015

I taught kindergarten boys and girls at a school called Ready English three times a week. It was a blast–the moment I walked through the door I was bombarded with shouts of “Katie” and given hugs (sometimes even kisses on the hand). My kids always surprised me on how fast they picked up English; we […]

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The 6 Best Places to Study Abroad

May 19, 2015

One of the best things about studying abroad is that it gives you the opportunity to expand your horizons by spending some time in a new, exciting place. There are dozens of fabulous cities around the world where you could choose to pursue your studies, each offering its own unique blend of culture, history, scenery, […]

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Finding Friends with Ultimate Frisbee

May 3, 2015

I’m trying my best to live up to Goshen College’s core values… right now I’m working on Global Citizen and Passionate Learner, and studying abroad. I’m living in Barcelona, Spain, with a host family and taking classes at the University of Barcelona. It’s quite a beautiful city, Barcelona: mountains on one side, the Mediterranean Sea […]

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BCA Students Explore the Eden Project

April 21, 2015

Environmental and Social Transformation Exploring the world’s largest enclosed Rainforest and Mediterranean biomes of The Eden Project in Cornwall, England, BCA Cheltenham students learned about the vegetation and climate of these ecosystems, as well as the many fascinating facts about The Eden Project itself. From an abandoned clay mine, to an amazing global garden, the story of […]

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Breaking Personal Barriers in Quito

April 21, 2015

Ecuador is a place full of diversity. You can experience city life in a very large city of 3 million, or you can be in beautiful, tropical areas and rural pueblos. To get out of the city, all you need to is a bus ticket, usually costing about $1 (U.S.) per hour of the bus […]

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How Studying Abroad Can Help Your Future Career

April 3, 2015

Are you having difficulty deciding whether studying abroad is the right move for you? Understandably, the idea of packing up and leaving your family and friends to spend time in a new country can be a scary thought. But from a cultural, academic and personal perspective, studying abroad is likely to be one of the […]

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English Birdsong Is More Beautiful

April 1, 2015

I can’t believe it.  It’s gone by so fast. In honor of the fact that I have now passed the half way mark (and here it would be good to note that I’m way past the half way mark for weeks of classes, There’s only two and a half weeks left, excluding exam week), I’ve […]

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Cooking: A Foreign Experience

March 28, 2015

I never really considered myself a “typical guy” until it dawned on me that I exhibit some of the main characteristics. I’m really into sports. I sleep all day. But perhaps the biggest one is this: I LOVE to eat. A lot of my friends in New Zealand have gotten to know me as someone […]

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A New Perspective on the U.S.

March 28, 2015

While walking down the street in Cheltenham, it’s hard to believe that I’m not still in Pennsylvania.  In England, you’ll see new places to shop like Marks and Spencer or Tesco grocery store, but then you’ll also turn the corner and see a Subway on your left and a Blockbuster on your right.  On High […]

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Pollution in the Amazon

March 25, 2015

Most people who trek through the Ecuadorian Amazon expect to see a variety of monkeys, birds and extraordinary insects, but few expect to find pools of oil where pools of water should be, or oily sludge rather than fertile soil.  But after more than 30 years of extracting oil in this northern region of the […]

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