How studying and working on a farm taught me the bigger picture

Feeling cooped up at home after a semester of online learning, London Lordos SC ’24 moved to a farm for the spring semester — entering a world of cow cuddling, beekeeping and hoedowns.

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Finding ‘American confidence’ as a Briton studying abroad

Before starting my year abroad, I had never been to the United States. All my knowledge of American life came from a limited number of reputable sources, namely Disney Channel, “Mean Girls” and “The Real Housewives.” I was prepared for cheerleaders, preppy students and cliques ranging from jocks to nerds.

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The incomplete guide to study abroad applications

Study abroad application deadlines for next fall are coming up (very soon for some of you, a bit more in the future for others). If you’re thinking about studying abroad next fall — or next spring, for that matter — and you don’t know when the deadline is, check now.

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Traveling is the best decision I made abroad

While traveling, travel. This might sound like a nonsensical truism, but studying abroad opens up a wealth of opportunities for additional travel outside of one’s host city, and traveling outside of Freiburg has been one of my favorite experiences thus far. As I write this column, I am on a

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Study abroad gets less exciting, but that’s a good thing

Studying abroad is hectic and crazy. Every day, there are surprises and new experiences, unexpected twists and turns to contend with, new challenges to tackle … until there aren’t. I have now been in Germany for more than a month and a half. For the first few weeks, I faced

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‘Are classes abroad really easier than the 5Cs?’

“Classes are so much easier abroad!” This is a common refrain from students recently returning to campus after studying abroad, and is perhaps one of the most consistent observations among them. But is it true? Not exactly. Although my program’s schedule requirements limit the amount of free time I have

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‘Toto, we’re not in Claremont anymore’

Don’t judge a book by its cover. It sounds like an old, tired cliché, but when it comes to study abroad, it is certainly true, because first impressions can be deceiving. This semester, I am abroad in Freiburg, Germany — a small, historic city in the southwest corner of the

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Study Abroad: A Last-Minute Decision Can Be the Perfect One

I began the study abroad process with ambivalence, but eventually, I decided I was going to miss a huge, maturing, eye-opening experience if I didn’t go. I went to the Study Abroad Office to explore the options I had, which were few given my late start—only Costa Rica, China, Botswana,

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