International Amusement Parks

by Brooke Finkill Okay, I’ll confess. I truly never feel happier than when I’m at an amusement park. As soon as the weather starts warming up here in PA, I start thinking about when I could go to a local amusement park near me, like Hershey Park. And, I’ve been lucky enough to go to…

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Around the World in 80 Beans

By Leeannah McNew London:  Store St. Espresso Store St. Espresso is located in Bloomsbury in London with two locations on Store st. and Tavistock Place. They are known for their artisan coffee, treats like tiramisu pancakes (yum!), a thick breakfast sandwich, and an assortment of fresh pastries. After pursuing their menu, it is safe to…

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Study Abroad Take-Aways

By: Leeannah McNew My study abroad experience was a big first for me. It was the first time I had ever left the country. I had never been abroad before. Not even to Canada or Mexico or to U.S. territories. So I was very excited, but also terrified. The what if’s had started to cloud…

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Covid-19 Resources

Here is a list of resources pertaining to traveling during COVID-19. This list of resources is a living document and will be updated throughout the year with new resources. This includes all the countries/states/territories that we send students to as well as information from health organizations. If you have any questions related to traveling during…

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COVID-19 FAQS

The pandemic has caused a lot of uncertainty in what to expect with traveling. This page was created to help answer any questions you have about traveling during COVID-19. This page will be updated throughout the year, so we can constantly be providing you with information. If you have a question that is not listed,…

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Making Nature my Classroom

By Brooke Finkill  Though the Media, Ecology, and Technology program only lasts ten days, those days are jammed full of exciting excursions that will leave you with an “explosion of awareness” as faculty program leader Dr. Barry Vacker likes to call it. Some of the excursions include a hike at the Agua Fria National Monument,…

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Top 7 Affordable Places to Eat in London (That Aren’t English Cuisine)

By: Casey Tsou 1. Piccadilly Market First is Piccadilly Market, or any street market for that matter. The street food throughout London is all delicious and there is something for everyone to enjoy. I’m writing about this one in particular because it was right by the Bernard Jacobson Gallery, where I interned for six weeks.…

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Study Abroad- more than a vacation

By: Emma Padner Studying abroad has been one of the most transformative experiences I have had since becoming a college student.  I traveled to South Africa in summer 2019 and Dublin, Ireland in the spring of 2020. Both experiences were vastly different and I was able to grow personally and professionally through both programs.  The…

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Adapting to Life Abroad

By: Lauren Horne Schoolwork can be daunting for any college student, but a different challenge is added when going abroad. When I studied at Goldsmiths, University of London, I was so excited to take classes with my British professors and classmates. I figured school life there wouldn’t be too hard. They speak english so that’s…

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Day Tripper

By: Jackie Grace During my time in quarantine, I have been looking through old pictures and thinking about my time away… you know, as you do when you’re sad and not allowed to leave your house. Recently, my reminiscing has turned into planning and I have started to research different countries I want to visit…

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