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Abroad Blog: Eryn Hoang ’18, Paris

Rewind two years to fall 2014. Eryn Hoang is a first-year at Wheaton College. Having left Boston before starting middle school, she comes from a small suburban town close to and much like Norton and commutes to school every day. She continues taking French courses but doesn’t think she’ll major in the subject. She goes […]

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Abroad Blog: Elizabeth Crowley ’18, Denmark

I’ve been living in Copenhagen, Denmark for almost two months now, and I was not expecting it to feel this normal. I haven’t been hit by any homesickness yet, so I’m crossing my fingers that it doesn’t happen at all. This is the first time I’ve been outside of North America, and the first time […]

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Abroad Blog: Becca Shin ’17, India and Denmark

My experience from studying abroad for a year in two different countries: As I’m getting ready to go back to the United States and face responsibilities such as applying for law school, working a job, applying for fellowships, and seeing myself in the near future where I no longer will be in college, I am […]

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Abroad Blog: Michelle Beauvais ’17, University of Sussex

I can still remember when I was back at Wheaton, just planning for my study abroad trip to the University of Sussex. I thought I had everything figured out. I always assumed that there would be no culture shock whatsoever, because really, out of every country in the world I could have studied abroad in, […]

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Abroad Blog: Dani Dickinson ’17; Granada, Spain

I have just hit my two-month mark in Granada, Spain and to be quite honest, it still doesn’t feel real. I feel as if I’m in a dream and any moment I’ll wake up and be in Norton, Massachusetts. Southern Spain is something unlike I’ve ever experienced before. From the tapas culture, to the “no […]

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Abroad Blog: Demetra Edwards ’17; Valencia, Spain

“¡Hola!” from Valencia, Spain! It’s hard to believe that in one week I will have been living in Spain for two months. Ever since the beginning of the semester, I have been planning trips throughout Europe, with my eyes set on the middle of March for all of my trips and suddenly, it’s here! As […]

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Abroad Blog: Peter Green ’17, Waseda University, Japan

I started studying Japanese as part of my foreign language requirement almost on a whim: I had watched a lot of anime, started to figure out fragments of the language, and decided to pursue it further. When I found out that Wheaton has an exchange with Waseda University in Tokyo, it seemed like the logical […]

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Abroad Blog: Ian Opaluch ’17; Oxford University, England

In many ways, studying abroad in Britain leaves little room for culture shock. While it’s true that cars drive on the left side of the road, and items are regularly described as ‘posh’—as a whole, the Oxford college experience is not fundamentally different than it is in the United States. Students still stay up late […]

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Abroad Blog: Nicole Labresh ’17; Denmark

Hej again from Copenhagen! I am now halfway through my semester abroad (!!!) which means it’s midterm season. It seems strange to be talking about midterms when here I am in Europe, in case I haven’t mentioned that yet. I’ve had a lot of experiences since I last wrote that have brought both historic and […]

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Abroad Blog: Thea Ziegler ’17; South Africa

Studying abroad? Yea, it’s a little bit terrifying at first. You’re basically signing up to start over at a new university, and we all remember the first days of freshman year. Nevertheless, I’m used to traveling by myself and not knowing what exactly I’m getting myself into, so I figured studying abroad couldn’t be much […]