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A Single Drop

Nick Davies
September 30, 2012
Filed under BLOGS, Off-Campus Blogs

Saturdays are quickly turning into my least favorite days of the month. Since my weekend begins Friday, my Saturday has transformed into a stay-at-home day where I must do all the homework I procrastinated doing all weekend. Along with homework, other thoughts meander in and out of my consciousness throughout...

Jaipur Family

Helen Angell
September 30, 2012
Filed under BLOGS, Off-Campus Blogs, OPINION

For the last four weeks I've been living with an Indian family in Jaipur. The intention of homestays is for us to be immersed in the culture and language. While living with an Indian family has given me the chance to practice my Hindi a little (tora tora), the part I love most about my homestay is how w...

Wadi Rum, Aqaba, and Petra! Oh My!

Nick Davies
September 29, 2012
Filed under Off-Campus Blogs

What a weekend! As I try to catch my breath and reorient myself for a week of classes, I will try to take some time to reflect upon this hectic, but oh so fantastic, weekend. This past weekend CIEE organized a three-day trip to southern Jordan to experience its main attractions. I'll try to keep each...

Really Late Post About My First Few Days

Hanna Mosenthal
September 23, 2012
Filed under BLOGS, Off-Campus Blogs, OPINION

I've been here for almost a week now! (When I started this post, now I've been here for two and a half) I know how to take both of the options for busses to and from the centre-ville, which is where IES is, and I bought my phone today, and my lost suitcase finally arrived, so I'm basically settled. I...

Ek Pakhwara (One Fortnight)

Helen Angell
September 9, 2012
Filed under Off-Campus Blogs, OPINION

Namaste! Two weeks have already gone by in India. While I can't say I feel at home yet (and I'm not sure I ever will, when my looks alone bring stares in public), adjusting to life in Jaipur has been more of an adventure than a struggle (though always some of both). Below are some highs, lows, and general...

Thoughts from the Pasco Airport

Hanna Mosenthal
September 4, 2012
Filed under BLOGS, Off-Campus Blogs, OPINION

This morning I embarked on my yearlong adventure away from Whitman to study abroad in Nantes, France and then Mérida, México. It's nine thirty am and I am already chilling in the Pasco airport, which was not an originally planned stop in my trip. I decided that I should leave Whitman at 5:50am for...

River, Sunshine, Piano… can life be better? J’aime la vie~

River, Sunshine, Piano… can life be better? J’aime la vie~

margaretyang
March 28, 2012
Filed under Off-Campus Blogs

Le temps est très bel ici à Nantes aujourd'hui, donc j'ai pris le Navibus avec une amie sur la rivière. J'adore la rivière, c'est très tranquille et très joli. Nous avons restes par la rivière pour deux heures et ensuite, nous avons marches par la rivière. J'espéré qu'il y a un ...

First impressions of Amman, Jordan

leslimeekins
January 24, 2012
Filed under Off-Campus Blogs

Greetings from Amman, Jordan! (Or, as the Jordanian would say, اهلاÙ‹ Ùˆ سهلاÙ‹) I've been here for four days now, and so far I have found that Jordanians are very excited to meet Americans: my exchanges have...

Alex Norman’s Study Abroad Blog: Friends

Alex Norman’s Study Abroad Blog: Friends

Alex Norman
December 21, 2011
Filed under Off-Campus Blogs

Well, my computer crashed the day after I submitted my Independent Study Project (phew, that was close!) and I'm actually back home sweet home in Olympia, WA for the holidays. Rather than abandon the last couple of posts I had planned to make last week, however, I'd like to use them now to reflect upon...

Alex Norman’s Study Abroad Blog: Finding Financial Assistance for Your Off-Campus Program

Alex Norman’s Study Abroad Blog: Finding Financial Assistance for Your Off-Campus Program

Alex Norman
November 22, 2011
Filed under Off-Campus Blogs

I figure there is no better time than right after a showcase of my camel ride in the Sahara to speak a bit about how I got here. If you are a Whitman student who is interested in studying abroad but reliant on financial aid to do so, then here are a few tips: 1: If you are already receiving financial...

Alex Norman’s Study Abroad Blog: Camels, Macaques, Schoolgirls and Dune Boys

Alex Norman’s Study Abroad Blog: Camels, Macaques, Schoolgirls and Dune Boys

Alex Norman
November 22, 2011
Filed under Off-Campus Blogs

Well, as usual, this post is a bit overdue, but a couple weeks ago we had our Southern Excursion and WOW, what a trip! To be sure, we spent much of our time travelling to the Middle Atlas, Ouarzazate, Merzouga, the High Atlas, Marrakech and Essaouira in a bus, but each stop we made was well worth the...

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