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Vol. CLIV, Issue 4
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Passing A Moment

Adam Heymann May 6, 2015

"Philosophical discussion will not be the best way to understand Buddhism. If you want to be a sincere Buddhist, the best way is to sit. We are very fortunate to have a place to sit in this way. I want...

Jogging Into a New World

Adam Heymann March 23, 2015

As I continue to strive to become the person I want to be I've come understand the importance in maintaining an intimate relationship with exercise. I love gyms and the endorphins that flood me after a...

Culture Shock: Remembering your roots as you plant them in new soil

Linnaea Weld March 3, 2015

Something that's been on my mind a lot lately is how the process of cultural immersion affects relationships both in country and across borders. As we discussed in a class aptly entitled "Culture Shock,"...

Getting Started

Adam Heymann February 23, 2015

As I sit here and write my preliminary post for this study abroad blog my mind can't help but scan through the sheer experience of the last twenty-four hours: after packing my life away into two bags,...

Thoughts before getting on a plane

Linnaea Weld January 31, 2015

It is Saturday morning and I am enjoying one last sunny Oakland morning. Upstairs, two friends from Whitman are sleeping sound after the long drive from campus to wish me off. What is going on? Tonight...

Becoming Part Of The Family: Reflections on a Semester in Bali

Maya Volk January 27, 2015

When I think about the start of my semester abroad, I'm immediately taken back to when I first stepped off the airplane at the Jakarta International Airport - not my final destination, but the first time...

ISP Reflections: Part 2

Maya Volk January 13, 2015

Although my last post promised a follow-up on how my ISP ended, as you may notice I've taken a little longer to post again. I'm not sure if I'm even technically allowed to keep posting as I have returned...

ISP Reflections: Part 1

Maya Volk December 20, 2014

Greetings blog followers! Due to a busy schedule and broken computer, I was unable to post this blog when I first wrote it. However, both of these problems have since been solved, and although my program...

In conclusion...

In conclusion…

Jessica Faunt December 15, 2014
It’s only been a week since Semester in the West ended, and I have already transformed a nomad to couch potato.

Climb Every Mountain…Or Just One Volcano

Maya Volk November 30, 2014

As promised, here is a recap of the second half of my weeklong excursion, this part featuring adventures in North Bali. As you first read this entry the title may seem misleading, although I can assure...

Amidst The Rice Fields

Maya Volk November 19, 2014

We arrived at the village by foot,  which was perhaps the most practical way given the amount of potholes in the somewhat-paved road that were not quite catered for a four wheeled vehicle full of college...

Sophistication in the West

Jessica Faunt November 2, 2014

Saturday, November 1st, 2014 - El Cornado Ranch, AZ El Cornado Ranch is so expansive, it's impolite to ask the owners for it's exact acreage.  Out here, property and cows are the measure of one's wealth. ...

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