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شكرا بازاف

Leah Siegel

January 9, 2013

Before I leave this country that I have come to love, I want to say thank you to several Moroccans whom I have had the privilege of meeting.  Although most* of them will most likely not read this, I still want to express my gratitude. My host family: The hospitality with which you hosted me wa...

The Final Countdown

The Final Countdown

Leah Siegel

January 9, 2013

Quick note: This was written almost a month ago.  I wasn't able to upload the photo that I wanted... and for some reason I still can't.  So please know that I wanted to show you a cool picture of me riding a camel at sunset, but it's not happening. I'm writing right now in a van heading from the...

Written on the Flight from Rabat to Paris

Leah Siegel

December 25, 2012

At 4:30, I woke up, did some final packing, got some breakfast, then rolled my suitcases for the last time down the medina towards an awaiting taxi.  At the Rabat-Sale Airport, the plane took off before the sun rose.  As we flew away from Rabat, I looked behind and could see the streetlights of the...

El Fin

El Fin

clairejohnson

December 19, 2012

I leave Spain in the wee hours of Friday morning and yesterday I finished the last of my finals- so I can officially say that the study part of study abroad is over and the abroad part will be, very soon. I'm simultaneously excited, a little sad, and feel like it's not happening at all, because it has...

Spanish Healthcare…

clairejohnson

December 19, 2012

I had an interesting (that's the most positive word I'm going to use) experience recently that I'd like to share with you all now that I've finally finished my exams and final papers!   Two weeks ago, I started to feel sick- feverish, stomach pain... I was annoyed because it was finals time...

To Sumik!

Shelly Le

November 25, 2012

"Namaste! Mero nam Shelly ho. English me, mauf kijie." "I am an undergraduate student of Political Studies and I am in India for a semester, studying Indian culture and development challenges and successes in the country. As a part of my studies, I am researching women's nutrition in Sikkim." "Would...

New Delhi Newb

Helen Angell

November 22, 2012

I arrived in Delhi two weeks ago, where I will be staying until December 1st. After two months studying sustainable development and social change in India together, the 18 of us at SIT have been kicked out of our Jaipur program nest and sent to all four corners of India to fend for ourselves, and in...

Partying Hard in a Caftan

Partying Hard in a Caftan

Leah Siegel

November 18, 2012

My dear readers, I apologize for the long absence.  I can only blame a combination of things, including a busy schedule full of research, moving, traveling, and laziness.  But here it is: the long anticipated post-Eid entry.  No animals were harmed in the writing of this post.  I promise. Monday, I bid adieu to my host family.  It was actually a tough...

The People You Meet

clairejohnson

November 18, 2012

So I am supposed to be working on my International Relations research presentation right now (lots of virtual thanks going out to Joan Nyland, Carrie Housley, Matthew Vanneli, and Bruce Magnusson right now for teaching me how to efficiently do a research paper, since it takes me about twice as long to...

November in Alicante

November in Alicante

clairejohnson

November 13, 2012

It's nearing finals here, which means (for once) the same thing it does in the States: "study" abroad is now, officially, STUDY abroad. The way Spanish classes are structured, nearly all of our school work is loaded towards the end of the semester. Aside from a few assignments and our midterm exams a...

Eid Kabir: In Fond Memory of Hauli Bah Bah

Eid Kabir: In Fond Memory of Hauli Bah Bah

Leah Siegel

November 3, 2012

الحولي باع باع مايكو ما يشبع Hauli Ba'h Ba'h Ma yakul ma yashb'eh The ram goes baa baa He eats, but he doesn't feel full   Okay, readers: it's quiz time. Name two Muslim holidays. Ramadan? ...

Analyzing women’s (mal)nourishment in Sikkim

Shelly Le

October 31, 2012

Indian food is delicious, there's simply no argument against it. Naan, dal (lentils), rice, paneer (cheese with the consistency of tofu), chana (chickpeas), and chapatti (flatbread) are all yummy and nutritious in varied quantities. Yet in spite of India's rich food culture, the percentage of malnourished...

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