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The Fine Print of Study Abroad

Today, I feel sad. Feeling sad makes my chest feel tight, makes me feel like I have enough pressure in it that it’s going… More

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The Fine Print of Study Abroad

Sarah Shanes April 27, 2018

Today, I feel sad. Feeling sad makes my chest feel tight, makes me feel like I have enough pressure in it that it’s going to burst. My heart seems like it’s going to drop into my stomach, heavy, a rock within a cage. Sadness makes my neck and shoulders… More

Rainy Skies, Sunny Attitudes

Sarah Shanes March 12, 2018

It really does rain in the plains in Spain. For the past couple of weeks, it seems like the rain hasn’t stopped. Rain isn’t really something that you think of when you think about study abroad – at least, not the kind of rain that lasts for weeks on end… More

You've Got a Friend in Me

Sarah Shanes February 21, 2018

In preschool, if you wanted to be friends with someone, all you would have to do is go up to them, ask to share their blocks, and then boom, you’re friends. Unfortunately, as I’ve gotten older, I’ve noticed that making friends isn’t quite that simple… More

I Think I Can

Sarah Shanes January 26, 2018

As the plane hit the ground with a reassuring thud, my heard skipped a beat. Bienvenidos a España, I thought to myself, while I frantically tried to check that I had everything important in hand and ready to go after the drawn out eight-hour plane ride… More

Courage

Sarah Shanes January 13, 2018

When I first read the Harry Potter series, I was enthralled with how fearless Harry seemed to be. Even Ron and Hermione jumped in to face danger at any chance. I just recently reread some of the Harry Potter books over the past few months, and one character… More

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