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Changes

It was only natural that at the beginning of this study abroad experience that I was expecting these 5 and a half months… More

Sam Laughlin Swansea University, Wales

Changes

Sam Laughlin June 5, 2018

It was only natural that at the beginning of this study abroad experience that I was expecting these 5 and a half months to feel like an eternity away from home. Now I’m sitting here with what feels like borrowed time in a place I now consider my second… More

Music While Abroad and How It Ties to Moments

Sam Laughlin May 10, 2018

Just like music is used to set the mood in a film or at a social event, I think music just as equally ties itself to a person’s memory. For me, anytime I hear the album Arabia Mountain it reminds me of going into my senior year of high school and I can… More

Defining Home

Sam Laughlin May 1, 2018

As much as travel and visiting new places around Europe has been a frequent theme in my blog posts, it struck me that not enough time has been spent on the place I’ve actually been living. It’s truly a shame that its gone overlooked because Swansea has… More

St. Paddy’s Day

Sam Laughlin March 22, 2018

On April 11, 1843, Samual MacLaughlin and his family set out for America from County Down, Ireland in hopes of a better life. On St. Patrick’s Day 2018, I returned to the island of my forefathers to embrace a culture rooted in my ancestry. I couldn’t… More

Derby Days

Sam Laughlin March 12, 2018

Some people believe that you can tell a lot about a city or town by its sports team and its fans. Never has that theory been more true than with the rivalry between Manchester United and Liverpool. The rivalry is said to have started when Manchester… More

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