Weekend in the Philippines!

Since Singapore is so expensive, my friends and I have really enjoyed traveling on weekends.  A group of four of us decided to visit the Philippines for three nights last weekend.  We took a late night flight and got into the Mactan-Cebu airport at about 5:00 am.  We didn’t see the point of…

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USF in Ireland: Bonding Bulls

While a study abroad trip centers on the introduction of a foreign country, its culture, and society, personal bonds created during the trip are underestimated as a lifelong memories to cherish. While exploring Galway’s market street, we came across a music store that featured playable pianos and semi-tuned guitars.  Even…

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URGENCHE and Exeter

Last Friday, the Fulbright four (myself, Catelyn, Veronica, and Cayla) began our day with a lecture from Professor Clive Sabel. Clive had already given us a personal tour of the Southwest of England, and at the end of our first week in England, was going to tell us about his…

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Welcome USM Students

After having breakfast at the university café, my friends and I had some time to spend until the campus tour at 2. We wanted to buy post cards for our family members but we couldn’t find a store to buy anything. We took the campus bus and went to Bukit…

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USF in Ireland: Future History

Although military engagements, political practices, economic development, and religious organizations account for significant portions of history, a civilization’s media is important to explaining history.  While media today is mostly associated in a social and cultural context, two important mediums help explain the story of Ireland. The Book of Kells may…

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Erin Go Bragh!

Bewley’s Irish tea is steaming beside me as the chill Irish air floats over my window sill. I’ve just settled down in my room at Trinity College in Dublin, where ornate stone buildings rich with history are still in stride with the beat of the city around it. Trinity College…

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