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“For auld lang syne”: Farewell, for now

Should auld acquaintance be forgot, and never brought to mind ? Should auld acquaintance be forgot, and auld lang syne? — “Auld Lang Syne,” Robert Burns Less than two weeks ago, I was wandering the streets of Glasgow, Scotland. Already, my five months in Scotland feels unreal, like the wispiest of dreams. Every once in awhile, … Continue reading

Oh yeah, there’s a “study” in study abroad, or getting off intellectual autopilot

I am a Type-A overachieving nerd. There, I said it. In general, I like school. I like school a lot. Hell, I’m even seriously considering getting a Ph.D. in English and becoming a full-time professional student to (sort of) support my pretentious creative writing habit. There is little better to me than reading great literary … Continue reading

Counting Down the Days: On the Fear of the Unknown and Being Alone

A month from today, on January 22, 2012, I will be setting foot for the first time in Glasgow, Scotland. These are my feelings. However, even though I’ve traveled a lot before, this will be the first time I will be almost entirely on my own in a foreign country. Except for another girl from … Continue reading

The countdown begins

Welcome to my newest blog! I was struggling to decide between using WordPress and Tumblr for my study abroad blog(s) but finally decided to go with WordPress. All the pages, comments, features, and sheer flexibility of this platform will make it easier for me to document both trips abroad. Both? Well, folks, I’m going to … Continue reading

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