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Scholars Abroad
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Hong Kong

Looking Back

Looking Back

Looking Back By Kevin Rutherford After departing Bangkok, I spent 24 straight hours either in a plane, or waiting for a plane to arrive, which meant I ended up spending 19 hours on a plane, with five hours of layover in Doha, Qatar. Coming home, I landed in Boston and travelled home, unable to sleep […]

To Southeast Asia and Beyond

To Southeast Asia and Beyond

To Southeast Asia and Beyond By Kevin Rutherford When I first found out that I had been accepted to study in Hong Kong, I was excited to be able to go to the other side of the world. This then followed the inevitable, “Okay, now where do I go after the trip,” thought. Fortunately, some […]

Stress, Fun and Lasting Memories

Stress, Fun and Lasting Memories

Stress, Fun and Lasting Memories By Kevin Rutherford Sunday brought the first day of rest that I had in over two weeks so I decided to sit in the dorm and stay dry. Monday brought the first week of real preparation for the project, as we worked tirelessly to ensure that our project would be […]

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London & Paris

Exploring the City of Lights

Exploring the City of Lights

Exploring the City of Lights By Tricia Adams After a nice hike in the rain with our luggage to the bus stop, a bumpy ride on the bus to the train station and a short nap on the train – we’ve made it to Paris. Ahh, the city of lights. The city of romance. The […]

A Science Center Unlike Any Other

A Science Center Unlike Any Other

A Science Center Unlike Any Other By Tricia Adams I’ve been to a lot of science museums over the years but none quite like this one. Today our group took a trip outside of London to the town of Bristol, England. There we visited the science museum called @Bristol. At this museum children are running […]

I Feel Like I Belong Here

I Feel Like I Belong Here

I Feel Like I Belong Here By Tricia Adams London is so alive and I can’t wait to explore it all. I’ve only been in London for a few days but each day has been amazing. Though there is no language barrier, there are a few other things that take a little getting used to […]

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Morocco

Reflections on Morocco

Reflections on Morocco

Reflections on Morocco By Evvan Morton My four week long study abroad trip to Morocco was the longest amount of time I have ever been out of the USA. Since I would be away for so long and traveling to many cities within Morocco, I thought it best to pack as light and as mobile […]

Sounds & Colors of the Himalayas

Sounds & Colors of the Himalayas

Sounds & Colors of the Himalayas By Phillip Moore View the Sounds & Colors of the Himalayas video

Post Travel Blues

Post Travel Blues

Post Travel Blues By Snigdha Nautiyal As we began to near the end of our program in Morocco, it struck me that once the study abroad was over I would be left with a vacancy that would be hard to fill. After spending nearly four weeks travelling, amassing new experiences and learning exciting things, I […]

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Nepal

Nepal: Risk and Resiliency (and fun)

Nepal: Risk and Resiliency (and fun)

Nepal: Risk and Resillency (and fun) By Brynn Szukala View the Nepal: Risk and Resillency (and fun) video

Post Trip

Post Trip

Post Trip By Rachel Hudgens I traveled to Thailand with two other people. We spent three nights in Bangkok and four nights in Phuket. In total, I was gone May 14th to June 14th. I loved the freedom of traveling and experiencing other cultures. I sincerely believe that traveling is the easiest and most meaningful […]

Week Three

Week Three

Week Three By Rachel Hudgens Our last week we attended several lectures that gave us more of a background of Nepal. These lectures helped us prepare our final presentations. Our final deliverable was a photo essay. This project allowed us to convey a single thought in an easily digestible manor. This form of communication allows […]

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South Africa

Fragile Lives

Fragile Lives

Fragile Lives By Katie Peige I spent my first few days back in the United States sick. After 24 hours or so of flying, I guess that was to be expected. A bunch of the other students that I spoke to were also sick post South Africa. The last days spent in South Africa were […]

Life and Death in HaMakuya

Life and Death in HaMakuya

Life and Death in HaMakuya By Katie Peige After about ten days experiencing the magnificent wildlife that Kruger had to offer, we left the park bound for our homestays. After leaving the guarded fences of the park, our surroundings changed dramatically as the animal sightings tapered off (we were still seeing some birds) and humans […]

There’s more to it than meets the eye

There’s more to it than meets the eye

There’s more to it than meets the eye By Randi Bromm It has been four days since I have returned from South Africa and I must say that I still do not feel I have been able to wrap my head around everything to its entirety. The return home was a fever induced blur thanks […]

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UK & Denmark

Building Community Resilience in Denmark & the UK

Building Community Resilience in Denmark & the UK

Building Community Resilience in Denmark and the UK By Jake Michaelson View the Building Community Resilience in Denmark and the UK video

Applied Sustainability Research: Exeter Allotments

Applied Sustainability Research: Exeter Allotments

Applied Sustainability Research: Exeter Allotments By Alex Slaymaker While in Exeter, UK our twenty person study abroad team researched the current state and future vision of gardening allotments from the perspective of those who rent plots. Although allotment structures differ across the globe, Exeter allotments include plots of city-owned land rented to residents for growing […]

AZLAG Dagger Cooperative Now Trains Girls in Centuries Old Local Craft

AZLAG Dagger Cooperative Now Trains Girls in Centuries Old Local Craft

AZLAG Dagger Cooperative Now Trains Girls in Centuries Old Local Craft By Cheri Varnadoe As part of our exposure to the many faces of sustainability, the ASU Sustainability Across Morocco Study Abroad group visited the AZLAG Dagger Cooperative in the village of Kelaat M´Gouna, Morocco. Our professor learned of this cooperative through an ASU Global […]

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