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Växjö and the Greater Småland Area

Hello dear readers! I didn’t introduce myself in January when I wrote about our travels to Sweden, so now it’s better late than never! My name is Paget, and I am a junior Political Science major. I love cats, the color blue, and dishware. I wanted to go on the Gustavus Semester in Sweden program […]

A Journey Through the Uffizi

On Thursday our class explored the world renowned Uffizi art gallery.  This museum was established by the last heir to the Medici dynasty and was opned in 1765 to the public.  Before that time the building served as the central offices for the administrators of Florence and stands between Palazzo Vecchio and the Arno river, which is […]

Chocolates, Watches, and Knives, OH MY!

Hello to friends, family, and everyone else reading this! I’m currently sitting on my bed, in my host family’s flat, in Geneva, Switzerland. Actually, I’m in Nyon, a suburb-like town of Geneva. I’ll explain more about my living situation later (so stick around, because it’s pretty unique).  I arrived in Geneva on January 18th after […]

We Really Love Surprises…January 21st

Today was a fairly relaxed day that started off with a morning recap session. With about half the group (including me) being so sick the last few days, we had to rearrange plans a bit to include more time to rest. So today after the recap session we had most of the day to do […]

Things that I do not like about Sevilla

As much as I love Sevilla, there are of course things that I do not like, more or less I do not understand. This is going to be the one and only article that I write about these things because they are all little things and that is all to write about. First of all, […]

October in Athens

One of the coolest parts about living in Athens is that as a thriving metropolis, every new day brings some new and crazy experience. Right now Greece is in an economic crisis, similar to the U.S. though it was not as stable in the first place. The Greeks are a people that are very passionate […]

Dar es Salaam

Last week, business called us to Dar es Salaam. Dar es Salaam is a big port city on the Indian Ocean and though it isn’t the capital of Tanzania, it is home to many government buildings and embassies. While in Dar es Salaam we needed to get a research permit approved, pick up 90 kilos […]

Um, what happened this week?

Wow, So I am straining my brain trying to remember what happened the week that I am supposed to write about.  We are now all back from our mid-semester breaks, I think everyone had a wonderful time (I know that I did).  But anyway I am supposed to write about the week before we left […]