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Travel abroad means a lot to me because, as a first generation Chinese-American, I have felt out of touch with my cultural roots and have a yearning to understand exactly what my cultural identity means to me.

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As a Human Development and History major, I was drawn to the Urban and Cultural Explorations trip in China.  Travel abroad means a lot to me because, as a first generation Chinese-American, I have felt out of touch with my cultural roots and have a yearning to understand exactly what my cultural identity means to me. In China, I was able to grow my perspective of China and the world in an open minded manner. My experience in China encouraged exploration of personal ethnic identity. The experience enabled me to practice my Mandarin, learn more about Chinese cultures and urban explorations. During my stay, I visited Beijing, Nanjing, Suzhou, Zhenjiang, and Shanghai.

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I met amazing people, tasted incredible food, and experience the vibrant and rich culture. I would not trade anything for the experience I had in South Korea.

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This summer I traveled for the first time to Seoul, South Korea to study at Hanyang University. Before this experience, when I thought about studying abroad, I thought it was for those who had a lot of money to spend and had nothing to do over the summer. However, what surprised me was how affordable my trip was.

Continue reading I met amazing people, tasted incredible food, and experience the vibrant and rich culture. I would not trade anything for the experience I had in South Korea.

What made this trip memorable was not the fact that I got to see France or learn about French culture, but was the fact that I made life long friends

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I knew I wanted to go to France and I was only able to go abroad during the summer. Which made the study abroad program provided by SUNY Oswego the perfect fit for me. I was a  student of the University of Nice- Carlone for the month of July. Classes met Monday through Friday from nine to three.

Continue reading What made this trip memorable was not the fact that I got to see France or learn about French culture, but was the fact that I made life long friends

Summer in Spain: An experience that changed my life

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The study abroad I participated in was the four-week program to Madrid, Spain. I decided to participate in this program because I wanted to practice my Spanish. My parents are both from Panama, so I grew up within a Hispanic household. However, in my upbringing, I heard a lot of references to Spain and wanted to experience the country and culture for myself.

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This Beautiful Country is Worth Seeing in Person

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How Studying Abroad Gave Me a New Perspective

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I have heard testimonies from other students, faculty members, and even my younger sister that studying abroad is an enlightening experience. So, I decided then that I would do the same.Because I double major in English (Creative Writing) and Art Studio (Drawing) with an interest in sequential art, I had trouble finding a study abroad program that suited me. And as a transfer student, I could only apply to study programs offered by Binghamton University. Otherwise, I would risk exceeding my transfer credits. Fortunately, I was lucky to discover a new study abroad program titled “Japanese Contemporary Art Animation and Beyond”. I knew the program would focus on a genre of visual narrative that I was unfamiliar with as well as the characteristics of contemporary Japanese art.

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“I left Italy with a newfound version of myself that I loved, and I couldn’t wait to get home and be exactly who I wanted.”

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I studied at Lorenzo de Medici in Florence, Italy. I chose to go to Italy because my family is from southern Italy, and I speak the language. Prior to studying abroad, I had always wanted to travel the world and go any and everywhere I could. I thought I would get to Europe and thrive, fall in love with the continent, and never want to leave… and I did, but not at first.

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It’s Always A Good Time For Tea

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My name is Amber Weinstock, and I went abroad on Binghamton’s Semester in London program during the spring semester of my Junior year. While abroad I learned many things, several of which were outside my studies; for instance, in England, English muffins are actually called ‘crumpets’, Mother’s Day, or ‘Mum’s’ Day, is in March, and London’s food is to die for (and I don’t mean in the good way that the phrase is usually used in), but the beer makes up for it!

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“Seoul is a bustling metropolis, with neighborhoods as unique as the ones in New York City”

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This summer, I was lucky enough to spend four amazing weeks in Seoul, South Korea at Hanyang University. I’ve wanted to study abroad since freshmen year but with the intensity of the nursing pre-requisites, along with my extracurricular activities and work, I was worried that I wouldn’t get the chance to go. The summer program at Hanyang University was a great compromise because I wouldn’t miss any classes or club commitments.

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