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The Caribbean is my classroom

I was never really one to step outside of my comfort zone, and if I did it was never anything drastic. Until May, when I got on a plane, flew to the Bahamas, boarded the MV Explorer and sailed across the Caribbean for 26 days with 400 students and faculty who I had never met before in my life.

I thought going to school out-of-state was the craziest thing I would ever do, even if school was only an hour away from home. Apparently, that wasn’t the case.

Last fall, one of my TAs had mentioned something about studying abroad and I … Continue Reading

Outta here! Why one freshman regrets going home every weekend

I hated school last year. I hated it so much that I drove home almost every weekend. It wasn’t because my classes were too hard, because my roommate was crazy or because I missed home that much.

The truth is I wasn’t prepared to go from a high school with less than 500 students to a university with more than 4,000 students in the Class of 2014.

I was so excited to graduate and get away that I never took the time to say goodbye to anyone. I just packed up and left and then needed those goodbyes more than anything the … Continue Reading

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