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Buckeyes abroad: Paris

Written by    Oct 7, 2019

Hardly has a city ever been more romanticize, written about, painted about and sung about than Paris. I tried to go into my time in Paris with no expectations, and I was absolutely blown away. I was surprised by how navigable the city is: The metro is easy to use, and many of Paris’ top tourist attractions are located centrally to others. We saw as […]

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Buckeyes abroad: Barcelona

Written by    Oct 7, 2019

Barcelona was more touristy and less beach-y than I expected; for example, the famous Las Ramblas street was crowded at all times of day and night. Still, it was a neat place to explore! I personally found Barcelona not as quaint or beautiful as Madrid (read all about my Madrid trip here), but it is still an amazing city! If you go to Barcelona, you […]

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Buckeyes abroad: Madrid

Written by    Oct 7, 2019

In August I traveled to Madrid, a vibrant city with rich history and thriving culture. Madrid has beautiful architecture — every alley, every portico, every plaza is out of a movie— and it’s easy to navigate on foot. We stayed right next to the Prado Museum, one of the world’s finest art museums, and we spent several hours there our first day. It’s free for […]

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How Do I Navigate Study Abroad?

Written by    Dec 14, 2018

The piece of advice I’ve heard the most from people post-grad is, “study abroad.” Ohio State offers a huge variety and number of programs, and college is one of the most affordable times to do it because there are so many resources for students. I’m hoping to study abroad in Italy in May, so this semester I’ve been going through the process of figuring out […]

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What is STEP?

Written by    Dec 14, 2018

Ohio State loves acronyms! STEP stands for the Second Year Transformational Experience Program. If you’re a second-year living on campus, you can opt in for STEP. This means you’re signing up for … 1-1.5 hour meetings each week with your STEP cohort, led by a faculty member, who will be your STEP advisor 3 PDCs, Professional Development Co-Curriculars (similar to First Year Success Series Sessions) […]

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New Zealand Blog 9: Back to the Hobbit Hole

Written by    Jun 15, 2018

“It’s a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there’s no knowing where you might be swept off to.” – J.R.R. Tolkien in the voice of Gandalf, “The Fellowship of the Ring” Coming to this study abroad, I wasn’t sure I wanted to go out the door. This past academic year was a […]

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New Zealand Blog 8: Hobbit Culture vs. Men Culture

Written by    Jun 15, 2018

I guess I should talk about work, because I am “technically” on a global project to “work”. What I’ve observed the most is a stark difference in business cultures between the United States and New Zealand. American business schools, Fisher or anywhere else, breed a certain standard for work. Americans have the stereotype of living to work, putting business over all else, burning out after […]

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New Zealand Blog 7: Decisions and Time

Written by    Jun 1, 2018

“All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.” – J.R.R. Tolkien in the voice of Gandalf, “The Fellowship of the Ring” Living by yourself, and supporting yourself in a foreign country especially, means making decisions for yourself. This is difficult for three reasons: money, energy, and satisfaction. I’m sure my fellow readers are getting a little sick […]

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New Zealand Blog 6: I’m Going On Multiple Adventures

Written by    May 31, 2018

Let’s talk ~Auckland Adventures~ – some of the highlights of mini trips here in New Zealand. (Imagine if Frodo wrote this blog. “Today, Gollum fell into the depths of Mordor with the one ring. I’m going to miss that little guy! And Gollum too!”) I’m going to separate each of the four adventures by a character in “The Hobbit” or “Lord of the Rings” that […]

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New Zealand Blog 5: The Magical Places

Written by    May 24, 2018

Just know this: Gimli is a dwarf and Galadriel is an elf – a very powerful elf – and dwarves and elves historically are not friends. Lothlórien is where Galadriel lives, and in “The Fellowship of the Ring”, Gimli meets Galadriel there when the fellowship takes a pitstop. Now. Let’s get into it. “There are no trees like the trees of that land. For in […]

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