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Boxes

            A wise kid once said, “There is so much more things that we don’t know, but there is even more things that we don’t know we don’t know.” Confusing? I know! That is how I feel as I am finally processing my six weeks of studying abroad in Italy. Looking back, I thought I ...

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Getting Through the Week

One thing that's easy to overlook when choosing a study abroad destination is how studious the people of that country are. There are plenty of myths (especially concerning Japan) in regards to how hard and frequently people study; really though, it depends on the school, and the individual people there. Because Akita is such an ...

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Get Around (Living in Akita, Pt 2)

Living somewhere with a deep cultural tradition and gorgeous landscape, set with solemn shrines and a unique aesthetic, is great- unless you never leave your room. Since getting here I’ve met a few (read: few) students who, after arriving here, have found its easier to commute only between their rooms and classes. They cook in ...

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Life After the Namahage (Living in Akita, pt. 1)

Akita is beautiful. Not just the countryside landscape- littered with buildings of various architectural inspirations neighboring each other in stark contrast, covered in forestry, ongoing fields and seemingly never ending mountain ranges- but the culture that has developed here over thousands of years. Akita is known for its beautiful farmland and delicious fresh food, but ...

Intro to Me!!

Hello Going Places Bloggers, my name is Lauren Prisco and I am a Freshman in the pre-nursing program here at USF. I studied abroad this past summer through the ACE program to Ecuador while taking the Biological Principles for Non-majors course. For those of you not familiar to the ACE program (which stands for Academic ...

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