What You Should Do and What You Should Not Do When Studying Abroad
Sep12

What You Should Do and What You Should Not Do When Studying Abroad

Do Do bond with your roommates They are most likely in all of your classes and your study abroad program will have many activities planned for you; so you are spending a lot of time with these people, having a good time with them is a must. Take the chance to get to know them and you will be friends. Do bond with the members of your program Not only should you be friends with your roommates, but with the whole group too. Sol Education...

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Abeer in Argentina
Sep12

Abeer in Argentina

Studying abroad in Buenos Aires has got to be one of the best things I have ever done. In the 5 weeks that I spent in this wonderful South American country, I have been to so many places (Buenos Aires, Iguazú and Tigre) and I have learned so many things. I would like to take a moment to share it with you. Mate Mate (mah-tay) or yerba mate (sher-ba mah-tay) is a drink sort of like tea that is a staple in Argentina. It is bitter and is...

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Returning to the Balad*
Sep12

Returning to the Balad*

I spent the first part of my summer in Buenos Aires, Argentina. I am so blessed to have went, studied, and learned. I came back to New York, and with thin the 4 days I was there I to unpack my winter clothes (because in South America it is winter) and I packed my summer clothes. Exactly 50 pounds of it. My family and I went to Amman, Jordan and the West Bank, Palestine. We flew through Egypt Air, so we stopped in Cairo after an 11...

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10 Life Lessons I Learned in Peru
Aug06

10 Life Lessons I Learned in Peru

CAUTION. Corny moments may ensue. 1) Travel. Travel now. It’s so rewarding to be able to go and see another culture. The landscapes might even be similar to what you’ve seen (like living on the Pacific shore, meanwhile I am from Long Island), but there is something magical about seeing it in a new place. The people have all new perspectives and outlooks and it is nothing but beneficial to you to learn from them and acknowledge them. ...

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4 Days?! No!!
Aug02

4 Days?! No!!

Wait, what do you mean I only have 4 more days?! No!! This past week was an awesome work week. I started and got through most of my interviews and helped organize and analyze some cool sets of human remains! The interviews are for the documentary that I’ll be making at the end of this trip. What documentary? Well! This field school counts for two Anthro classes (for me, but it varies student to student) and so I need to do a final...

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Work, Museums, and Markets–Oh My!
Jul21

Work, Museums, and Markets–Oh My!

Hello all! Here I am, typing to you with clean hair! Yay! Showers are kind of a luxury around the hospijade here. With 16 or so people living in one house and the water shutting off around 6pm, the reservation water runs out quickly! It doesn't get turned on until 7am. It's something to get used to, but it definitely could be worse!! No worries--I am clean for now! This was a really awesome weekend, finishing off a good week! We...

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An Archaeological Work Week!
Jul12

An Archaeological Work Week!

Today marks the last day of my first work week at field school in Peru! I can't believe it's actually been a full work week. And when I say "full," I mean FULL. Bioarchaeologists do not waste any time whatsoever!! I guess I should further explain my situation here, huh? A field school is a credit-awarded program for students interested in anthropology and/or archaeology, essentially. There's about 16 students here altogether--I'm the...

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¡Hola Summer Hawk-Talk Blogger!
Jul01

¡Hola Summer Hawk-Talk Blogger!

So, it’s 1:15 in the morning, but you need to know at this very moment that I am in successfully posting this from Peru! But first—who am I? Hint: the answer is not 24601. Sorry, Valjean, you gotta come clean.   I’m Corrine! Long story short, I transferred to Wagner a little over a year ago after deciding that astrophysics was too introverted for me. So, there I was, taking my first-ever anthropology course; it was covering some...

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Why You need to travel to San Diego
Jun13

Why You need to travel to San Diego

After being home for 2 short, but sweet weeks before returning to Wagner for the summer, I found myself inspired to brag about my amazing hometown. Hopefully this motivates you to go visit. We have the two best food groups: (Authentic) Mexican and In-N-Out Just bask in the glory of the California Burrito...The signature burrito of Southern California. This bad boy packs a full punch: carne asada (seasoned steak), french fries,...

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