Project Insight: Student Leader Educational Seminar in Israel
Aug31

Project Insight: Student Leader Educational Seminar in Israel

On Friday, August 7, I traveled across the world to Israel to spend a week immersing myself in Israeli culture while gaining insight to the current political, social, and strategic challenges of the region. With a group of 14 other student government leaders from across the United States, hosted by a group of Israeli college students, I journeyed throughout Israel to learn leadership through a variety of experiences as a participant...

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My Israel Top 7
Aug31

My Israel Top 7

While my other post about my trip to Israel outlined the learning outcomes and cultural/educational experiences I took part in, I wanted to make a more informal post outlining the Top 7 experiences I had while traveling through Israel. The People From the cab drivers, to the tour guides, to the servers at restaurants, Israeli people are some of the friendliest people I have ever encountered in my life. As Israel is a relatively new...

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Two Backpacks and the Adventure of a Lifetime
Aug10

Two Backpacks and the Adventure of a Lifetime

My best friend Rose and I, a fellow Wagner student, decided that after our summer studying in Dublin, we would backpack through Europe. (Because it's as easy as that, right?) We figured out where we wanted to go, planned a detailed itinerary of what places we'd visit, bought our plane tickets and train passes, and we were off! (Oh, I can't forget the important activity of buying two brand new hiking backpacks! "Brand new" being the...

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Gruesome Food for Thought
Jul22

Gruesome Food for Thought

This July, two other students and I are working with Wagner College anthropology professor Dr. Celeste Marie Gagnon, analyzing human skeletal remains excavated from archaeological sites in the Moche Valley on the north coast of Peru, during the MOCHE Inc. - Wagner College Bioarchaeology Field School. During the field school, we are learning the human skeleton, how to estimate age-at-death and sex, and how to identify disease and...

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A Message from a Leprechaun
Jul16

A Message from a Leprechaun

For those of you who don’t know me, let me start off by saying my name’s Kayla and I am not “technically” a leprechaun. I am, however, spending my summer interning in Ireland, and a lot of that Irish luck has rubbed off on me. (Don’t worry; I’ll bring some of it back to Wagner.) This week is actually my last week in Ireland, and I’m not quite ready to leave. But, before I get all sappy and cry on my laptop, I guess I could give you a...

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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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