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What I Learned After Being Verbally Assaulted in Brussels

Being a woman, especially one who travels, is rife with contradictions. Traveling as a female can be liberating. But it can also be terrifying at times. There are times when, solely because I’m a female, I get catcalled. Or stared at. Or called out for not smiling. Or for smiling too much. Or dressing too conservatively. Or not dressing conservatively enough. Or being too shy. Or not being shy enough. And this isn’t even while traveling. It’s just living my…

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US vs. UK Academics

What are the differences between US and UK academics you encountered while abroad? I’ve been asked this question by just about everyone I’ve come across at school, so I thought I’d touch upon it here. US vs. UK academics,…

Last Weeks in London

My last weeks in London were unfortunately spent mostly in my room, studying for about 12-14 hours a day for some daunting exams. However, I did manage to have some fun when I took breaks from my hermit lifestyle! My dad…

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Culture Shock is Real

When I was about to leave for London, I didn’t think I would be affected by culture shock. After all, they speak English, England is a Western democracy, and it couldn’t be that different than America, right? Boy, was I…