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  • Spring Break 2016

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    KU Basketball (written by Nathan Schmitz)

    The experience of going to a University of Kansas men’s basketball game is difficult to depict. The rich history and rituals behind this prestigious program is like no other. The…

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    Finally Back!

    It has been nearly a year since my last post so I decided to finally start back up again. To catch you all up, throughout my college decision┬áprocess I ended…

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    NSLI-Y Roomie Reunion

    For the first three weeks of my stay in Kirov, Russia over summer, I stayed with three other girls in a hostel. We grew extremely close and months after returning…

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    College visit at the University of Oregon

    Being a senior in high school, deciding where I want to go to college is very fun and stressful all at the same time. I am applying to around 22…

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    Back in the US

    It has been way too long since my last post and I apologize for that. I’ve been extremely busy with getting back into the swing of things. I have been…

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    The End

    My time in Kirov has come to a close and I honestly can’t believe how quickly it went by. It truly seems just like yesterday I landed in New York…

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    Cheers to the Weekend!

    Another great weekend spent in Russia! On Saturday my host sister and I slept in which felt absolutely amazing. Then, after we had breakfast we got dressed and walked around…

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    Another Week in Paradise

    Hello friends and family! I have survived another week here in Kirov, Russia and this week has by far gone by the quickest out of all of them. I thought…

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    First Week With the Host Family

    It seems as though this week went by quicker than any week here so far. It was a very fun, enjoyable, and fairly simple transition into living with my host…

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    Week Number 3/Moving in with Host Families

    What a week it was! It really went by in a blur and it sometimes feels like I just landed in Moscow yesterday. It was a very busy week filled…

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    Week Number 2 at the Hostel!

    Hello friends and family! My second week in Russia was a very busy and exciting week filled with a lot of fun activities. I’m going to do a day by…

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