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Walls Down and Hearts Open

September 25, 2016 Alyssa Johnson

I may have only been packing for a week in advance, but I had been waiting for the past six years to be reunited in México with my best friend, Andrea De’ Orta. Andrea had […]

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Navigating the Streets of Montevideo

September 10, 2016 Alyssa Johnson

Walking to the Universidad Católica on my first day of school, I prepared for my journey like a backpacker set to travel across the country. As a person who is directionally challenged, I was armed […]

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Study Abroad Bloggers: Profiles

August 25, 2016 Alyssa Johnson

This semester’s study abroad bloggers are Nadine Peterson, Molly Turner and MacKenna Palazza. They will be reporting back to the Truman Media Network about their experiences in Uruguay, Mexico and Finland. Read their bios and […]

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The Kindness of a Stranger

April 20, 2016 Alyssa Johnson

Becoming lost is stressful enough, but becoming lost in a country where you cannot understand a single word and no one seems to speak your native tongue brings “stress” to a whole new level. About […]

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Catholicism Here and at Home

April 7, 2016 Alyssa Johnson

Throughout my life my Catholic faith has been a constant, so when I arrived in Angers it was important to me that I find a church that I liked. I didn’t think that this would […]

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Sports: The Austrian Way

March 14, 2016 Alyssa Johnson

Growing up, I had always played sports, whether it be diving for the community swim and dive team, shooting baskets or hitting balls for my local school district’s athletic association. I found a love for […]

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February 22, 2016 Alyssa Johnson

Many college students dream of a time when all of their classes will be canceled so they can enjoy a little time to themselves, but rarely does that ever happen. This week, that dream became […]