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31 Jul | Jennifer Londergan | No Comments

Goodbye and thanks for the good time

Greetings, Our final days of the Kyoto, Japan experience was amazing. I don’t think that we could have ended on a better high note if we tried.  The Friday before the program ended we ventured to the Kyoto Station in order to take a train to see the beautiful tori that many know Japan for …

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26 Jul | Celia Gress | No Comments

Monarola

This is one of my favorite photos from my Cinque Terre trip. Cinque Terre means five lands. My room mates and I went the very first weekend. We visited three of the villages on our day trip with Bus2Alps. Our first stop was in the village of Manarola. The photo above is one of the …

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25 Jul | Jennifer Londergan | No Comments

Three day side trip

Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday we were taken on a wonderful side trip to various places in the mountains of Japan. And prior to that on Sunday July 21 we had the interesting experience of attending a traditional Japanese tea ceremony. After the ceremony Seiko the wonderful hostess of our tea ceremony allowed each of us …

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21 Jul | Angela Shrader | No Comments

Manga and Tea

Hi again! I realized that I completely forgot to mention this morning that we visited the International Manga Museum in Kyoto today! It’s a few blocks down from our house, so we decided to take a trip ourselves. The museum was not what I expected. It basically was a huge manga library. They had all …

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20 Jul | Angela Shrader | No Comments

Nara and Osaka Day trip!

Friday was a long, but exciting, day. We got up early so that we could start our trip to Nara. We had to ride the subway as well as the train about an hour and a half total. We’ve had a running joke about the deer in Nara Park (they’re called shika) but we had no …

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18 Jul | Athena | No Comments

Staff Stories: Remembering Our Time Abroad

Once you’ve studied abroad, the experience never really leaves you. There will always be little moments that trigger a memory reminding you of your host country or city. As I was feeling particularly nostalgic one day, I asked the other Athena staff members what they missed most about their time abroad. As we giggled about …

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