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My Moravian
September 5, 2018
Never in a million years would I have imagined that I would get to call Italy my home, let alone two incredible cities like Rome and Florence. It was humbling to live in such spectacular, historical places and have them become a part of me. Living abroad has this ability to make you feel so small yet somehow quite equally as spectacular as where you are. It makes you feel like you can truly do anything, and that is a gift that can’t be explained. 

Shiloh Coccodrilli / View all by this contributor
September 3, 2018
Studying in Germany has always been a dream of mine ever since my success and interest in the past with High School courses, that being said I was eager to go abroad to achieve my dreams. After two years and one semester of courses at Moravian it was finally time to research and choose a program that fit me and my and my Academics as a whole. I decided to study at Erfurt University which is one of our sister schools here at Moravian.

What appealed to me about this program was the small size of the school as well as Erfurt’s central location in the heart of Germany. At the end of my last fall semester it was finally time to fly away from the land that I called my home to a new a country. I had no idea what I was getting into and at the same time I was ready to explore! No matter what I promised myself to use my second language as much as possible and to meet as many new faces as I could.

Zachary Benjamin / View all by this contributor
June 22, 2018
I have only been home for two days now and I already miss Japan. I think the biggest thing I took out of this course itself was all the discussions our group had about the atomic bombings in Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Until going on this trip, I had never really thought about how many atomic bombs there are in the world and how I felt about it.

Kimberly Miller / View all by this contributor
June 22, 2018
During our trip to Japan, there were a lot of captivating and interesting moments that I experienced, but one of the most memorable had to be when I went to the Hiroshima Peace Park Museum. This had been the first museum our group had visited and I was curious about how Japan might interpret the bombing of Hiroshima and if it would be relatively similar to the setup of American museums.

Elizabeth Ward / View all by this contributor
June 21, 2018
There is no place in the world I would rather travel than Japan. Japan has had a major effect on my childhood, whether that be electronics and goods from Japan or my favorite food, sushi. When I saw the opportunity to take a course in Japan, I wanted to go as soon as possible. However, one major event I was looking forward to was meeting Japanese students from Ohtani University and hearing their opinions on important topics such as peace.

Benjamin Wilder / View all by this contributor
June 21, 2018
Traveling to any Asian country as an American, one is bound to experience culture shock.  The social behaviors, eating habits, landscapes, and languages are so different. As an ambitious person, I was eager to engage in all of these new experiences.  However, beyond the initial excitement of it all, it became quite exhausting to continuously entertain these unfamiliarities.

Eileen Rolwood / View all by this contributor
June 20, 2018
Traveling to Japan was a dream come true, and after recovering from jet-lag these past couple of days, I’ve been thinking that if I was given the opportunity to go back, I would go in a heartbeat! Our pre-trip meetings with the group of students that were heading to Japan had me anxious. I knew we were going to be spending two weeks together and it seemed like there was a shy disconnect between us all. Once entering into the airport, that was not the case. We melded into great representatives of Moravian College while abroad in Japan.

June 20, 2018
Throughout my journey in Japan I had many different types of learning experiences that addressed the people, culture and history. The particular experience that I feel gave me the most insight was meeting with other students from universities in Japan.

Quinn Ciesielski / View all by this contributor
June 18, 2018
The experience from this trip that touched me the most and made me rethink my assumptions about the war was the first time we heard a hibakusha (bomb survivor) testimony at the World Peace Center.

Victoria Demuysere / View all by this contributor
June 15, 2018
It’s been a few days since I’ve returned from Japan. I’ve been slowly unpacking and playing back all that has happened during our jam-packed two-week trip, and to put it lightly – I had an amazing trip.

Trevor Yeranian / View all by this contributor