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June 28, 2017
It has been about five or six days since I’ve returned from Japan, and I’ve been playing it back in my mind ever since. Overall, the trip was probably one of the best, if not the best experience I’ve had while in college. Something about going to a new place on the other side of the world without any help from my parents was liberating. I felt like a real adult for the first time in my life.

Trevor Yeranian / View all by this contributor
June 22, 2017
After over two years of planning, our overseas trip to England has come to a close. As we sat in the airport in London waiting to make the long trek across the ocean back home to Moravian, I asked everyone how they would rank the trip on a scale of 1 to 10. The best answer came from Elizabeth Eddinger, when she quickly responded a 40! I would have to agree with her, the trip far exceeded all expectations.

Women's Basketball / View all by this contributor
June 20, 2017
The study abroad trip was nearing its end and we only had three nights left in Japan. The vast amount of information we all had consumed in such a short amount of time was heavy on our hearts and minds, so we were hoping to enjoy a night off of reflection and soul-searching and instead wanted to enjoy one another’s company in the beautiful city for a night. Three of my friends and I went walking down the streets of Kyoto just admiring the still bustling streets and beautiful city lights, laughing and telling stories, and looking for somewhere to eat.

Emmy Mulreaney / View all by this contributor
June 19, 2017
Twenty-three days. 552 hours. A little more than three weeks to embark on a life-changing experience that I will undoubtedly remember for the rest of my life. If a picture is worth a thousand words, then the hundreds that I took on this journey cannot be done justice in so brief a snapshot of my time abroad. Let me share with you my story of Colombia.

June 14, 2017
During our stay in Nagasaki we took a ferry to visit an island that has been designated as a World Heritage UNESCO site, called Gunkanjima. It lies just off the coast of Nagasaki and looks like a stone fortress. This fortress held a coal mine that also acted as a city because the people who worked there also lived there.

Shianne Reimer / View all by this contributor
June 12, 2017

It has already been a week since I have arrived in Japan and I love every minute of my stay. Being in the country that I wanted to visit since I was little, is surreal and I’m excited to share my experiences, though I will talk about one of my favorite locations so far, which is the island Miyajima. It was our last day in Hiroshima when we packed our bags up and checked out our cozy hotel in the city. We took the streetcar back to the station where we arrived a few days earlier and stored our luggage away in the stations lockers.

Jonathan Fiore / View all by this contributor
June 9, 2017
While visiting Nagasaki, we stopped by the Atomic Medical Museum located at the Nagasaki Medical College. This is right outside of the National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims built in 2003, which marks the hypocenter. The hypocenter is the exact location where the bomb was dropped. The medical college was destroyed during the bombing, and later rebuilt. The meaning behind this museum was to show others the extreme effects the victims faced medically, both short term and long term.

Nicole Murtsef / View all by this contributor
June 8, 2017
We started off the day by taking a quick walk to the train station.  This was different than any other day because we only experienced The Tube or as we call it "subway".  This was a fun way to see more of England rather than traveling underground.  After the forty-five minute ride, we got off at the end of the line to see Windsor Castle!

Women's Basketball / View all by this contributor
June 7, 2017
Conflict is the oldest, and the most basic reaction to opposing views. While in Japan, we experienced opposing views and conflict in multiple and different ways. Most of these thankfully were resolvable in the end. There is, however, something to gain in listing some of these conflicts and opposing views, and thinking about how they may be resolved.

June 5, 2017
​​​​​​​Over a period of two days we explored several towns in Quindío, Colombia to understand the history of coffee and its relationship to the people, their identity, the conflict in Colombia, and the vast inequality gap that exists here. As a coffee consumer have you ever considered the story behind your daily morning drink? It’s as sobering as it is fascinating.

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