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Thursday, February 8, 2018 - 10:53

Bucket Showers Make for a Fun Birthday Tradition
Submitted by Eden Hailu

When you study abroad, you usually come prepared for cultural differences like language barriers or new foods. However, you'll also experience new cultures in ways you don't expect to, and it’ll catch you by surprise. You’ll encounter traditions that...

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Thursday, February 8, 2018 - 10:15

Intern Spotlight: Meet Eden Hailu!

Mambo! My name is Eden and I’m from Upper Darby, Pennsylvania. I'm currently a junior pursuing a double major in Economics and Political Science along with certificates in African Studies and Global Studies. In the summer of 2017, I embarked on my very first international experience to Tanzania where I spent five weeks studying public health issues, Swahili,...

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Tuesday, February 6, 2018 - 15:17

Gods Along the Ganges: Spiritual Highlights from Pitt in the Himalayas
Submitted by Allie Roos

The Himalayas is a wonder of the natural world that has continually intrigued generations of natives and travelers alike. The mountain range extends into China, India, Pakistan, Nepal, and Bhutan. Its immense beauty has inspired...

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Friday, February 2, 2018 - 10:14

Essential Guide to Buenos Aires
Submitted by Dana Calabrese

Buenos Aires, situated on the Rio de la Plata and nestled a short distance from Uruguay, is the largest, most multicultural city in Argentina. It's a city where Latin America and Europe collide, and the result is a colorful, vivacious capital reminiscent of...

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Friday, January 26, 2018 - 09:30

Chile's Hidden Gems
Submitted by Gisselle Arce

Being the longest country in the world with 2,647 miles of land, it is easy to miss some of Chile’s most stunning attractions. If you are looking for a country where you can enjoy art, music, history, and nature, this is the perfect country to add to your list! There is something...

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Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 10:21

Diggin’ the Past: Three Uncommon Must-See Archaeological Sites in Italy
Submitted by Allie Roos

If you are at all interested in archaeology, or if you just want to see some really awesome old stuff, I’d recommend you spend some time in Italy. Of course, the country is famous for its fabulous food and beautiful shoes, but Italy has so much to...

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Tuesday, January 9, 2018 - 14:34

Transportation 101: South Korea
Submitted by Courtney Cavanah

So you’re going to Seoul, and you’re worried about how to navigate your way from Incheon Airport to your host university. For those of you as “transportationally inept” as I was, I can’t boast enough about Seoul’s infrastructure and how kind it was to me. Not...

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Tuesday, January 9, 2018 - 14:45

Keeping Up Your Language Skills
Submitted by Courtney Cavanah

For those of us who have gone abroad and learned a lot of our host country’s language during our time away, it’s safe to say that we’d rather expand on our language abilities than forget everything we’ve learned upon returning home. I myself have...

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Tuesday, January 9, 2018 - 14:49

South Korea: Democracy at Work
Submitted by Courtney Cavanah

The timeframe in which I chose to study abroad in South Korea was the best I could have ever decided on, because it allowed me to witness history. I arrived in August 2016, and by the time I left to return the United States in June 2017, a whole series of historic...

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Tuesday, November 28, 2017 - 12:52

Rise Against Hunger 2017

On November 15, SAO teamed up with the School of Nursing and Global Links—a Pittsburgh-based medical relief and development organization—to put on a “Rise Against Hunger” meal-packaging event. The Rise Against Hunger program...

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