Lunch Dates at Burger King: Social Life Abroad

ELLE CHIARADIO It was perhaps six months ago I walked to the Refectory misty eyed and anxious. I had just finished up some work on my visa application when it suddenly hit me: in a few months, I’d be an ocean away from all my friends and family. Instead of excitement, I began to feel […]

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Safety Abroad: Be Aware, Be Ready, and Be Rude

ELLE  CHIARADIO Recently, I ran into some other Americans while in France. It isn’t something I’d say is uncommon, but nonetheless I was ecstatic to engage in some North American small talk, something that is hard to find amongst the French. After some brief introductions, I was asked the standard question, “Why are you in […]

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Studying Abroad Affordably

ELLE CHIARADIO Affordability is perhaps the biggest barrier to college students studying abroad, and it is completely understandable why. One CEA program for studying French language abroad in Paris can cost upwards of $22,803-$31,173 according to the CEA website’s estimate, and unless you’re paying full price at a private university, chances are the cost of […]

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