So Much to do in Saint Petersburg

My time in Saint Petersburg is quickly passing, with only one month left, I still have so many museums and cathedrals I want to see. The issue is finding the energy for it all. I am not sure if it is just the white nights having that effect on me, but I think the hardest …

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“When in Taiwan… do as the Taiwanese do.”

Since arriving here in Taiwan, I've had a myriad of new and exciting experiences. We arrived on Saturday night and had orientation the following day. At orientation, we met our program directors and student helpers. I think it took a while for me to comprehend that I was still in Taiwan as I was still …

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Excursions and Karaoke in Taiwan

Greetings from Tainan, Taiwan! We are starting our seventh week in TISLP, marking the last two weeks of the program. Our time in Taiwan certainly has flown by! These past few weeks have been very busy with studying and exploring Taiwan. Last week we went on our cultural trip to Taipei. We visited the National …

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大家好! Hello Everyone!

If you are reading this, you may be considering a trip with American Councils. I am currently on the Tradition and Modernity in Taiwan trip, and I am having the time of my life. Below are some of the excursions into the culture that we have taken so far. They might help give you an …

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Kazan: Third Capital of Russia

Out of all the excursions I’ve taken thus far in Russia, my trip to the capital city of the Republic of Tatarstan was the absolute highlight. Situated on the Volga and Kazanka rivers about 700 kilometers east of Moscow, Kazan was once the capital of the Kazan Khanate and a major threat to the nascent …

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Photo Blog: Travel Experiences in Taiwan

One of my favorite parts of my study abroad experience was traveling around Taiwan and seeing new places. My trips ranged from a local Tainan day market to the beautiful town of JiuFen. While in Taiwan, the opportunities to travel are numerous. The amount of freedom to pursue the travel that most interests you is …

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Excursions in Almaty

Being in Almaty, I have been given the opportunity to experience several cultural experiences.  Some of these are required excursions, others are events of my own accord.  I hope by sharing these experiences, others will be inspired to visit Kazakhstan. Last semester, I visited Altyn Emel National Park.  A huge expanse of steppe with no …

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