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Cuba | Going Global: Sebastian’s Travel Adventure

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BY SEBASTIAN FLORES

Sebastian Flores studied abroad on the 2015 Summer Travel Study International and Area Studies program in Cuba.

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Ireland | Transportation in Dublin

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BY GRACE HEART

LEAPCARD/BUS SYSTEM

The easiest way to get around the city is through the bus system. Each student is given a LeapCard upon arrival at the program and it is preloaded with €5. With the LeapCard, you don’t have to worry about carrying exact change around wherever you go. Instead, you just fill up your LeapCard in advance and you’re good to go whenever you’re ready to explore.

The

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Italy | Weekend Trip to Switzerland and Exploring Florence

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BY WILLA GIFFIN

Ciao!

I’m back from what feels like a very long one-week blogging hiatus. Life has been wonderfully busy, where even the dullest moments (like taking out the trash) are filled with profound beauty and endless exploration.

I wasn’t able to write last weekend because I was sans computer in the Swiss Alps having the most exhilarating, fun-filled, picturesque, three days that I’ve had thus far in my life.

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Japan | First Day of School

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BY PARIS SUMPTER

Paris has her first day of Japanese language classes at International Christian University.

Paris Sumper studied abroad in Tokyo, Japan, in Summer 2017: http://eap.ucop.edu/OurPrograms/japan/Pages/language-and-culture-ICU.aspx

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France | An Idiot Abroad: C’est Bon

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BY BARRY YANG

“C’est bon” (it’s good). No two words could better encapsulated and de- scribe my first week in France. This is because these two words are the ones I use the most from my arsenal of flowery French vocabulary: filled to the brim with all its 10 words and elementary sophistication.

I have never taken French before. I have

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Spain | Studying Abroad

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BY CELIA CODY-CARRESE

Living in another country is a wonderful experience full of new friends, new experiences, and travelling to new places. It’s also challenging, and it requires you to adapt to new circumstances. Moving to a Spanish-speaking country to study the language is a lot different than taking a class at a UC. From an academic and immersive perspective, here’s what I’ve learned.

Attending university in Córdoba has been very

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Argentina | Travel Study in Buenos Aires

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Anthony Recinos studied abroad in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in 2016 on the UCLA Travel Study program “Spanish: Taking it to the Streets – Community Service, Social Culture, Human Rights & Tango in Literature, Music and Film” https://ieo.ucla.edu/travelstudy/span-argentina/

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Barbados | Study Abroad Spring Semester Packing List Part 2

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By ANGELA HOWARD

Last week I talked about the essential luggage and clothing to bring to Barbados, but there is so much more! Let’s start with essential items. 

Essential Items 

  • Passport (plus copies)  

This is probably the number one most important thing you can bring it for obvious reasons. Without it, you cannot get into the country! I recommend making

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Sweden | How is Lund Different From UCLA? 

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BY CHRISTINE PAHEL

Sweden

 Lund University is Not a Unified Campus 

Lund University is spread throughout the town in little clusters in place of being one continuous campus. This means there is no one campus housing, but this also means that you can live practically anywhere in the city and still be close to a part of campus (and its WiFi!). 

Europe, UCEAP

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England | Navigating Airports

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BY SAVANNAH SHAPIRO

I have never been on a plane by myself. I have never left the country. And the furthest flight that I have ever been on was from California to Arizona. That flight lasted around 35 minutes… Needless to say, I was a little nervous to be flying by myself on a ten hour flight to another country. My flight left at 6:00PM a day before my English program started giving me one day

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