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    I Love France

    My mother is natively from France, she grew up there until she was 20 and she came to America on a trip, met my father who too was visiting from Europe (the UK). My mother knew virtually no English, so they both sat staring at each other and making gestures. Against her whole...
    lovelikerain lovelikerain 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 8, 2013

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    I Studied Abroad In Scotland.

    So last Fall I went to Scotland. It was amazing, but also nerve racking because it marked my first time being abroad. During the process I ended up choosing Scotland as the place I wanted to go because of the history, architecture and my love for the cold weather. When I got...
    agraceful28 agraceful28 22-25, F Jul 29, 2013

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    I Studied Abroad In Costa Rica

    I took a wonderful trip to Costa Rica to study the Spanish language. Amazingly and surprisingly to a lot of people I knew, I took the trip by myself. I flew over with a group of 10 people who I bonded with during the whole trip. It amazed me that we all got along! It was a...
    FascinatedByDreams FascinatedByDreams 31-35 4 Responses Dec 3, 2008

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    Study In Turkey (hotel Management)

    Euro Educational Consultants Offering Study Hotel Management in Turkey with Paid Internship 9.5 Months of Certificate Programme with 3.5 Months of Study with 6 months Paid Internship and minimum US $300 monthly salary. This internship also includes free accommodation and meal in...
    hammadalikhan88 hammadalikhan88 22-25, M 1 Response Nov 2, 2012

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    And I Got Detained!

    My five months in Morelia, Michoacan were life-changing. That sounds like such a weak, hackneyed descriptor for what I went through there, but it is accurate. Things I will never forget: the hauntingly beautiful paisajes, the agave, the mountains, the lakes and...
    ultimaluz ultimaluz 21-25, F 1 Response Oct 20, 2007

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    Advise?

    I plan on studying abroad in Mannheim Germany next semester. As more time passes I am getting more nervous about studying abroad. I know I won't back out, but at the same time time is slowly winding down until I leave for 4-5 months to live in a foreign country away from family...
    Breathe6 Breathe6 22-25, M Oct 20, 2012

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    Japan, A Dream Come True

    I knew in high school I wanted to study abroad in Japan in college. I looked for it when selecting schools, and I started asking for tips on the application when I got settled into school. Luckly, I got to go. I went to Kansai Gaidai in Osaka, Japan. It was amazing. If you go to...
    orangeberri07 orangeberri07 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 24, 2010

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    I Studied In Rhonda Spain

    I lived in Rhonda, a small town in Southern Spain.  I was there for 6 months during my 2nd year of college and would not trade the experience for anything.  I had multiple years of Spanish throughout junior high and high school but it was rather useless when I...
    bellonium bellonium 26-30, M Dec 12, 2007

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    10 months in Vienna, Austria

    when I was 16. Best experience of my life. I cannot believe my parents trusted me enough at 16 years old to go off in a foreign country!
    gingerlope gingerlope 18-21, F Feb 7, 2014

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    I Am So Negative Minded.

    technically speaking i have everything which could make anyone happy. but i am not happy, not in the least. i am so extremely negative minded that i never can think of something positive. i am good at my studies and doing good in academics, but i always have a feeling that i...
    thewarrior thewarrior 26-30 1 Response Jan 17, 2013

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    Related Experiences

    I studied abroad in Hokkaido for a year. There were many things I could say I gained from the experience (and far less disturbing), but one of the most unique was experiencing...
    mjahncke12289 mjahncke12289 26-30, M Feb 14

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    I have the chance to go to Japan this summer and study the culture, language, and Shinto. Me being a huge religion nerd, this is such a great opportunity to learn firsthand, but I...
    1curiouslady 1curiouslady 22-25, F Feb 12

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    I find it so easy to make friends but whenever i want to go on holiday, my friends always say they can't go. *sigh* :/ Anyone else have this problem?
    dreamer3214 dreamer3214 22-25, F Feb 16

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    Happiness has always been the main factor behind everything I do: getting an education, working to make money, going to the gym - all this effort was put in in order to have...
    LisaSV LisaSV 22-25, M Feb 9

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    Infinitesimally better!! Some people say the high school years are the best; others say the college years. I've done both, and for me, neither was true. High school.was.AWFUL...
    MommaBella MommaBella 31-35, F Feb 24

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    my hatred towards my dad begun in a very early age , My dad was so dominant and bossy which made hate him so much, like so much I'm 18, and since i was 14 or 13 , My dad's attitude...
    AlexanderWhite AlexanderWhite 18-21, M 3 hrs ago

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    i have a friend who ive known since i was young and throughout the years i use to meet up with him and our other friends to go out. I ve struggled with it since i was young for...
    reflectivemind reflectivemind 70+, M 2 hrs ago

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    My Mother's Betrayal-You say you loved me,Mommie Dearest. I am your first(surviving infancy) born. The first love of your life. You love me so much that you abandoned me when I was...
    OrchidOracle OrchidOracle 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 22

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    The Cherries' abutting challengers Derby County and Middlesbrough both calm three credibility too but a ascendant assuming from Eddie Howe's men kept them in pole position Fifa 15...
    fifacoinsarc fifacoinsarc 26-30, F Feb 20

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    Everything is a mess... I am speechless as of the moment, I can't figure out what should be the exact words I should utter. I can express what I feel but to have the right...
    wanderer08chasinglove wanderer08chasinglove 26-30, F 2 Responses Feb 24

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    I know my experience pales in comparison to many ones on here. But here it goes... Some background info: So I've been pressured ever since I was little (yes I know... crazy) to go...
    Paigeypoo101 Paigeypoo101 16-17, F 5 days ago

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    I Love My Country I live in the Province of Negros Occidental, Philippines. Philippines is a beautiful country. Here in the province, there are lots of beaches and Waterfalls. It...
    diane1996 diane1996 18-21, F Feb 9

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    The Hatters' home anatomy has ensured they abide on the cape of the top three, accepting not been baffled at Kenilworth Alley aback the aboriginal weekend of September, with alone...
    fifacoinsarc fifacoinsarc 26-30, F Feb 21

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    I spent a year studying abroad halfway across the world in Asia. I met my boyfriend, a native there, towards the end of my stay, 3 months before my flight back home to Europe. We...
    whanxbb whanxbb 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 24

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    So my husband and I. We've been together for 12 years, married for 8. We have 2 kids together. We met when we were both abroad, and he pretty much moved to a different continent...
    quira00 quira00 36-40, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    The Observer 8th February 2015 Doidge: the man teaching us to change our minds Do you believe you can think yourself well, changing the very structure of your brain over time...
    sogdianrock sogdianrock 51-55, M 2 Responses Feb 8

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    So there's something interesting about inquisition trials (trials used for people on crimes of heresy against the church.) They go in steps and if you read about them its not that...
    maryshouldofaborted maryshouldofaborted 26-30, F 2 Responses Feb 16

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    By far there has been no girl that I can particularly relate to who was very fond or interested in me even if I studied in co ED I dont think good looks, money, beauty things...
    FightingTillTheEnd FightingTillTheEnd 31-35, M Feb 17

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    I am 55 years old man from the Philippines,a single parent of 3 young daughters.I have also 2 old women living with me,they are my mother who is 86 years old,she's wheel chair...
    Inchaos Inchaos 51-55, M 1 Response Feb 6

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    I am 55 years old man from the Philippines,a single parent of 3 young daughters.I have also 2 old women living with me,they are my mother who is 86 years old,she's wheel chair...
    Inchaos Inchaos 51-55, M 1 Response Feb 6

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    helstromo28 helstromo28 26-30, T 1 Response Feb 6

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    I really don't know how to deal with this anymore...its something i crave the most..i want to be free..independent.. I am 24, living with my parents (hello to asian society!), id...
    Ambiguoustruth Ambiguoustruth 22-25 1 Response Feb 6

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    I am abroad and miss my bf so badly so Habits(Stay High) by Tove Lo is my anthem right now.
    PYazmin PYazmin 13-15, F Feb 7

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    Met up with some old friends last night who recently flew in from abroad. The plan was to go out for a few drinks, have some tapas and play a few rounds of pool. The first pub we...
    AthenaJones AthenaJones 36-40, F 3 Responses Feb 7

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    I have been celibate for 188 days. I have only slept with two men. The guy I lost my virginity to (literally one pump) and my real first experience with a guy I was seeing during...
    ChangingKarma ChangingKarma 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 8

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    I am going to plan a trip for this fall, and will travel abroad solo. I want to experience what the sensation of discovering and learning about new cultures, and learn to be okay...
    obscureriddle obscureriddle 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 8

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    Is a friendship worth ending if there's absolutely no chance of it moving to the next level? My best friend and I have been through a lot together; we spend a lot of time together...
    j292230 j292230 36-40, M 1 Response Feb 8

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    1. I'm a mother 2. I'm so petite that when I'm out with my son, people give me the 'oh look, there goes another teen mum' look 3. I've never smoked 4. I've never taken illegal...
    bethany1990 bethany1990 22-25, T Feb 9

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    I love travelling more than anything else in the world! Except books maybe! I haven't been to a lot of places abroad yet, except Dubai, Qatar, Nepal. I have been to all the nice...
    queen2015 queen2015 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 9

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    Anybody else, turning 22 and feeling a little lost, crazy, directionless? I mean, I have a good job...that my anxiety makes very difficult to do. I've lived abroad now for a year...
    PButterCaramel PButterCaramel 22-25 Feb 9

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    The Office was my favorite show, along with An Idiot Abroad. They're sarcastic and sometimes Michael Scott can be totally twisted, which always had me in tears.
    stalkingsorry stalkingsorry 18-21, F 4 Responses Feb 9

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    I travel for work to Luxembourg constantly, I'm actually writing this in an airport. My best tip is to eliminate checked baggage. This won't help if you're going on vacation, but I...
    balmoralintgroup balmoralintgroup 26-30, F Feb 11

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