Monthly Archives: September 2013

Sometimes, a Picture Isn’t Worth a Thousand Words

I like having schedule and orderly events in my day, but sometimes it’s the unexpected that stand out the most. We had just settled into our luxurious bus seats for a long ride when we jumped right back off again … Continue reading

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ISTANBUL, YENIDEN (ISTANBUL, AGAIN)

As a Middle East Studies major focusing on the late Ottoman Empire and modern Turkey, studying abroad in Istanbul seems like the obvious choice. With four visits to the city and a total of ten months spent in Turkey over … Continue reading

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I’d Like to Give a Nostalgic Shoutout to T9 Texting and Freshman Small Talk

When I first moved into my freshman dorm at Duke, I was surprised to hear that my newly made international friends had already been in Durham for two weeks or more. How did they spend all that time by themselves?, I thought. … Continue reading

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