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Seeing the real side of Detroit

Published April 10, 2013

Two weeks ago I had to exercise my touristic skills in a city I have wanted to visit for a long time Detroit.



Parents abroad: ‘what they don’t know won’t hurt them’

Published April 3, 2013

Imagine yourself as a parent. One day your 17-year-old daughter tells you she wants to go study abroad on the other side of the globe for a whole year.



Where are you really from?

Published March 27, 2013

Asking questions is not always a sign of ignorance but sometimes the best way to show curiosity.



Coming to an end

Published March 20, 2013

Every time I hand my passport to an attendant at the airport before I check my luggage I cant help but look at my Visa expiration date before putting my passport back in my purse.



Michigan Traditions

Published March 13, 2013

When I look up the definition of spring break this is what I find recess in early spring at universities and schools in various countries around the world. Nothing about any craziness or wildness is mentioned there but it sure is happening.



Drink Responsibly

Published February 24, 2013

One of the best parts of being an international student is that you get to represent your country and promote your culture. I know that whatever I may do people will associate it with my culture and make it a stereotype so I try to not be too crazy and I am always down to answer questions.



Taking wealth for granted

Published February 17, 2013

February 18 2013 some of us are still single and it is still snowing. Whats new Well I cant really help you much about the first part but as crazy as it may sounds I believe that snow should make us appreciate life a little more and here is why.As I once again was people watching one of my supervisors approaches and engages me in casual conversation.



Sending Valentine’s love to France

Published February 10, 2013

Earlier last week an old lady one of our loyal recreational center customers interrupted me while I was daydreaming.



How tragedy affects how we look at the world

Published February 3, 2013

Take good care of yourself and most importantly dont you trust anybody whispered my mother to me before I hopped on the plane for Michigan.



Saving the earth one bottle of hand sanitizer at a time

Published January 27, 2013

It now has been 3 weeks since school started back again and in case you havent noticed the GV population had doubled.



Here’s to the future

Published January 13, 2013

Who thought theyd never see the day Yes we survived the end of the world and here we are on to a New Year and therefore another semester full of adventures.