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Hurricane Irma Liveblog
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Hurricane Irma Liveblog

Hurricane Irma is expected to make a turn toward Florida in the next 24 to 48 hours. The size and strength of the storm drove the largest evacuation in the state’s history. Thousands of residents are in shelters. Even more left the state entirely. Most of our reporters and staff at The Miami Hurricane left…

Culture Shock: Penchants for privacy abroad
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Culture Shock: Penchants for privacy abroad

Culture Shock is a blog that analyzes the experiences, from awkward to awe-inspiring, of moving abroad for a semester as junior Annie Cappetta studies in the Czech Republic. I have no Czech friends. Most of you will read that and think I must be socially awkward or a weird shut-in. I promise, although I sometimes…

Culture Shock: Going through actual culture shock
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Culture Shock: Going through actual culture shock

Culture Shock is a blog that analyzes the experiences, from awkward to awe-inspiring, of moving abroad for a semester as junior Annie Cappetta studies in the Czech Republic. Before departing for a semester in another country, the study abroad office makes students go through certain modules so we understand any responsibilities and risks associated with our…

Culture Shock: Globalization is key to traveling abroad
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Culture Shock: Globalization is key to traveling abroad

Culture Shock is a blog that analyzes the experiences, from awkward to awe-inspiring, of moving abroad for a semester as junior Annie Cappetta studies in the Czech Republic. Americans may no longer be allowed to travel in the European Union without visas. In early March, the European Parliament passed a resolution that recommends travel restrictions…

Culture Shock: Why I chose to study abroad
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Culture Shock: Why I chose to study abroad

Culture Shock is a blog that analyzes the experiences, from awkward to awe-inspiring, of moving abroad for a semester as junior Annie Cappetta studies in the Czech Republic. Leading up to my semester here, and once I arrived, friends and family members were excited for me and asking all sorts of questions, most commonly “why…

Culture Shock: Coffee abroad is a way of life
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Culture Shock: Coffee abroad is a way of life

Culture Shock is a blog that analyzes the experiences, from awkward to awe-inspiring, of moving abroad for a semester as junior Annie Cappetta studies in the Czech Republic. “Without my morning coffee I’m like a dried up piece of roast goat” – attributed to Johann Sebastian Bach I drink black coffee. Strictly. Except for when…

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