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Students share slices of life abroad through blogs

Virtual PostcardsTravel vicariously along with Queens students to destinations across the globe

Follow along online as Queens students share stories, photos and video from their adventures on international study tours this spring and summer.

From climbing mountains in Peru to scuba diving along the shores of Micronesia, more than 160 Queens students will enjoy tours that provide real-life exposure to some of the most fascinating places in the world. Some will spend the night in a Buddhist monastery in China while others marvel at the rich history of Grecian ruins or magnificent architecture in Spain. Still more will visit the Lake Country in England to see the sights that inspired literary masterpieces.

 

Explore along with them:

 

More than 90 percent of traditional undergraduates study abroad through our John Belk International Program, and still more travel for semester- and year-long internships and language immersion programs.  Keeping blogs help them process what they've experienced and share the most compelling moments with their peers and families back home.

From marveling over the sight of wild game in South Africa and bonding while breaking through language barriers in Vietnam to experiencing intense emotions while touring a former concentration camp in Europe, their words take readers along the journey with them.

Some compelling moments from recent blog posts:

VIETNAM:   "Over the past three weeks we've not only learned about Vietnam, but also about ourselves. We've seen things that we had only before read about in books, eaten things we didn't even know were edible, and have become so incredibly close that we're not exactly sure what things will be like when we have to go our separate ways at the Charlotte airport."

PRAGUE:  "Yesterday's trip to the Jewish Quarter in Prague was most interesting. Viewing the Jewish children's drawings of the prejudice and discrimination shown toward them after they were thrown in to the ghettos was breathtakingly sad. The pictures that the children drew to express their feelings and attempt to understand the reality before them were bleak and depressing, yet fatally realistic. Normally children of that age group are into imaginative play and their drawings are of a more colorful and joyous nature."

AUSTRALIA:  "We've been here for less than 24 hours, and already we have toured the rainforest with an Aboriginal guide, driven through parts of the Daintree Preserve, eaten a delicious lunch featuring strange fruits (well, strange to us, anyway), fed kangaroos and wallabees in the Port Douglas habitat, and had a few pictures taken with a koala and a python. "      

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