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Writing Home: Salutations Depuis Abidjan!
4 years ago

Writing Home: Salutations Depuis Abidjan!

Chethana Biliyar at the CAVA artisanal market in the Marcory neighborhood of Abidjan. Photo by Abbas Makke

I wake up in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, to a blast of heat and …
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Writing Home: Greetings From China
4 years ago

Writing Home: Greetings From China

I try to sneak by, but even in the bustling morning crowds she manages to spot me. “豆봤,” she calls in Chinese. “Come look at my fresh fruit today.”


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Writing Home: G’day From Cairns
4 years ago

Writing Home: G’day From Cairns

On the night of the lunar eclipse, I sat with my host family on the roof of a pickup truck watching the supermoon towering above us. Green tree frogs, …
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Writing Home: Cheers From London
5 years ago

Writing Home: Cheers From London

London — there’s nothing quite like it. Nine million people, stretching 600 square miles and nearly 2,000 years of history. I first arrived in 2014 to complete the one-year …
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Writing Home: Greetings from Logrono
5 years ago

Writing Home: Greetings from Logrono

[Greetings From Logroño] by Dorrie Brueggemann ’15

When average American college graduates think of Spain, they likely imagine something similar to my experience studying abroad in Seville — …
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Writing Home: Greetings from Seoul
5 years ago

Writing Home: Greetings from Seoul

By Trey O’Neill ’10

DURING MY SECOND week living here in Seoul, I ate a tuna’s eye the size of a gumball because my new Korean colleagues insisted …
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Writing Home: Groetjes uit Delft, Nederland!
6 years ago

Writing Home: Groetjes uit Delft, Nederland!

By Laura Gibson Ten Bloemendal ’07

AT RICE, I STUDIED physics and had a passion for spaceflight. Little did I know where the distribution system would take me!


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Writing Home: Grüße aus Frankfurt!
6 years ago

Writing Home: Grüße aus Frankfurt!

WHEN I ENROLLED AT RICE IN 2006, I arrived with a specific career trajectory firmly in mind. The Shepherd School has a reputation for placing graduates in major American …
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Writing Home ¡Hola desde Quito!
6 years ago

Writing Home ¡Hola desde Quito!

 

I AM WRITING YOU FROM QUITO — la mitad del mundo (the middle of the world) and the first city to be declared a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site. After …
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Writing Home: Greetings from Hanoi!
6 years ago

Writing Home: Greetings from Hanoi!

Xin chào tù Hà Nôi!

It’s been almost a year since the hot and humid June day when I arrived in Hanoi for a stint as a Luce Scholar. …
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