Tag: Travel

A walk through Marshall park

| March 28, 2017 | 0 Comments
A walk through Marshall park

Last February, before I moved to Charlotte, I took a trip here to check out the area. I was so curious to know what my future home looked like. A group of friends I was with really wanted to go to the mall, but I wanted to go somewhere that was a little less crowded. […]

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Five Reasons Why You Should Attend a Music Festival

| March 28, 2017 | 0 Comments
Five Reasons Why You Should Attend a Music Festival

If you are a music lover like I am and you have not been to a music festival yet… you are seriously missing out. It may seem like a scary or exhausting use of time but it will be something you will remember forever. If you are a fan of concerts, just imagine all your […]

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Humans of Dijon: Samuel

| March 27, 2017 | 0 Comments
Humans of Dijon: Samuel

(Samuel is a student studying French at CIEF – Centre International d’Études Françaises) “I’ve liked French since I was around 12 years old (or something like that) because my step-grandmother spoke French, my step-sisters and mother spoke French – everyone in my family spoke French.  They lived in France some years ago, and then they […]

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Humans of Dijon: Monsieur Tourage

| March 27, 2017 | 0 Comments
Humans of Dijon: Monsieur Tourage

“J’ai travaillé ici depuis presque 35 ans et j’ai rencontré 35 different nationalities jusqu’à maintenant.  Je suis très content pour ça, et j’ai beaucoup d’amis qui sont de partouts, qui étaient les étudiants mais ont des maries et des enfants maintenant.  J’ai vu aussi d’autres histoires ici avec des étudiants étrangers par exemples, une américaine […]

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Humans of Dijon: Stéphan Dugois

| March 13, 2017 | 0 Comments
Humans of Dijon: Stéphan Dugois

Meet Stéphan Dugois: French professor extraordinaire and lover of humor, culture, and humanity. “*Je ne parle pas l’anglais très bien, mais je peux dire: Move your body, shake that ass.  Do you like my French accent?” (He laughs at himself as he asks this).   * I don’t speak English very well, but I can say:…  ~ […]

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Humans of Dijon

| February 20, 2017 | 0 Comments
Humans of Dijon

« J’ai choisi venir ici apprende le français parce que j’ai devenue plus et plus intéressée sur apprendre une deuxième langue, spécialement parce qu j’avais travaillé en Chine, mais je voudrais travailler entre la France et la Japon. » “I chose to come here to learn French because I became more and more interested in learning a […]

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It’s not Springtime in Colorado Springs

| February 12, 2017 | 0 Comments
It’s not Springtime in Colorado Springs

The holidays are known for being the time to spend with loved ones and those you hold dearest, but it’s also prime travel time, so I took advantage of just that. In early August 2016, I decided to give myself an early Christmas present of round-trip airline tickets to visit friends in Colorado Springs, Colorado. My first ever […]

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International Niners: Part Three

| November 21, 2016 | 0 Comments
International Niners: Part Three

this online-exclusive series is focused on the study abroad process to provide clarity and further information for UNC Charlotte students who are seeking to partake in an international education experience during their college years. The goal of this series is to encourage students to come out of their comfort zones and immerse themselves in global […]

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Why Toronto should be on your bucket list

| November 17, 2016 | 0 Comments
Why Toronto should be on your bucket list

When people think about a big city, they think of New York City or maybe Charlotte since our school is right here. But, Toronto is a city very undermined for what it is. Being from Canada, I am a little biased, but no other place in the world takes my breath away like the city […]

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Humans of UNC Charlotte: Meet the International Niners

| November 16, 2016 | 0 Comments
Humans of UNC Charlotte: Meet the International Niners

  “One of my favorite parts about studying abroad was the international exposure. My semester in Germany was the first time I had ever been to Europe and it was absolutely incredible. Since I didn’t know anybody that was planning on studying at the same university for exchange, I really learned how to immerse myself […]

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What no one told you about Goldie Gate & The Bay Area

| November 4, 2016 | 0 Comments
What no one told you about Goldie Gate & The Bay Area

You will never want to leave. I repeat you will never ever want to leave.  I can swear by this because it’s true, San Francisco is a beautiful magical place. If I weren’t handcuffed to UNC Charlotte until I graduate, my fall break adventure would have become my fall break forever. Okay so that was […]

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Travels to the coast: Charleston, SC Itinerary

| October 6, 2016 | 0 Comments
Travels to the coast: Charleston, SC Itinerary

Fall break is approaching soon! That means no classes on Monday, October 10th and Tuesday, October 11th. Rather than staying indoors to catch up on Netflix, take this opportunity to explore Charleston, South Carolina – a nearby, yet beautiful city that has so much to offer. Stop looking up hotels and rent an Airbnb (airbnb.com). […]

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Travel Around the World: Scotland

| September 28, 2016 | 0 Comments
Travel Around the World: Scotland

About three years ago in 2013 I took a trip to Scotland with my high school. My high school does an exchange program with another high school in Scotland every year, and I got the chance to go. Thirteen Americans and thirteen Scots host each other and from the very beginning, the trip was amazing. […]

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Places to visit over the summer in the U.S.

| May 3, 2016 | 0 Comments
Places to visit over the summer in the U.S.

  Summer is right around the corner everybody and it’s time to start planning trips to make your summer an eventful and memorable one! So here’s your guide to visiting places in the U.S. for people who can’t shell out 700+ dollars for a flight to Europe. Graceland, TN: Who doesn’t love Elvis? This is […]

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Travel: Spring break abroad

| April 20, 2016 | 0 Comments
Travel: Spring break abroad

After months of sacrificing my Friday afternoons spending two hours on campus talking about Shakespeare, the day finally came that all of the reading and papers led up to. I nervously packed my suitcase with a week’s worth of clothing, assembled a carryon bag and gathered my passport and boarding pass. My mom drove me […]

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Say’hu: My own way

| October 20, 2015 | 5 Comments
Say’hu: My own way

Say’hu, a slender West-African, sits on a black leather couch. His charcoal-colored fedora rests on top of an untrimmed afro; hands in the pockets of his khaki colored pants. Say’hu sits inside his concealed downtown Charlotte studio, a hideaway from the outside world. His inspiration, Bob Marley, is pictured on his t-shirt, while at the same time he […]

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Fall travel destination: Stone Mountain, Ga.

| October 6, 2015 | 0 Comments
Fall travel destination: Stone Mountain, Ga.

Breathe in—breathe out. Do you smell that? That particular smell, that pumpkin spice, apple pie, “I can’t wait for Thanksgiving” smell. Fall is finally upon us ladies and gents! This is by far my favorite season and, for anyone who knows me, this comes as the ultimate shock since I did most of my growing […]

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The college guide to traveling

| September 29, 2015 | 0 Comments
The college guide to traveling

With the hustle and bustle of college life, finding time to explore new places can be challenging. From classes to social life and everything in between, college can be tedious. When it’s time to take a break or just get away, we have the perfect college bucket-list of places you should visit— both local and […]

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Travel Tuesday: finally a Niner

| August 26, 2014 | 1 Comment
Travel Tuesday: finally a Niner

During the party that the International Club hosted for all interested international and national students, there was a booth where you could take photos with all kinds of crazy props. One of these props was a cut-out that read “Finally a Niner”. As I picked it up I thought to myself, “Is this all it […]

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You don’t know until you go: home is wherever you are

| December 13, 2013 | 0 Comments
You don’t know until you go: home is wherever you are

It’s Christmas time in Italy. The largest tree I have ever seen was placed in Piazza del Duomo by crane; she’s now receiving her strands of lightwork. There are so many red tents wrapping around the cathedral as Christmas markets take over Milan. Walking to school is now an event in and of itself. As […]

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