Spain · Study Abroad

What you need to know before studying in Spain

If you’ve ever been curious about how Spanish culture differs from that of the United States, then this is the post for you. I’m going to explain just a few—but certainly not all—of the differences between Spanish and American culture that could help prepare you for your own study abroad experience here. 1.) The Siesta The first… Continue reading What you need to know before studying in Spain

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International Topic: Yellow Vest Protests in France

Protests began November 17 in France in response to President Macron’s announcement of an increase in fuel taxes. The protests have been deemed the “yellow vest” protests since many of the protestors are wearing yellow safety vests. The proposed fuel increase, which has since been tabled, was opposed most strongly by the rural population where the… Continue reading International Topic: Yellow Vest Protests in France

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International Topic: Presidential Election in Cameroon

On October 7, 2018, Cameroon held presidential elections in which the current president, Paul Biya, won re-election. Biya has been in office since 1982. His re-election caused serious backlash and has escalated a growing divide between the anglophone and francophone regions of the country. Since 2016, Cameroon has experienced growing tensions between these two regions which,… Continue reading International Topic: Presidential Election in Cameroon