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Studying Abroad, As Told In GIFs

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Studying Abroad, As Told In GIFs

When you realize you're going abroad:

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When you have no idea what to pack or how to fit everything in your suitcase:

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When you get there and realize you are halfway across the world and have no idea what you are doing:

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When you are jet-lagged and all you want to do is sleep but feel like you should go out and explore the world:

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When you try speaking in the native language

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When you master the art of drinking coffee like a local:

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When you realize the drinking age is 18, not 21:

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When you are at a bar and decide to karaoke because no one here knows you:

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When you realize Europeans are very into PDA:

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When you want to talk to your mom but remember it's the crack of dawn back home:

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When you are waiting in line to get into a museum:

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When you try a local dish and it's actually really gross:

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When you try to figure out local transportation:

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When you realize you've been eating pizza and gelato every day:

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But you continue to do so because, when are you going to be living abroad for an extended period of time again?

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When you actually have to do work for one of your classes:

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When locals who are obviously 20 years older than you blatantly hit on you:

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When you book all of your weekend trips to other countries:

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When the hostel you are staying at is terrible in more than one way:

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When you get back from a weekend of traveling:

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When the time comes for you to go back home:

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But then you see your family and friends again and all is right with the world:

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How I Celebrate Valentine's Day

Every person, every couple celebrates Valentines in different ways, but there are a few things to keep in mind.

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Ah, Valentines Day, a day of excitement for some and heart break for many. There are three kinds of people on Valentine's Day: the ones who make it a big deal, a little deal, and those who are single, but Valentine's Day can be fun for anyone if you have the right spirit in mind.

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1. You don't have to feel guilty about flirting with customers for tips (or just for shits and giggles).

2. You can be obnoxiously flirtatious with anyone you want. You are free to be that girl that flirts with everybody and makes 'em all smile (it's especially fun when the guy is as cute as Collin Jost). No shame.

3. Making random men nervous with your superior beauty and intense eye contact just for the hell of it is really amusing and empowering.

4. No one gives two poops if ya legs are hairy (your man shouldn't either but *Kermit the Frog meme* That's none of my business)

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Black History Month? Try Black History Year

What does Black History Month mean to you?

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African Americans have done so much and will forever be remembered for their accomplishments. In my opinion, there is no such thing as Black History Month. All year, we should celebrate the amazing poetry, music, inventions, and accomplishments that has surfaced over the last 100 years. Let's take a look...

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A TikTok Ban? Nope, That's Not Happening

We've seen this movie before with the popular social media app.

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Here we go again. There's a groundswell of support to ban TikTok in the United States.

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Top 3 Response Articles of This Week

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Looking for some inspiration to kick off your Monday? Check out these articles by our talented team of response writers! From poetry to tips for manifesting your dream life, there's something for everyone.

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