CHEM in Italy

iDebate Rwanda

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Last month I had the chance to see the group iDebate Rwanda hold a debate on OU campus about whether justice or forgiveness was more important in the wake of the Rwandan Genocide. I was fortunate to have the opportunity to hear the debate team speak to my perspectives class earlier that morning, and the … Continue reading iDebate Rwanda

CHEM in Italy

Coffee Roastery

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Our tour of Caffe River was far more comprehensive than either of our winery tours so far. Our guide, the company owner, took us through almost the entire process, from testing samples and shipments they get sent to the actual roasting, sorting, and blending sites. We even walked through the warehouse where they package and … Continue reading Coffee Roastery

CHEM in Italy

Florence

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Each time we visit another city, I’m struck with the stark contrasts between Italy and America. Initially it’s the physical differences – things I can see upon entering the city. A distinct lack of skyscrapers and high rises leaves the sky far more open, steel and glass towers are replaced with concrete and terracotta covered … Continue reading Florence

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When To Study Abroad

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I think the biggest thing I wish I had realized coming into college is that it isn’t always a bad idea to study abroad early, especially if you’re smart about it. It’s just something everyone has to decide for themselves. Coming into the program, I thought I was too young, too inexperienced, too dependent on … Continue reading When To Study Abroad