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Sunset at the lake
Americas Study Tour Blog

The Stone House & the Big Apple (week 5)

It wasn’t until we got to Great Barrington, Massachusetts that we began to realise that our tour was drawing to a close. However, we didn’t have time to be sad; everything there was just way

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Hong Kong culture
Hong Kong Summer School Blog

Culture & Democracy (week 3)

We’re 3 weeks down with only one left here in Hong Kong. This trip has brought each of us a wealth of knowledge about Hong Kong’s culture, it’s people, and its stance in the current

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Tallinn beers
Europe Study Tour Blog

Digital Nation (week 4)

A digital society and endless summer days. We left Israel feeling enlightened and inspired, and had high expectations for our next destination; the humble but thriving Baltic city of Tallinn. The capital city of Estonia,

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Lebanon Jeep trip
Europe Study Tour Blog

Delving into History – part 3 (week 3)

On the 13th of July, the day began with a spectacular boat tour of the Sea of Galilee. The waters were calm, and the breeze soft, as we absorbed the serenity of the surrounding environment.

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Mises University
Americas Study Tour Blog

Sweet Home Alabama (week 4)

The Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport is one of the busiest in the world, and when we landed amidst the throng of passengers we were swept out by the crowd fairly quickly. Unarmed and unprepared for

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Jerusalem group photo
Europe Study Tour Blog

Delving into History – part 2 (week 3)

On the 10th of July, we adventured into East Jerusalem and the West Bank, which are Palestinian territories currently occupied by Israel. They were captured by Israel from Jordan following the Six-Day War of 1967;

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US Blog Jazz festival
Americas Study Tour Blog

Welcome to the Swamp (week 3)

We received a very warm, muggy, and humid welcome to Washington DC, but in all honesty, we were just glad to be there. Our journey from LA was one fiasco after another as we encountered

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Mannkal scholars TFAS
Hong Kong Summer School Blog

Politics, Philosophy and Protests (week 2)

It’s our second week in Hong Kong and first week of The Fund for American Studies’ (TFAS) Asia Institute for Political Economy (AIPE) program. Outside of the lecture theatres, we’re still immersed in the public

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Israel blog 3
Europe Study Tour Blog

Delving into History – part 1 (week 3)

On the 6th of July, we arrived at Ben Gurion Airport, Israel. Treated like royalty, we were escorted through the airport by several security guards to rendezvous with Sherry Sufi, Chairman of the Western Australian

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Hong Kong blog dinner
Hong Kong Summer School Blog

The Pearl of the Orient (week 1)

People, humidity and noodles are perhaps the most quintessential words to describe Hong Kong, a city on the move.  The bright golden lights of its Skyline illuminate the aircraft as we descend into this megacity,

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