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From Student Blogger, Valeria: Spreading Your Wings in a New Land

Ever since I was very young, I remember my mom telling me: “Vale, one day you will realize that there is a whole new world of opportunities out there waiting for you. You need to spread your wings and fly.” My mom’s advice changed my perspective from a very young age. It planted a thirst in me to get out of my comfort zone and explore new things. Years later, our vision became a reality. I am now living in Reno, Nevada, and I love it here! Moving from Costa Rica to the United States was a major change, and there was a lot of adjusting to do. However, I appreciate living here while going to college for many reasons… Read more

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From Student Blogger, Valeria: How I learned Brazilian Portuguese in 9 months and changed my life

I remember listening to the song Garota de Ipanema by Tom Jobin for the first time and thinking “this is the most beautiful language in the world!” I was fascinated by the exotic sounds, how every sentence sounded so effortlessly fluent, and how it was spoken so joyfully. As a Spanish-speaker I could understand some of the words, some were even pronounced and written the same way; but to me, they sounded much better in Portuguese. Read more

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Introducing Student Blogger, Aweys: Campus Live

Living on Campus since my freshman year has given me an incredible opportunity to get involved around campus and to get to know a lot about the American culture. One thing that I think I would have regretted is if I had decided to live off campus and commute to my classes every single day. The experience of living on Campus at St. Ambrose University has been amazing so far and I would like to share some things that I really loved about Campus Life. Read more