15 Blog Posts Chock Full of Love

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Jill Kruidenier
February 14, 2014

All week long, our student bloggers have been sharing videos, photos, and stories that show the many ways they are beginning to fall in love with their host cities. Enjoy these 15 posts that are sure to make you feel all warm and fuzzy. Happy Valentine's Day!

Kasha Horton - London (Video)
"Although, my valentine is all the way back in the United States, I've chosen all of these little things about London to appreciate this Valentines Day."


Caroline Vaczy - Nantes
"In honor of Valentine’s Day, I have made a list of a few things I love about my new home."


Rachel Thompson - Barcelona

"I love that I feel more and more a part of this city every day."


Bea Gantzer - Dublin

"Yes, love is in the air, even if the last thing I kissed was the Blarney Stone. I’m in the middle of a full-blown romance with Dublin, and I’m not even sure when it began…"


Natalie Reynoso - Rome
"I will be spending my Valentine's Day getting lost in the small yet beautiful streets of Rome."


Meghan Johns - Rabat
"We’ve only been here for less than two weeks, but there is already a lot to love!"


Kate Baldwin - Paris BIA

"The love I think of when I think of Paris is not crude or the kind of mushy gushy love that’s put into movies and commercialized, but the French idea of fierté."


Hannah Vose - Dublin
"They say home is where the heart is. I’m a cardiac surgeon’s worst nightmare."


Kate Paladin - Quito

"Everyday I learn to love my own life a little more; and everyday my heart grows a little bigger!"


Killian Gillvary - Rome

"Everything in Rome is a piece of art, and that is the aspect of Rome that I think I love the most."



Sydney Perlotto – San Jose
"We made Valentine’s Day cards for our host families, each other, our center directors, and friendly ticos and ticas."


Danni Askew – Rio de Janeiro

"After one week, I’m confident in two things…People in Rio love to love & I love Rio."


Chris Aguiar – Galapagos Islands

"We’ve only been here in the Galápagos for 2 weeks, but I have already fallen in love with it."



Elizabeth Benz – Milan
"This trip was a wonderful early Valentine’s Day present to myself, and the memories will undoubtedly last much longer than my can of frosting."


Nina Jones – Vienna
"I love noticing these little things that I definitely don’t notice/don’t see at home."

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Jill Kruidenier

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