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Last summer, I spent one month in Germany completing my Teaching English as a Second Language certificate through Kent State. During my practicum, I taught English to ninth grade German students and was very surprised at how fluent they already were at such a young age. The only foreign language that I learned in elementary   Read More …

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Before flying to Prague, I went to my local bank to exchange currency. I had to explain several times that “Czech crowns”, or koruna in Czech, were the currency in Prague. The bank teller was much more familiar with euros and nearly gave me the wrong bills! If you have ever travelled through Europe, you may wonder   Read More …

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Upon my arrival in Prague, I found it impossible to ignore the diversity of tourists visiting from around the world. My personal project concerns the history of minorities in the Czech Republic. Back at Kent State, I am also minoring in Chinese and have a great interest in Asian culture. It is only natural for   Read More …

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Upon visiting Old Town Square for the first time, we were all in awe of the architecture and abundance of art around us. I soon noticed the Jan Hus memorial which I had read about before arriving. Jan Hus is known historically as a reformer and a philosopher. He spoke against many clergy and urged   Read More …

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