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Back in the US of A!

(Just for a little though)


I'm posting this right after having landed in Boston's Logan International. It's the first time ever for me in this historic city and I'm quite excited to be here. My colleague Bill Martin and I are excited to represent WSA Europe at the 2011 Forum for Education Abroad. It's a bit strange though coming back into the US into an unfamiliar city after being outside the country for over three months. The whole "re-entry" and "re-integration" real and I definitely feel a bit out of place. Even though I find myself in the US, I'm constantly catching myself eavesdropping on an English conversation or giving American electric outlets a double take.

My colleague and I booked the top-rated hostel in Boston which after I arrived is somewhere between a halfway house and a hostel. While it has respectable ratings online, the funky smell that accosts you as you enter would beg to differ. The included breakfast is solid though and the location is great--just 3 blocks from the conference location.

Today, I think I'll stroll over to Harvard's campus after I take care of all the prep work for the Forum

Comments:

Crystal Cascante, University of Florida

Happy Backpackers

I've been in Europe since the beginning of January and have traveled every weekend. This Easter Weekend was by far the best one. The hostel was perfect and super convenient, I made a ton of new friends, and our guides (Andy, Rhianne, and Elena) made sure we saw absolutely everything in the city. The meals included were all absolutely delicious, and Andy even brought snacks every once in a while to hold us over in between meals. We were given our Easter Mass tickets the night before and strategically planned to be in the front for mass. We followed Andy's suggestions and got to sit in the very front for Mass. The wait was worth it and so was every cent of the trip's cost. I barely spent any of my own money, just on transportation to and from the airport, gelato, and food on my last day there. I would 100% recommend this company to all of my friends!

Crystal Cascante, University of Florida ~ AIFS London, Spring 2016

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