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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:

Cheyenne Hodur, Drake University

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Bogi is a great guide. She was everything you could want in a guide plus more. She was fun, cool, and the best part- knowledgeable. She really made the trip great. We got to the hostel late and she was able to rearrange our schedule so everyone could go caving. After caving we were picked up by Bogi (thank goodness because figuring out Hungarian public transportation is really hard if you don't speak Hungarian). WSA made sure to include super cool things- caving, thermal baths, bus tickets, escape games and the hostel. I would definitely do this trip again. Bogi was fun and flexible, we didn't have to stick to a tight schedule and we were able to do things that we wanted to do like the Liberty Statue. She is great, WSA is lucky to have her.

Cheyenne Hodur, Drake University ~ AIFS Richmond, Spring 2015

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