Category: Travel

Notes From the Road: Amman, Jordan

As my fourth day in Amman, Jordan unwinded I felt a strong desire to reflect upon my time thus far in this dynamic country. Though a self-proclaimed “Global Citizen” my experience with international travel is quite limited. I was born in Kinshasa, Congo and my family moved to Dallas, Texas at age six, but I have yet to travel outside the continental…

Mariel Kanene Jordan On The Road Amman AAOP

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48 hours in Paris, France

I stopped in Paris, France for a few days on my way back to the states from Italy. I absolutely love Paris! The beauty and atmosphere of the city is unmatchable. I spent my first full day exploring and window shopping. It is more expensive than Italy, and on a student budget, I could not…

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Summer Abroad: Rome, Italy

I had the amazing opportunity to intern in Rome, Italy this summer with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). As a graduate student in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Texas A&M University, I was able to apply to the Agriculture and Natural Resource Policy Internship Program (ANRP) and…

AAOP Italy An Art of Perspective

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#BeTrue: San Francisco PRIDE 2014

Living in San Francisco, I had a front row seat to the largest LBGT PRIDE gathering in the nation this past weekend. The celebration kicked off Saturday with one main stage performance right in front of City Hall, on the same steps where Harvey Milk, the first openly gay person elected to public office in California as…

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