International education and travel related links, photos, quotes and pieces of interest.
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People Who Studied Abroad #480:
Ghida Fakhry, journalist and television anchor
At age 6, her parents sent her to the Institut le Rosey in Switzerland in order to avoid the Lebanese civil war. She received her undergraduate degree from Richmond University (United Kingdom) and her master’s degree in Near and Middle Eastern Studies from the School of Oriental and African Studies (United Kingdom). She received a Master of Arts degree in International Relations from Boston University (as best as I can tell, this was probably from Boston’s campus in Brussels, Belgium).
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People Who Studied Abroad #318:
André Rieu, conductor, musician and composer
He studied violin at the Conservatoire Royal in Liège, the Music Academy in Brussels, and the Brussels Royal Conservatory (Belgium).
[thanks to qbqrat for the tip!]
Went to Brussels, Belgium!
The waffles are to die for.
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Get in mah belly, ALL OF THE FOOD IN BELGIUM.
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People Who Studied Abroad #174:
Nick Clegg, Deputy Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
He was a high school exchange student in Munich, Germany. After completing his degree at the University of Cambridge, he received a scholarship to spend a year at the University of Minnesota (United States). He also received a master’s degree at the College of Europe in Bruges (Belgium).
Belgium! name unromantic and unpoetic, yet name that whenever uttered has in my ear a sound, in my heart an echo, such as no other assemblage of syllables, however sweet or classic, can produce. Belgium! I repeat the word, now as I sit alone near midnight. It stirs my world of the past like a summons to resurrection; the graves unclose, the dead are raised; thoughts, feelings, memories that slept, are seen by me ascending from the clods—haloed most of them—but while I gaze on their vapoury forms, and strive to ascertain definitely their outline, the sound which wakened them dies, and they sink, each and all, like a light wreath of mist, absorbed in the mould, recalled to urns, resealed in monuments.