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My Winter Break

Jan. 6, 2018—Our Winter break is about three weeks long, depending on when you finish your exams. Christmas break is always a great time to relax after a busy semester. I use this time to catch up on sleep, tv shows that I’ve missed, and to indulge in home-cooked meals. Here’s a summary of what I did...

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Traveling Alone Part II (The 2nd Thing I learned Sophomore Year)

Dec. 31, 2017—Thank you to the Nichols for this amazing opportunity to learn more about my faith and myself!

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Traveling Alone Part I (The 2nd Thing I learned Sophomore Year)

Dec. 31, 2017—The first part of a two-part blog on traveling alone on a service-learning trip through the Nichols Humanitarian Fund, a trip I took in May 2017. As always, I’d love to get an email from you! My email is sophia.druffner@vanderbilt.edu, and if you want to check out my other blog posts on sophomore and junior...

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Into the Wild

Nov. 5, 2017—Two weekends ago, I fulfilled the long-awaited bucket list item of going backpacking. Since arriving to Vanderbilt three years ago, I have wanted to take advantage of the wonderful camping and hiking spots that are in the Nashville vicinity. But between Vanderbilt’s vibrant campus life and the seemingly never-ending homework assignments, I never carved out...

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Summer Recap: My Time in Copenhagen

Aug. 23, 2017—Earlier this year, I posted about my application process for summer study abroad programs, and this summer, I was lucky enough to be accepted into the Danish Institute for Study Abroad (DIS) to take classes in Copenhagen for six weeks. While I was in Copenhagen, I took two classes: The Meaning of Style and Children...

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Send us yo questions (yo)

Jun. 23, 2017—Email your questions about anything, because we know it all (obviously). :) Even if we don't, we can always find someone who does.

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Mardi Gras 2017

Mar. 10, 2017—Two weekends ago, I experienced Mardi Gras.

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Steps to (Summer) Study Abroad

Feb. 2, 2017—I finally submitted my application to study abroad in Europe this summer, and I could not be more excited! However, deciding which program to apply to was a big decision and took lots of consideration. The Global Education Office (GEO) at Vanderbilt was a great resource for me when I was picking out which programs...

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Why Spring Break Comes at the Perfect Time

Mar. 12, 2016— Life moves so fast at college, that taking a week off is necessary to not only recuperate, but to remind ourselves to appreciate every day we have at school.

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Nashville to London: A Preview

Feb. 22, 2016—A preview of my study abroad program!

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