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Esther Riordan- Spring 19 Exchange Hertfordshire

Esther Riordan - Exchange: University of Hertfordshire in England - Spring 2019

Hello! My name is Esther and I studied abroad this year in Hatfield, England just north of London. I chose this particular picture because, while I saw some amazing sites, did amazing things, and experienced amazing transformation, the most valuable thing I experienced abroad was relationships. This is a picture of my flatmates and I (equivalent to roommates who lived in my apartment with me). One is from England and the other three are from Germany (the sixth is just a friend). In this picture, we are visiting Bremen, Germany where one of my flatmates is from. Spending time with them gave me a new understanding and appreciation of other cultures and perspectives. It also made me realize that while we have hundreds of miles between us, were raised in different families and cultures, and are seemingly apart of two different worlds, we are actually very much the same. We all still keep in contact and these will be some of my best friends for the rest of my life. 

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[Germany - Esther Riordan]