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A Semester In Paradise

What could be better than living and going to school on the beautiful island of Oahu for four months, and having one of your best friends by your side all the while? Well, nothing!   Since arriving in August, Annie … Continue reading

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Aloha Hawai’i! Cultural Exchange with Antonia

Some of the most fun and rewarding experiences I’ve had during my semester here in Hawai’i have been learning about Hawaiian cultural heritage.  In my introductory Hawaiian Studies class, we’ve learned how to pronounce Hawaiian words, make some Hawaiian crafts … Continue reading

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Living the Dream in Paradise

Hey All! Rather than go on a rant about how amazing everything here is, I thought I’d try making a list of stuff I’ve done (and definitely encourage all future ASH students to do) in hopes of keeping this from … Continue reading

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Aloha!

Aloha! I’m Kelsey! I’m a junior from Haverford College in PA and a geology major. I came to Hawaii for the same reasons that many people come here: 1. Uhm, hello, ITS HAWAII. 2. Beaches and sun and waves and … Continue reading

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Why Hawaii, You Ask?

Heyy-o.  Katie here, a sophomore from University of Illinois and current student of the ASH program (which is said like the word “ash”, although I have always called it the A-S-H program…).  Anyway, I won’t go on telling you my … Continue reading

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Big Island Volcano Trip, the perfect trip for avid geology majors!

Fellow Geology major Kelsey Meisenhelder and I sat on top of a hot, steaming vent from an older lava lake on Hilo, Hawaii. We also got to see a sulfur dioxide cloud glow red at night out of the active … Continue reading

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A Semester in Paradise

If you asked me a year ago, as I was patiently waiting for the mounds of Rhode Island snow to melt, if I could imagine going to school in paradise for a semester, I would have most likely laughed and … Continue reading

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My Time in Hawaii :)

Since I arrived in Hawaii in January I’ve done a lot of exploring around the Island.  I’ve been to Lanikai beach an Kailua, the gorgeous beaches of North shore as well as the East side of the islands–Makapu’u and Waimanalo! … Continue reading

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Seashells

On a perfect Sunday in Waimea on the North Shore, my friends and I pulled up to pristine turquoise waters of the bay and the sparkling sun as usual. “I love Hawaii, but so far I haven’t found any seashells … Continue reading

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My ASAA Story

So… how did I end up in Hawaii you ask? I remember so many days at Penn State last year when I honestly thought to myself, “This is college?” and looked outside at the dismal grey sky and feet of … Continue reading

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