Zach Bearson on June 4th, 2009

“Home, the spot of earth supremely blest, A dearer, sweeter spot than all the rest”- Robert Montgomery Its been a little over two weeks since I returned home, and honestly, I am glad to be back. Now don’t get me wrong, I thoroughly enjoyed my time spent in Brussels, but I appreciate America so much […]

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Zach Bearson on April 16th, 2009

“A man who has not been in Italy, is always conscious of an inferiority, from his not having seen what it is expected a man should see.”–Samuel Johnson I know, I know, I promised that I wouldn’t take so much time in between my blog entries. Thankfully this time my excuse isn’t that I was […]

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Zach Bearson on March 18th, 2009

“Ireland, sir, for good or evil, is like no other place under heaven, and no man can touch its sod or breathe its air without becoming better or worse.”- George Bernard Shaw Happy St. Patrick’s Day!!! I was delighted to wake up this morning to what I thought was a squealing Leprechaun caught in the […]

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“I hated every minute of training, but I said, Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.” -Muhammad Ali I want to start this entry by apologizing. I am truly sorry. I know that the masses have been waiting for me to post my next blog for what must […]

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“There is a wide difference between speaking to deceive, and being silent to be impenetrable.” – Voltaire - French author, humanist, rationalist, & satirist (1694 – 1778) Well its back to school again today, after this weekend, and in honor of Office Space, let it be known that I definitely have a case of the “Monday’s.” […]

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“My talent is such that no undertaking, however vast in size… has ever surpassed my courage.” – Peter Paul Rubens Its been nearly a month since I arrived in Brussels, so last weekend was officially the perfect time to get out of town and begin my explorations of the rest of Europe. I guess you […]

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Zach Bearson on January 26th, 2009

“If you come to a fork in the road, take it” -Yogi Berra Its been a few days, so I am due for an update.  I think last time I made it clear that studying at Vesalius College would be a lot different then going to school at UW, but after the initial panic of […]

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Zach Bearson on January 20th, 2009

The blog administrator just notified us that we are now able to post pictures on our blogs so I figured I would give everyone a little sample of Brussels, and some of the famous landmarks the city contains. The town hall above is the most famous building in Brussels, and is the oldest fully functional […]

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Zach Bearson on January 20th, 2009

“The things taught in colleges and schools are not an education, but the means of education.”–Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-82) U.S. essayist and poet. While everyone in back in the States got a nice holiday today in honor of the great Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., I trudged my way to school and took part in […]

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Zach Bearson on January 16th, 2009

“The mind loves the unknown. It loves images whose meaning is unknown, since the meaning of the mind itself is unknown.” – Rene Magritte (Belgian artist, surrealist painter, 1898-1967) I said in my last blog entry that it hadn’t really hit me that I was going be studying in a foreign country for the next […]

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Zach Bearson on January 6th, 2009

“The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.” ~St. Augustine My flight for Brussels leaves Saturday. Wow. To be honest, it hasn’t even hit me yet, but in 5 days I will be boarding a plane and really have no idea what I am getting myself into. But, you […]

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International Studies on December 17th, 2008

Zach Bearson Brussels, Belgium Vitals: Junior Economics Major, Studying in Brussels, Belgium during the Spring of ‘09 Goals: I think the goals for my study abroad are pretty straightforward. I want do well in school and make sure that I am on track to graduate, but also don’t want to miss out any opportunities to […]

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