Look where you least expect

It was a miserably hot, humid evening in Munich last summer, and I sat alone in a large, touristy Italian restaurant, eating dry, overpriced linguini. It’s the third week in my solo trip around Germany, and eating alone, something I detested in America, has become natural. Sitting at the edge
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Turmoil abroad builds strong bonds

On a cold July morning in Santiago, the infamous Plaza Italia is packed with students wearing bandanas and scarves over their faces, huddled around handmade banners. It’s a scene I’ve passed by many times while living in a city where protesting is as normal as breathing — where sometimes the two
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A note from the editors

Adventure is all around us.  Travel can be an escape, an opportunity to leave home and learn about the world.  A huge part of the college experience at Berkeley is traveling — to study abroad, do research or have fun with your friends. But as much as you hear “travel
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Destination: Berkeley

It’s easy to hear the words “study abroad” and immediately think of far-off places like Spain, Brazil, South Africa or England, but the truth is that leaving Berkeley is only half the story. Each year, thousands of students flock to the University of California from every corner of the globe
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Alternative trips serve communities

Two service-learning groups — Magnolia Project and Alternative Spring Breaks — are run by students who organize trips during UC Berkeley’s winter and spring breaks. Both are part of the campus Cal Corps Public Service Center. During the trips, participating students work with community organizations that focus on various social
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Travel Photo Contest

Daily Cal readers travel to many places around the world, as well as explore the spaces and places near home. We were excited to receive so many submissions for our Travel photo contest and here, we’re sharing some of our favorites. Travel is part of life and the college experience.
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