Author Archives: Matt Randolph

About Matt Randolph

Historian-in-training. World Traveler. Activist. Unapologetic Fanboy of Superhero Comics and Films.

Gringo Afroamericano, Part III: Back to Baltimore

Hey, readers! I hope you’ve enjoyed my blog so far this year! My final post is a video in which I reflect on reverse culture shock (that experience of coming back home after being abroad)! Links to the first two … Continue reading

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Brazil and Uruguay: International Travel while Studying Abroad

I strongly believe that the first image of study abroad should never be backpacking or vacationing throughout a continent. However, I still think that traveling internationally while studying abroad allows students to become more mindful of the cultural variations and connections between countries. By fitting in … Continue reading

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Traveling within Chile: Northern Deserts and Southern Lakes

Hey, readers! I’m back from my hiatus from blogging and I’m more than ready to update you on my adventures throughout Chile! April was quite a busy month, full of traveling to new places in this dynamic country and adjusting … Continue reading

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Gringo Afroamericano, Part II: Risk-taking and Happiness Abroad

Can We Talk about Race? “What is the percentage of blacks in the United States?” I definitely did not anticipate some of my classmates’ answers to this question in my class on race and ethnicity in the Americas in Chile. … Continue reading

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Gringo Afroamericano: Reflecting on Race and Study Abroad

Hey, reader! Did you miss me? (¿Me extrañaste?) I just got back from a weekend trip in Valparaíso and Viña del Mar. It was my last chance to relax before I would have to begin attending orientations for the possible … Continue reading

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Journey to the Corner of the Earth: Arriving in Santiago, Chile

Journey to the Corner of the Earth: Arriving in Santiago, Chile  I honestly felt like an astronaut as I boarded that international flight heading from Atlanta to Santiago. I’m not talking about a contemporary astronaut going on a trip to … Continue reading

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