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College junior Jessica McDowell is studying abroad in Paris, France for the fall 2015 semester.

Photo: Jessica McDowell

The views from our windows become an integral part of our daily routines. It can be as central to our routine as our commute or what we eat for breakfast in the morning. When we go abroad, that view quite literally changes. It begins to anchor us to these new and vastly different places. Students studying abroad at different locations around the world have offered to share some peeks out their windows.

Stockholm, Sweden:

“Stockholm, its history, beauty and culture, is so much more than I expected it to be, but getting to meet people from diverse backgrounds here and when I travel has been one of the most valuable parts of this semester.” — College junior Vidya Daryanani

Rabat, Morocco:

“I love the city’s blend of different cultures and traditions. I live in an apartment with a Moroccan host family that speaks Arabic, French and English with me at home. We normally hear outside our window the dinging from the tram line that runs right by our street and the daily calls to prayer from the neighborhood mosque, but near the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha it was drowned out by the baaing of the sheep each family slaughters for the feast.” — College junior Caroline Wallace

Istanbul, Turkey:

“The windows in my new bedroom bring in a lot of light and you can see a sliver of the Bosphorus Strait on the left. This photo was taken in the early morning when the call to prayer was coming from the local mosque whose minaret you can see in the top right.” — College junior Sophia Tareen

Dublin, Ireland:

“Dublin doesn't immediately strike you as 'foreign' since everyone speaks English and you learn to get around the city after just a couple of weeks: It is, in the truest sense of the phrase, a home away from home! But when you leave the city and venture out to see the rest of the Emerald Isle, you immediately realize that the beauty of the country's landscapes and the humorous and jolly nature of the Irish people are what makes the experience of studying abroad here absolutely indispensable.” — College junior Nayeli Riano

Paris, France:

Photo courtesy of College junior Giulia Imholte

Havana, Cuba:

Photo courtesy of College junior Mark Paraskevas

London, England:

Photo courtesy of College junior Julia Fine

Edinburgh, Scotland:

“A typical Scottish day on Leith walk in Edinburgh!” — College junior Luke Barbour

Aix-en-Provence, France:

"I'm staying in a small apartment building in the south of France. It's the opposite of Philly humidity (dry and crisp) and the air always smells clean." — College and Wharton junior Tabong Kima

Hanoi, Vietnam:

“My time in Hanoi has been both incredible and challenging. Adjusting to such a different place (especially the crazy traffic!) was hard, but overall it has been an experience that I wouldn't trade for the world.” — College junior Andrea Vargas Guerra

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