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Music Transcends Language and Culture Barriers in Chiang Mai, Thailand

By Leah Weigel

Leah Thailand 4Sawatdi Kah! I am currently in Chiang Mai, Thailand, spending two months of the summer working as an intern at a Child Development Institute with a team of Expressive Arts Therapists. It is already week 3, and I have been so busy working with the children, and exploring Chiang Mai, that I want to take a moment to share what I have been learning!

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Berklee Indian Ensemble: Have you met Sanjeeta?

Sanjeeta sits down in front of me, eyeing my chocolate muffin. Before she can reach out and take a bite, I grab the muffin and keep it close to me.

1048496_10153001286015226_20759901_o“I just want a bite!” she says, laughing. With Sanjeeta, it’s never just a bite. But then again, that’s what makes her so special – her ability to set her mind on something and then go after it. Be it the numerous opportunities she’s had at Berklee or the numerous “bites” of food she’s had from me over the last two years, Sanjeeta Bhattacharya has never missed a chance to seize the day! A 7th semester Performance major with voice as a principal instrument, she never fails to impress. Inspired, I want to hear her story and what brought her from Delhi to Boston.

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yoshieYoshie Nakayama, from Tokyo, is a 5th semester Contemporary Writing and Production major, trombone principal student. She studies arranging, recording/mixing with ProTools, and vocal ensemble. She graduated Kunitachi College of Music in Tokyo with bachelor of music from Music education major. She has license of teaching music in japanese Junior high/high school.



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Study Abroad: 22 Hour Layover in Madrid? No Problema!

Danielle AngeloniDanielle Angeloni is a singer/songwriter inspired by culture, traveling, and life. She loves collaborative writing, learning, and performing and is honored to be finishing her Degree in Professional Music and Minor in Music Technology and Innovation at Berklee’s Valencia, Spain Campus



Valencia CampusAt the end of this post I’ll bring to light some tips for traveling in Europe…all things I learned the hard way! But first… I am currently finding Madrid to be one of the most walk-able and English friendly in Spain! For a minute I thought I had become AWESOME at my Spanglish, but then I remembered that most people also speak English here! Going to Valencia tomorrow will be the true test of how much Spanish I’ve retained.

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Study Abroad: 5 Tips on Making Your Study Abroad Experience Smoother

HollisHollis Mugford is a sixth semester Professional Music major at Berklee. She is a pop, R&B, and country singer from Virginia. Her passion for writing and travel have inspired her to share her experiences and thoughts with the Berklee community and beyond as she embarks on her first semester abroad in Valencia, Spain. 


Valencia CampusAfter all the waiting – after all of the anticipation – I am finally in Spain! We landed in Valencia around noon on Monday after a long seven hour flight into Frankfurt on which I sat next to the most pleasant couple heading back home to Manchester. Simply put, Valencia is everything and so much more than I ever expected it to be – beautiful little streets lined with outdoor cafés and spanish tiles and tapas that are always something completely new and delicious at every different place.

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