Caroline Shepard Blog

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Egyptian Sha’bi Music

Egyptian Sha’bi Music Sha’bi music is a style of popular working-class music which evolved from baladi, an urban folk style originating in the Egyptian countryside, in the second half of the 20th century. This...

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The End

I’m sitting on intercity train number 5970 in car 16, seat number 18. It’s 1:11 and the train is scheduled to depart at 1:25 for Paris Bercy. I took my debate final this morning,...

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Travel: Italian Adventure!

When studying abroad in Europe travelling can feel like an obligation- you’re so close to everything! I’ve decided to write a series of posts which will be personal reflections about the trips I’ve taken...

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Studying Abroad- The Studying Part

It’s so easy to get caught up in the excitement of studying abroad with all of the parties, new friendships, new freedoms, and the amazing travel opportunities; however, it’s important to remember the reason...