Growing Up in Spanish

Lauren Smith Major: Occupational Therapy Spring 2017 Community Health and Permaculture in Guatemala My study abroad trip to Guatemala was one of the best personal growth experiences I’ve ever had. I knew a lot of Spanish before going on this trip but I was always better at understanding the language than speaking it because I was…

How to Study Abroad in South America (On a Budget)

Jordyn Mott Majors: Spanish Education & English Education Spring 2017 Semester in Buenos Aires, Argentina A few pointers for studying abroad in South America on the cheap. Travel by Bus Bus Travel in South America is not like bus travel in the US. For long distances at least, the buses are two levels and include…

It Wasn’t Beautiful Until it Felt Like Home

Sarah Keizer German and Tourism & Travel Bonn University, Germany Spring Semester 2017 I had seen all the pictures before, of the great beautiful canary yellow Hauptgebäude, of the Rhine River and the great Cathedral of Cologne, and wondered when it would be my turn to witness it myself, to stand where history stood. When…

Essential Tips For Living in Capetown

Marshall Lewis Advertising Major University of Cape Town, South Africa Spring Semester 2017 I flew out of O’Hare international flights so I converted some money there and I then had a 15 hour layover in Dubai in which I converted a lot more money at the huge airport there, it was very easy. I would…

London is Calling!

Christina Chizmadia Major: Textile & Apparel Studies: Fashion Merchandising Minor: Event Management Program: Regents University, London UK The past month has been absolutely INSANELY UNIMAGINABLE!! I cannot even really describe just how crazy, fast-paced, incredible, fantastic, marvelous, fabulous and unbelievable my time here has been. After my first week of classes I started to feel sick…

Accent?

Lauren Kondalski Majors: Marketing & Criminal Justice Paderno del Grappa, Italy The CIMBA program hosts more than 35 universities across the United States. With this comes a wide variety of people from different cities, backgrounds, etc. One of the prominent shock periods about the students when arriving at CIMBA was hearing all of the different…

When You Just Want to Get Your Eyebrows Waxed but Spanish is Hard

Sydney Foster Spanish and Sales and Business Marketing Majors Buenos Aires, Argentina The no-talking-allowed simulation they make you play in orientation is no joke. I went to get my eyebrows waxed for the first time in Argentina, so I could stop looking like Chewbacca and more like myself, and there were massive communication boundaries. In…

A Whole New Palate

Jack Fuller Majors: Accountancy and Spanish Buenos Aires, Argentina, Spring 2017 The food in Argentina has been a much larger change than I originally suspected it would be, but not in a bad way.  I had not really understood how much of an influence Europe had on the city of Buenos Aires, especially on their…

Bonn Bound

Kelsey Ennis Major: History and German Bonn University, Spring 2017 In a few short days I’ll be in Germany. It will be my first time abroad, unless you count Canada for a day. But I couldn’t bike along the Rhine in Canada. Doing a study abroad in Bonn, Germany seemed as first like it would…

In and Out of Stockholm

Keagan Gay Major: Public Relations Minors: Sociology, Global & International Studies, and Journalism Program: Stockholm University, Sweden Everyone has that dream of traveling the world: to see and embrace new cultures and meet new people! I have been blessed with that opportunity during my study abroad and have fully taken advantage of it. Being able…

Wanderlust

Brittney Wojcik Major: Marketing Minors: Textile and Apparel Merchandising & Spanish Program: CIMBA, Paderno del Grappa, Italy Travel is one of the greatest opportunities study abroad has to offer, and one of the top reasons I chose to take a semester in Italy. During my weekends, I have had the opportunities to travel to Bassano…

Winter Break Adventures in Ghana

Karianne Lane Senior/ Management and Marketing Fall Semester 2016 December 4 -18 Ghana Business and Culture While abroad in Ghana we never really had classroom setting for class. This study aboard was more going out to three different business and learn what they do. The first one we went to was Neilsen. You could say that…