The Difficulties of Returning Back to the U.S.

Kara VanderKamp Program: Global Ambassadors in Portugal Major: Pre-Special Education: Elementary Finally, being back home is great, but I also miss Lisbon quite a bit. One thing I do not miss is the language barrier, it was always so awkward to try and figure out how to communicate. My language skills did not really improve…

How to Manage Being Sick While Abroad:

Barbara Davidek Major: Fashion and Design Merchandising Program: Semester at Regent’s University in London Hello Broncos! Today is Wednesday, which is a free day for me, meaning I don’t have classes so I usually catch up on homework or explore the city! This week is actually my last week of classes which means Friday at…

Maintaining Relationships Abroad

Barbara Davidek Major: Fashion Merchandising & Design Regent’s University London Hello Broncos! I’ve definitely had my moments of missing home and missing my friends and family. Back at home I have a boyfriend who I have been dating for about four years. It has definitely been difficult being away from him but we communicate everyday…

Differences in Food and Education France vs The US

Hannah Vinande Major: French Program: Besancon School and Food, only the essential information here, folks. Two things that I have found to be completely different in France from in the United States is the education system and the food. Only the necessities here, people. Do you want to know the biggest difference between my classes…

Oh, the Strangers You Will Meet!

Lauren Lalonde Major: Spanish University of Otago I’m sure most of you know by now, but if you don’t…surprise I’m in New Zealand!  I arrived on Friday (well, actually Thursday if you are in the U.S.), and will be here until the end of June studying at the University of Otago in Dunedin. So I…

Making a Difference in Costa Rica

  Kelly Sabo Major: Spanish Department of Spanish Program in Costa Rica Although ticos are very shy, once you get to know them they are some of the most loving and caring people that you will ever encounter. The majority of our mamá ticas (Costa Rican moms) absolutely love cooking. Food is most definitely their…

Never Underestimate the Power of Body Language

Rachel Harvey Major: Communication Communication & Ethnography in the Dominican Republic, Spring Break Over this Spring Break, I had the most amazing opportunity to travel to the Dominican Republic to study Intercultural Communication and Ethnography. There was so many things to be excited about, and one big fear: I cannot speak Spanish. I had taken…

Packing for an Entire Year

Pamela Gudobba Major: Japanese and Global and International Studies Ritsumeikan University, Academic Year 2018-2019 I thought that packing for an entire year would be a daunting task. Keeping the weight of my bags in mind, as well as ease of transportation, how was I supposed to pack my life into a few suitcases? I ended…

Returning From Pura Vida

Alexis Frazier Major: Psychology Communication and Ethnography in the Dominican Republic During my time with my host family, I was able to overcome many of my communication barriers. My host family said I became better to understand and have a nice fluent accent. When I arrived, I was still having to use google translate at…

Differences in the Classroom

Kelly Sabo Major: Spanish Department of Spanish Program in Costa Rica While studying here in Costa Rica I am attending Universidad Latina de Costa Rica. The classes that I am taking abroad are Advanced Spanish 1, Advances Spanish 2, Latin American Literature and Latin American Civilization and Culture. All of the classes are with other…

What I Loved & What I Learned

Arika French Major: Communications Communication & Ethnography in the Dominican Republic, Spring Break I have not yet tried to make some of the wonderful and tasty dishes that I have gotten a chance to eat in the Dominican Republic but I will most definitely attempt to do so very soon. The name of my favorite…

Unpacking the Experience

Tennie Jackson Major: Human Resource Management Communication and Ethnography in the Dominican Republic – Spring Break My communication skills have improved immensely since my study abroad opportunity in the Dominican Republic. I have always been a very articulate person, but I saw myself using mu non-verbal more since there was a language barrier. If I…