You Can’t Get By with Franglais Here

Teresa Turner Film, Video, & Media Studies Lyon Summer Program, France, Summer II 2017 I open my eyes from a very short nap on a 9 hour flight to see the beautiful French country side far below me. The people sitting near me on the plane probably thought I was crazy when they saw the…

What I Discovered Without WiFi

Amber Burbon Major: Marketing Summer II Lyon Program, 2017 It’s Sunday afternoon, and I’m sitting in my bedroom in the apartment of my host family.  We live in the center of Lyon in a neighborhood called Place Bellacour.  My commute to university is a short 5 minute walk, and I live one street over from…

New Beginnings in Spain

Courtney Bergstrom Majors: Speech Pathology and Audiology Universidad de Cantabria, Spain, Summer II, 2017 I will be completing my study abroad program in Santander, Spain! I choose this destination because it was the perfect time for me to go on my abroad adventure. I love the beach and summer, so what better way to spend my…

The Greatest Difference Between Class & Study Abroad

Natalie Witham Major: Advertising & Promotion German Business and Culture, Germany Summer I 2017 Education has been the same in the United States for centuries. Even when my great grandparents went to school it was taught the same. We had a pencil and paper with a teacher standing in front of us teaching us about…

How I Chose Health Care in the Netherlands

Emma Mrofchak Major: Health Education: Community Focus on Healthcare, Utrecht, Netherlands, Summer II 2017 The summer after my Sophomore Year of College, I studied abroad in South Africa with Dr. Bensley. This trip changed my life. I saw everything in a new perspective afterwards. The entire trip offered so many moments that completely took my…

Classes, Exercising, Laundry, and Grocery Shopping in Cape Town

Marshall Lewis Advertising Major University of Cape Town, South Africa Spring Semester 2017 The love for this country continues to grow everyday and now that I have been in South Africa for three months and I feel very much at home, I take notice to some things that may have been different when I first…

How To Have The Best Time in Germany Without Free Water

McKayla Marcola Major: Business German Business and Culture, Germany Summer I short-term, faculty-led course Now that I am back in the United States I have had some time to reflect on my experience abroad. Starting with what I packed for my month long abroad experience. For the Germany study aboard trip we were only allowed…

How I Chose My Program

Rebecca Shaefer Graphic Design Major Book Arts in Europe, Summer I 2017 May 2, 2017  I have half a month until departure time for Europe and the fact that I’m going and it’s actually happening is finally setting in. With finals week out of the way and a sudden end of incoming homework I have…

Observations in Germany

Natalie Witham Major: Advertising & Promotion German Business and Culture, Germany Summer I 2017 Since I  arrived in Germany, there have been many culture differences. From the food, human gestures, the fashion, restaurant service and even the bathroom experiences. Germany has two foods, bread and sausage. Of course there are other things to eat but…

School in a Beautiful Land

Jack Fuller Majors: Accountancy and Spanish Buenos Aires, Argentina, Spring 2017 In coming to Buenos Aires, I did not think the school would be much different than the classes that I had taken in the United States.  However, I could not have been more wrong.  Most of the differences are not good or bad, but…

The Halfway Mark

Sydney Foster Business and Spanish Majors Buenos Aires, Argentina Midterms approached quicker than I expected. This semester feels like it’s flying by. Midterms are nothing like they are in the states. I don’t know if it’s because all of the classes are taught in Spanish and they know that there are more barriers and we…

How to Cape Town: Budget, Side trips, Food, and More

Marshall Lewis Advertising Major University of Cape Town, South Africa Spring Semester 2017 Howzit, This is the typical greeting when you talk to someone in Cape Town. I have been having the time of my life here and I am very excited to write about it and motivate others to study abroad and definitely think…