My Travels In Greece.

Name: Ciara Larson Major: Public History Western Roots of Interior Design-Greek Influence, Summer I 2017. Describe how your Study Abroad experience has enhanced your academic pursuits: Greece was an amazing place. The culture was so relaxed and friendly, and the city streets were more beautiful than any street I had seen in the US. I…

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…

10 things that will make you talk yourself out of not studying abroad

Mattie Kirby Major: Exercise Science Focus on Health Care: Summer School Utrecht, Summer II 2017 PSA:  Everything that will scare you about studying abroad really aren’t things that should.   When I first contemplated studying abroad it wasn’t because I wanted to. In all reality, I just had 3 credits I needed filled and didn’t…

A Quest To Find Family

Kelsey Ennis Major: History and German Bonn University, Spring 2017 Since I came to Germany I’ve been without direct access to family back home. I can skype, call, share photos on Facebook, but they’re not here. About a month before flying over though, my Grandpa reminded me that I will, in fact, have family here….

So Long, Michigan

Jessica Wetzel Majors: History & Anthropology Cultural Connections in Senegal, Summer I 2017 As I wait for my flight from Miami to Dakar to begin boarding I’m reflecting on my journey so far. There are so many pieces that had to fall into place for this trip to be able to happen. If you asked…

You Mean They Don’t Speak Spanish in China…?

Carly Baldwin Majors: Early Childhood Professional & Spanish Education and Health Across China Summer I, 2017 The one thing that has shocked me was that I forgot how tough it is to not know the native language.  The past two times I’ve been out of the country have been to Ecuador and the Dominican Republic,…

Getting Dad On Board to Go Abroad

Carly Baldwin Majors: Health Education: Community Education and Health Across China Summer I, 2017 I have always enjoyed traveling.  My first time out of the country was when I was eleven and I went without my parents.  I went to Europe with my grandpa and while my mom was really excited, my dad was not. …

Recollections of Besançon

Kyle Van Krimpen Major: French and Spanish Besançon, France Program Januray 2nd, 2016. I’m looking out into the night air from within the metal bird that has carried me over the sea. The streets of Dublin sprawl out in massive curls of light and activity, a web designed by the weaving hands of eons gone…

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…

When you find your calling in Mendoza

Sydney Foster Spanish and Sales and Business Marketing Majors Buenos Aires, Argentina             I am 100% convinced that I am moving to Mendoza to become a Sommelier (the person who gives wine tours). When we first arrived in Mendoza we were exhausted, and ready for a nap, but instead we went to our first wine…

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…