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,…

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…

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…

Growing, Changing, Adjusting in Argentina

Jordyn Mott Majors: Spanish Education & English Education Spring 2017 Semester in Buenos Aires, Argentina I’ve been here almost a week now and there have been a lot of adjustments. For me, one of the hardest parts has been that I am not surrounded by people who know me well. I really feed off of…

Sweden, Here I Come!

Keagan Gay Major: Public Relations Minors: Sociology, Global & International Studies, and Journalism Program: Stockholm University, Sweden How does one decide pick up from their everyday life and travel to a foreign country for months at a time? Well, for me, it was something that I had wanted to do since I was about 10…

Elections, Bartering, and Communication in Ghana

Guest Writer: Stephanie Vernier Majors: Food/CPG Marketing & Supply Chain Management Program: Business and Culture in Ghana Duration: Summer I, 2016 While studying abroad with Dr. Mumuni I got to experience what going to college in Accra, Ghana would be like from our tour of the college there. Although classes were not in session because…

December: Month 3 at Doshisha

Darcy Boyea English and Japanese major Doshisha University, Japan Academic Year 2016-2017 It’s been about three months now, and I’m realizing a year just isn’t as long as I thought it was. When I first got here, I questioned if I would be able to handle being gone for a year, and I wondered why…

India: Day Two

Abigail Bowers Marketing major India: Sustainability in the Developing World Winter break, 2016 Day two. We are now all rested up and finally starting to really look at our surroundings and take everything in. Everything is different, the food, the languages, the clothing, the climate, the air, and oh did I mention the traffic?! The…

First Day in India: Co-Country Learning and Ginger Strolls

We made it! We have arrived in India! Christ University welcomed us with open arms including an amazing welcoming ceremony. Our first day. Our first day has been nothing short of a success. To communicate through this blog about some of the amazing activities, it seems best to share two experiences that resemble what study abroad…