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…

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….

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…