When Everyone Leaves — You Wait

Jordyn Mott Majors: Spanish Education & English Education Spring 2017 Semester in Buenos Aires, Argentina As Christmas break comes to an end you slowly watch your friends head back to school, reunite with their other friends, and start their semesters. You’re excited for your trip but its not within grasp yet. It’s too soon to…

Meet the Family

Turner Slaughter Engineering Major Spanish in Quito, Ecuador I love my host family to death. They’re all such fantastic people and they have made absolutely every effort to make me feel at home while I am here. Before coming to Ecuador, one of my more minor concerns was whether or not I would like and get along…

Neuroplasticity At Its Best

Turner Slaughter Engineering Major Spanish in Quito, Ecuador I’m surrounded in every direction by the Spanish language. My host family speaks Spanish with me as often as possible. My professors teach in Spanish. My fellow students and I practice speaking Spanish with one another about as often as we speak English. The staff at all of the local…

My Unusual Family Abroad

  Chloe Childs Major: Advertising Novancia Business School, Paris, France My living situation as a study abroad student is different from most. The program I am participating in does not provide housing, so I was tasked with figuring out where I would be living. I ended up finding accommodations through AirBnB. I live in a…

My French Host Mom

Emily Chocron Marketing Aix-en-Provence, France I love my host mom! She is so giving, understanding, and just all around helpful. Every night I have dinner with her. She has set aside a couple hours a week to teach me French. We mostly speak English, but sometimes she speaks to me in French so I can…

From German to English

Ciera Hines Special Education Intern in Kaiserslautern, Germany During the Fall 2015 semester, I completed my student teaching internship at Vogelweh Elementary School in Kaiserslautern, Germany. Vogelweh Elementary School is located on one of the largest military bases in Europe. During my time overseas, I taught students with disabilities in kindergarten through second grade. In…

Department of Defense Schools

Lisa Hacker Special Education Intern at Department of Defense Schools – Germany Working in a Department of Defense School overseas has increased my compassion towards military students and their families. These kids are constantly moving to new places, starting at new schools, making new friends and getting used to their new lives, while trying to…