You Don’t Have To Love It.

Mattie Kirby Major: Exercise Science Focus on Health Care: Summer School Utrecht, Summer II 2017 Going into this trip I thought that I had to be in love with where I was going and what I was doing. But you know what, you don’t you can hate every second of it and kick and scream…

Thankful

Miranda McDowell Major: Health Education: Community Education and Health Across China Summer I, 2017 I have been back in the United States for a little over a month after my study abroad trip to China to study its education system. We were in China for two weeks where we traveled to Beijing, Shenyang, and Hohhot,…

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…

10 Things You Should Know Before Traveling to Italy

Sydney Juncaj Major: Textile and Apparel Studies- Merchandising Florence University of the Arts , Summer I 2017 I’ve been having the time of my life in the most breathtaking country in Europe. The food, wine, architecture, and fashion are one of a kind and you must experience this beautiful culture at least once in your lifetime….

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…

Always Stay Humble and Kind

Meriah Putnam Major: Integrated Supply Management Business and Culture in the Dominican Republic Summer I, 2017 I think the song “Humble and Kind” by Tim McGraw has the perfect message for everyone, especially when you are traveling abroad to places that are less well off than your own country. Traveling to the Dominican Republic has…

China… HERE I COME!

Miranda McDowell Major: Health Education: Community Education and Health Across China Summer I, 2017 It’s hard to believe I am leaving for China in two short days! It feels like the time has flown by in preparation for the trip and I know the time will fly by even faster while I am there. My…

It Wasn’t Beautiful Until it Felt Like Home

Sarah Keizer German and Tourism & Travel Bonn University, Germany Spring Semester 2017 I had seen all the pictures before, of the great beautiful canary yellow Hauptgebäude, of the Rhine River and the great Cathedral of Cologne, and wondered when it would be my turn to witness it myself, to stand where history stood. When…

In and Out of Stockholm

Keagan Gay Major: Public Relations Minors: Sociology, Global & International Studies, and Journalism Program: Stockholm University, Sweden Everyone has that dream of traveling the world: to see and embrace new cultures and meet new people! I have been blessed with that opportunity during my study abroad and have fully taken advantage of it. Being able…

Hiroshima

Darcy Boyea English and Japanese major Doshisha University, Japan Academic Year 2016-2017 My parents just flew in and will be here for about a weak and a half, and I’m very excited to be able to not only spend some time with them, but also show them around the country I’ve grown to love so…

First Culture Shocks in Argentina

Jordyn Mott Majors: Spanish Education & English Education Spring 2017 Semester in Buenos Aires, Argentina Platform shoes. Everyone is wearing them. To me, they are hideous. But they are everywhere. Even some with fringes. On young and old people. I’m either going to leave this country wearing them or hating them. Greenery. It’s a big…

4 Things I Wish I Could Pack in My Suitcase

Lauren Kondalski Majors: Marketing & Criminal Justice Paderno del Grappa, Italy As I sit on the plane waiting for take off I have complied a short list of things I couldn’t fit in my suitcase, but wished I could. My boyfriend As cliché as this number one thing is, it’s so true. I wish I…