The Halfway Mark

Sydney Foster Business and Spanish Majors Buenos Aires, Argentina Midterms approached quicker than I expected. This semester feels like it’s flying by. Midterms are nothing like they are in the states. I don’t know if it’s because all of the classes are taught in Spanish and they know that there are more barriers and we…

The Magic of Cape Town

Marshall Lewis Advertising Major University of Cape Town, South Africa Spring Semester 2017 Hello from Cape Town! I have been living in Cape Town, South Africa for almost two months now and I still cannot believe it. The experiences I have been having are incredible on a day-to-day basis and the people that I have…

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…

Chanko-Nabe

Darcy Boyea English and Japanese major Doshisha University, Japan Academic Year 2016-2017 On Friday, February 24th, my parents and I joined my mom’s friend and a group she (my mom’s friend belongs to) for a dinner course called chanko-nabe (ちゃんこ鍋). It’s a traditional sumo wrestler food, so, as you would expect, it’s a lot of…

Growing Up in Spanish

Lauren Smith Major: Occupational Therapy Spring 2017 Community Health and Permaculture in Guatemala My study abroad trip to Guatemala was one of the best personal growth experiences I’ve ever had. I knew a lot of Spanish before going on this trip but I was always better at understanding the language than speaking it because I was…

How to Study Abroad in South America (On a Budget)

Jordyn Mott Majors: Spanish Education & English Education Spring 2017 Semester in Buenos Aires, Argentina A few pointers for studying abroad in South America on the cheap. Travel by Bus Bus Travel in South America is not like bus travel in the US. For long distances at least, the buses are two levels and include…

A Whole New Palate

Jack Fuller Majors: Accountancy and Spanish Buenos Aires, Argentina, Spring 2017 The food in Argentina has been a much larger change than I originally suspected it would be, but not in a bad way.  I had not really understood how much of an influence Europe had on the city of Buenos Aires, especially on their…

Typical Costa Rican Food

Zander Bunner Public Relations Major Veritas University, Costa Rica Spring Semester 2017 After finally deciding on Costa Rica to be the country I would study in, I began to think of what I might expect as I was there. One thing I was excitedly awaiting was tons of fresh tropical fruit that is grown in…

Good Eats in Stockholm

Keagan Gay Major: Public Relations Minors: Sociology, Global & International Studies, and Journalism Program: Stockholm University, Sweden I love trying new things. I am all up for new experiences, activities, meeting new people and most of all, trying new food! Since I have been in Stockholm I have had the chance to go out to…

Journey into Uncharted Territory

Jack Fuller Majors: Accountancy and Spanish Buenos Aires, Argentina, Spring 2017 Going to Buenos Aires, I had no idea what it would actually be like.  Of course I had my expectations, but there was no way to be certain when I actually arrived.  For example, upon arrival, there was far less water than I expected. …

Two Weeks Abroad in Italy

Lauren Kondalski Majors: Marketing & Criminal Justice Paderno del Grappa, Italy “What have I gotten myself into?” My first thought upon my immediate arrival at the Instituto Flilipin. Let me talk about the major differences I have noticed between the Italian lifestyle and the American lifestyle. Bathroom: First of all, there does not necessarily need…

A “Traditional Indian Welcome”

The India Gateway Program officially began on Sunday morning with a “Traditional Indian Welcome.” That included receiving a garland of flowers and a red dot between the eyes. The ceremony continued with the Lighting of the Lamp. The presences of light is important because it symbolizes knowledge and the absence of darkness, grief and unhappiness….