Getting into the Swing of Things

Chloe Childs Major: Advertising Novancia Business School, Paris, France Public transportation has always stressed me out a little bit. Prior to living in Paris, I had only used the metro in Chicago a few times and the bus system in Kalamazoo, once or twice. Using the metro or bus system in Paris is an absolute…

My First Day in Africa

Alexis Lenderman Majors: Entrepreneurship and Nonprofit Leadership University of Cape Town, South Africa After a 3-day layover in London (which was supposed to be an 11-hour layover because we missed our flight), we finally made it to Cape Town! Once we got off the plane we tried to figure out how to get to our…

Six Miles A Day

Lindsey Tersigni John Cabot University- Rome, Italy Major: Interdisciplinary Health Services I can’t believe it’s already November! Where has the time gone? It seems like August was only last week; and here I am today now  into my last full month abroad! Rome is (knock on wood) gorgeous compared to my Midwest November, for the…

Rush Hour

Roqhaelle Parr-Besemer Heredia, Costa Rica though ISA Major: Advertising and Promotion Growing up in a major city, I thought I knew traffic. Rush hour on I-75 is horrible, but it`s nothing compared to the traffic in Costa Rica. I am actually outside of San Jose, but the roads are crazy. There is no such thing…

If It Feels Right, Go Left

Amanda Foster Swinburne Institute of Technology, Melbourne, Australia Major: Management Everything here feels opposite and it’s more than just winter in July. The first thing to stick out after my plane landed was that people were driving on the wrong side of the road. Not only were cars driving in the left-side lane, but also…

Controlled Chaos

By: Kate Williamson Major: Special Education Cultural Connections in Senegal: Causes of Globalization and Consequences on Systems A common thought as we have traveled around the city of Dakar and other places around Senegal is that everything here is a whole lot of “controlled chaos”. I really mean everything. In the markets vendors are packed…

Wide Eyed and Stunned

By: Jessica Harris Major: Art The Italian Journey After flying ten hours, running through two very large airports and sleeping less than 2 hours total, a foreign country (and the promise of a bed) is a lot more dreamlike than you can imagine. Rachel and I landed safely in Florence, Italy around 9:30am with heavy…