Observations in Germany

Natalie Witham Major: Business German Business and Culture, Germany Summer I 2017 Since I  arrived in Germany, there have been many culture differences. From the food, human gestures, the fashion, restaurant service and even the bathroom experiences. Germany has two foods, bread and sausage. Of course there are other things to eat but I am…

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…

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,…

What’s To Worry About…?

Meriah Putnam Major: Integrated Supply Management Business and Culture in the Dominican Republic Summer I, 2017 What is little ole 4’9″ me worried about studying abroad in the Dominican Republic? I think honestly, my two biggest worries are not speaking the language and whether or not my seasonal allergies will be the death of me. For…

School in a Beautiful Land

Jack Fuller Majors: Accountancy and Spanish Buenos Aires, Argentina, Spring 2017 In coming to Buenos Aires, I did not think the school would be much different than the classes that I had taken in the United States.  However, I could not have been more wrong.  Most of the differences are not good or bad, but…

Culture Shock: An Eye Opener

Keagan Gay Major: Public Relations Minors: Sociology, Global & International Studies, and Journalism Program: Stockholm University, Sweden Culture shock is an interesting concept. Before I went abroad, I assumed that my culture shock would simply be trying to orient myself in a new city, and be aware that I am a long ways from home….

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…

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…

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…

When You Just Want to Get Your Eyebrows Waxed but Spanish is Hard

Sydney Foster Spanish and Sales and Business Marketing Majors Buenos Aires, Argentina The no-talking-allowed simulation they make you play in orientation is no joke. I went to get my eyebrows waxed for the first time in Argentina, so I could stop looking like Chewbacca and more like myself, and there were massive communication boundaries. In…

Wanderlust

Brittney Wojcik Major: Marketing Minors: Textile and Apparel Merchandising & Spanish Program: CIMBA, Paderno del Grappa, Italy Travel is one of the greatest opportunities study abroad has to offer, and one of the top reasons I chose to take a semester in Italy. During my weekends, I have had the opportunities to travel to Bassano…