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…

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…

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…

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…

Language Barriers Can Bring a Little Light…Sometimes

Zander Bunner Public Relations Major Veritas University, Costa Rica Spring Semester 2017 Last weekend I spent time in Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica at Rocking J’s Hostel with some friends of mine. We stayed at a beautiful art-filled hostel that sat right on the beach and I was able to rent a hammock to sleep in…

Lost on the first day

Sydney Foster Spanish and Sales and Business Marketing Majors Buenos Aires, Argentina There is absolutely no way to perfectly describe the first day of a study abroad experience. You’re flooded with so many emotions within the first day, and sorting them out can seem like a job of it’s own. The minute you step off…

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. …

Elections, Bartering, and Communication in Ghana

Guest Writer: Stephanie Vernier Majors: Food/CPG Marketing & Supply Chain Management Program: Business and Culture in Ghana Duration: Summer I, 2016 While studying abroad with Dr. Mumuni I got to experience what going to college in Accra, Ghana would be like from our tour of the college there. Although classes were not in session because…

First Day in India: Co-Country Learning and Ginger Strolls

We made it! We have arrived in India! Christ University welcomed us with open arms including an amazing welcoming ceremony. Our first day. Our first day has been nothing short of a success. To communicate through this blog about some of the amazing activities, it seems best to share two experiences that resemble what study abroad…

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….