The Unexpected

Katie LaBelle Major: Geography Amazonia: Culture and Environment, Brazil Summer I, 2017 What can I say about Brazil? It’s been a week since I’ve arrived and I can honestly say it’s not as expected. Manuas is a big travel hub so I thought it’d be much more like Rio with all the nicer hotels and…

London is Calling!

Christina Chizmadia Major: Textile & Apparel Studies: Fashion Merchandising Minor: Event Management Program: Regents University, London UK The past month has been absolutely INSANELY UNIMAGINABLE!! I cannot even really describe just how crazy, fast-paced, incredible, fantastic, marvelous, fabulous and unbelievable my time here has been. After my first week of classes I started to feel sick…

Hello From Germany!

Kazmira Ruhland Management Major German Business and Culture Summer I short-term, faculty-led course I didn’t know what to expect when I came to Germany. I knew there were people, animals, buildings, food, plants, and water. Besides that I tried to keep an open mind. Germany is great. Instead of rambling on forever, I decided to…

In’s and Out’s of Germany So Far

Daniel Lopez Accountancy Major German Business and Culture, Germany Summer I short-term faculty-led course When I arrived to Germany I tried to exchange money at a teller however they did not want to exchange the $50 bill that I had as apparently it was “too old and worthless” my first attempt was an epic failure….

Germany: First Impressions

Juan Carlos Pastor Accountancy Major German Business and Culture, Germany Summer I short-term, faculty-led course When I first arrived to Germany, I exchanged my US Dollars at the nearest currency exchange in the airport. I was a little worried at first because I had visited the currency exchange booth but saw nobody there. So I…

First Experiences in Paderborn, Germany

Jesse Imanse Sales and Business Marketing University of Paderborn in Paderborn, Germany Spring Semester 2016 The Arrival The journey to Germany went smooth as one could hope for. None of my flights were delayed and to my surprise, I was upgraded to first class free of charge. The ample leg room and complimentary beverages made…

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…

Communication Failures

Taylor St. Louis Western Roots of Interior Design- Greek Influence Major: Interior Design For anyone traveling abroad I would recommend you take cash out to exchange when you get to your destination country. I did not- I was scared to carry that much cash on me through the airports and that was a big mistake….