My Travels In Greece.

Name: Ciara Larson Major: Public History Western Roots of Interior Design-Greek Influence, Summer I 2017. Describe how your Study Abroad experience has enhanced your academic pursuits: Greece was an amazing place. The culture was so relaxed and friendly, and the city streets were more beautiful than any street I had seen in the US. I…

Photo Blog From Utrecht

Mattie Kirby Major: Exercise Science Focus on Health Care: Summer School Utrecht, Summer II 2017 Mattie Kirby just went on the Focus on Health Care summer program in Utrecht, Netherlands for two months. This program is geared toward healthcare majors like nursing, occupational therapy, Aging studies, Exercise science, like Mattie, and much more. The courses…

Thankful

Miranda McDowell Major: Health Education: Community Education and Health Across China Summer I, 2017 I have been back in the United States for a little over a month after my study abroad trip to China to study its education system. We were in China for two weeks where we traveled to Beijing, Shenyang, and Hohhot,…

Furla Fever

Sydney Juncaj Major: Textile and Apparel Studies- Merchandising Florence University of the Arts , Summer I 2017 After a very long and exhausting journey, I’m finally home within the States. My journey home consisted of 48 hours without sleep, 22 hours of actual travel and a very jetlagged me. I traveled on four separated flights and…

The Greatest Difference Between Class & Study Abroad

Natalie Witham Major: Advertising & Promotion German Business and Culture, Germany Summer I 2017 Education has been the same in the United States for centuries. Even when my great grandparents went to school it was taught the same. We had a pencil and paper with a teacher standing in front of us teaching us about…

The Return Home

Rebecca Shaefer Graphic Design Major Book Arts in Europe, Summer I 2017 While studying in Europe, one major cultural difference to adjust to was a language barrier. The only person in our group who could speak Italian was Jeff, our faculty leader. While a large amount of the population spoke English, not everyone did and not…

5 Things I Learned While Abroad

Keagan Gay Major: Public Relations Minors: Sociology, Global & International Studies, and Journalism Program: Stockholm University, Sweden Have confidence in yourself Before I left for Sweden, I was terrified…stepping on that plane in Chicago was the scariest thing I’ve done in a long time. I kept telling myself that I can do this. I can…

The Time of My Life

Megan Eiswerth Major: Graphic Design Book Arts in Europe, Summer I 2017 After spending the past 29 days abroad, I’m returning to the United States a completely changed, inspired, compassionate (and extremely jetlagged) person. I have walked hundreds of miles down the streets of foreign cities, navigating by luck and intuition. I have seen thousands…

Getting Dad On Board to Go Abroad

Carly Baldwin Majors: Health Education: Community Education and Health Across China Summer I, 2017 I have always enjoyed traveling.  My first time out of the country was when I was eleven and I went without my parents.  I went to Europe with my grandpa and while my mom was really excited, my dad was not. …

Recollections of Besançon

Kyle Van Krimpen Major: French and Spanish Besançon, France Program Januray 2nd, 2016. I’m looking out into the night air from within the metal bird that has carried me over the sea. The streets of Dublin sprawl out in massive curls of light and activity, a web designed by the weaving hands of eons gone…

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…