Returning from Senegal

Audra DeRidder Major: Special Education and Elementary Education: Learning Disabilities and Emotional Impairments K-12 Program: Cultural Connections in Senegal Senegal, West Africa was a truly amazing and eye opening experience. Traveling across the world and living in another culture gave me the opportunity to build new connections and gain a better understanding of our world….

Conquering Fears One Adventure at A Time

Dana Waddell Major: Behavioral Science Major Program: Spanish in Quito, Ecuador Over my last two weekends abroad I was able to travel to two very different areas of Ecuador. During my fifth week of the program I traveled to San Cristóbal Island in the Galapagos with five of the girls on my program, and my…

A Reflection: Being Grateful For My Experiences Abroad

Dana Waddell Major: Behavioral Science Major Program: Spanish in Quito,Ecuador My time in Ecuador has impacted my life in numerous ways. I was completely immersed in the Ecuadorian culture the minute I was welcomed by my host family at the airport. They welcomed me with open arms and I spent a great amount of time…

A Pinnacle Time to Study Abroad

Sarah Trumbull Major: Graphic Design Program: The Book of Arts in Italy “When you live in a country that’s only been formally established for a little over two hundred years, it comes to you as a starking contrast when you visit somewhere like Europe. Europe is western culture similar to our own, but different just…

Thank you Italy

Kayla Battle Major: Graphic Design Program: The Book of Arts in Italy Thank you Florence For welcoming me With wide open arms At the start of my journey As soon as I arrived I felt right at home In this brand new place Whose streets I’d roam Thank you Cornuda And your beautiful skies Your…

Brainstorming Intaglio Prints

Nicole Wetzel Major: Graphic Design Program: The Book of Arts in Italy We spent our last week abroad in Venice, where we worked with the Scuola Internazionale di Grafica. After settling into our apartments and spending some time checking out the city, we met at the studio to begin our project. Our first day was…

Grading in My Favor

Pamela Gudobba Majors: Japanese and Global International Studies Program: Ritsumeikan University, Japan Exams in Japan were definitely not what I expected them to be. Leading into exam season, I assumed I would have a lot of late-night study sessions where I tried to memorize the intimidating amount of the vocabulary and kanji I had been…

Money is everything right

Maddie Burda Major: Public Relations Program: Religion and Culture in Japan Money is everything right? Well, this is very true in Japan. Japan is a cash-based society, so I had to do some research prior to departure. With my research I found that my personal bank, Chase does currency exchange for a very low fee….

Goodbye and Hello

Hanna Fussman Major: Tourism & Travel Program: Religion and Culture in Japan One thing I never managed to do after my study abroad in Germany was write a final article about it. I could never quite find the words to say goodbye to the place that became a second home. When you study abroad for…

Learning to Navigate Public Transit: The Struggles of a Small Town Girl

Eden Vansicklen Major: Food and Consumer Package Goods Marketing Program: Business & Culture in Germany After about two weeks of being in Germany, I have had to use public transportation quite a bit. My program is faculty led, so public transportation is essentially written in the itinerary every day. I come from small town in…

LATE NIGHTS & EARLY MORNING FLIGHTS

Erika Whithead Major: Communication studies Program:International Perspectives on Interracial Communication in Costa Rica I think we should start this post off with complete honesty, my sleep habits pre-departure are always horrible. Despite my best intentions, I never go to bed on time prior to travel. As a result, here I am, sitting at the airport…