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….

Experiencing Culture Shock

Kelsey Ennis Major: History and German Bonn University, Spring 2017 It’s gone over in our orientation courses about how the first day, week, or even month will be as a honeymoon. After the honeymoon there will be a decrease in interest to do things, a frustration with everything around you that’s different and an intense…

It Wasn’t Beautiful Until it Felt Like Home

Sarah Keizer German and Tourism & Travel Bonn University, Germany Spring Semester 2017 I had seen all the pictures before, of the great beautiful canary yellow Hauptgebäude, of the Rhine River and the great Cathedral of Cologne, and wondered when it would be my turn to witness it myself, to stand where history stood. When…

Two Weeks Abroad in Italy

Lauren Kondalski Majors: Marketing & Criminal Justice Paderno del Grappa, Italy “What have I gotten myself into?” My first thought upon my immediate arrival at the Instituto Flilipin. Let me talk about the major differences I have noticed between the Italian lifestyle and the American lifestyle. Bathroom: First of all, there does not necessarily need…

First Culture Shocks in Argentina

Jordyn Mott Majors: Spanish Education & English Education Spring 2017 Semester in Buenos Aires, Argentina Platform shoes. Everyone is wearing them. To me, they are hideous. But they are everywhere. Even some with fringes. On young and old people. I’m either going to leave this country wearing them or hating them. Greenery. It’s a big…

Don’t be afraid to try new things!

Maheen Gill Undergraduate graduate summer 2016- Organizational Communication Summer 2016- July through August La Universidad de Cantabria- Santander, Spain Spanish conversation, Spanish grammar, Spanish history and culture When the thought of studying abroad ever came to my mind, I just thought that it wasn’t “for me”.  I didn’t think that I was qualified, experienced, brave…