A Quest To Find Family

Kelsey Ennis Major: History and German Bonn University, Spring 2017 Since I came to Germany I’ve been without direct access to family back home. I can skype, call, share photos on Facebook, but they’re not here. About a month before flying over though, my Grandpa reminded me that I will, in fact, have family here….

We’re ALIVE!

Sarah Keizer German and Tourism & Travel Bonn University, Germany Spring Semester 2017 There is no shortage of myths and legends in Germany. Its folktales are what attract so many people to the country, what with its many castles on forested hills, the Romantic Road…but it may be that Germany doesn’t just serve as inspiration…

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…

Why You Should Go Your Own Way

Sarah Keizer German and Tourism & Travel Bonn University, Germany Spring Semester 2017 When you study abroad, it’s not difficult to make friends. You find people who are going on the same journey as you are, and you all dream of the stunning places you can go to together. Belgium, The Netherlands, France… It’s great…

Into the Cold!

Jack Fuller Majors: Accountancy and Spanish Buenos Aires, Argentina, Spring 2017 For spring break, I decided to do the opposite of what most people do:  I went to the end of the world.  By the end of the world, I mean Ushuaia.  Ushuaia is the capital of the southernmost province of Argentina, Tierra del Fuego. …

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….

Adventures to Patagonia

Sydney Foster Spanish and Sales and Business Marketing Majors Buenos Aires, Argentina El Calafate, the Perito Moreno Glacier, and El Chalten were some of the most beautiful parts of Argentina I’ve ever seen. We took a long weekend to Patagonia, and although the flight was expensive other aspects of the trip really don’t have to…

How to Study Abroad in South America (On a Budget)

Jordyn Mott Majors: Spanish Education & English Education Spring 2017 Semester in Buenos Aires, Argentina A few pointers for studying abroad in South America on the cheap. Travel by Bus Bus Travel in South America is not like bus travel in the US. For long distances at least, the buses are two levels and include…

In and Out of Stockholm

Keagan Gay Major: Public Relations Minors: Sociology, Global & International Studies, and Journalism Program: Stockholm University, Sweden Everyone has that dream of traveling the world: to see and embrace new cultures and meet new people! I have been blessed with that opportunity during my study abroad and have fully taken advantage of it. Being able…

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…

Hiroshima

Darcy Boyea English and Japanese major Doshisha University, Japan Academic Year 2016-2017 My parents just flew in and will be here for about a weak and a half, and I’m very excited to be able to not only spend some time with them, but also show them around the country I’ve grown to love so…

Lost?

Lauren Kondalski Majors: Marketing & Criminal Justice Paderno del Grappa, Italy This past weekend we finally had the opportunity to travel outside of Paderno. Thankfully. I was incredibly naïve on the amount of effort it actually takes to successfully plan a trip, even just an overnight one. You must book your place to stay. AirBnB?…