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…

Meeting the Genuine People of Jordan

Jacob Kubiak Majors: Global and International Studies and the Arabic language Program: Qasid Arabic Institute, Jordan Since I departed the United States to study abroad in Jordan, I have met the nicest people in both Dubai and Amman. Not only are the people I have met incredibly friendly and helpful, but they are so genuine…

To All of the places I Have Not Been Yet

Pamela Gudobba Majors: Japanese and Global and International Studies Program: Ritsumeikan University, Japan As of today, I have 45 days left in Japan until I return home to America. While I can’t wait to see my friends and family again, I still feel like there is so much left for me to do here. One…

Hello Tokyo

Hanna Fussman Major: Tourism & Travel Program: Religion and Culture in Japan   Tokyo stole my heart. I’ve always wanted to go to Tokyo. It’s a huge city with tons to offer. There’s skyscrapers towering around you but then a temple or shrine that was built hundreds of years ago in the middle of it…

Just a Tremor

Dana Waddell Major: Behavioral Science Major Program: Spanish in Quito, Ecuador “No worries, that was just a tremor,” said my host mom after feeling my fifth one of the day yesterday night around 10 pm. If you are unfamiliar with the term, it is used for a non-earthquake seismic rubbing, and it feels like a…

Things To Do Near Daito Bunka University

Grace Gettig Majors: Japanese and Global and International Studies Program: Daito Bunka University When I was preparing to study abroad at Daito Bunka University in Saitama Prefecture, Japan, I had trouble finding any information on the area where the campus is located or what kinds of things there are to do. Well, now that I’ve…

A Post-Voyage: Best Adventures from an Exotic Place

Joseph Thompson Major: Food and CPG Marketing Program: Business & Culture Thailand I don’t even know where to begin. This journey that I had in Thailand was an experience that I will never forget. In the last week of my adventure we went to the Phi Phi Islands and Phucket and much more. Starting with…

“More Empanadas, Please.”

Dana Waddell Major: Behavioral Science Program: Spanish in Quito, Ecuador I have officially been living in Ecuador for two weeks today and I can proudly say I have made many improvements in my Spanish language skills. I am able to confidently order food without ‘surprise ingredients’ and hold brief conversations with people rather than responding…

Phi Phi Islands: The Mackinac Island of Thailand

Mike Powell Major: Management Program: Business & Culture in Thailand About 20 miles west of Phuket, Thailand is a small group of islands called Phi Phi. On May 2, 2019 my group was brought to Phi Phi Islands by speed boat. While approaching the island, I noticed there was a big harbor containing many boats…

The Best of Hokkaido, Japan

Amy Nguyen Major: Management Program: Rikkyo University One of the most famous and popular cities in Japan is Hokkaido. Hokkaido is one of Japan’s main islands, and it is famous for ski resorts, onsens (hot springs), Miso Ramen, and more. I have only seen and heard of Hokkaido from anime, Youtubers, and the internet. Luckily,…

Keys to the City: What I’ve Unlocked So Far

Hannah Vinande Major: French Program: Besancon Hey, Hannah! If you’re not in Paris, where are you? I’m in Besançon which is situated near the Swiss and German borders in France. After the first night in the city sleeping in a cute family owned hotel, it was time for my host family to pick me up….