Here’s to Not “No”ing

Annika Ehrig Major: Spanish and Sales and Business Marketing CIMBA, Fall 2018 Gate Attendant: “Are you Ehrig?!” Me: “Yes?” Gate Attendant: “You’d better run! They’re closing the doors NOW!” This is exactly how I boarded my first flight to study abroad. The flight that I thought was 10:40 pm Chicago time was actually 9:40 pm…

Coffee and Comfort Zones

Morgan Haskins Major: Graphic and Printing Sciences Book Arts in Italy, Summer I, 2018 It’s been a little over a month since I’ve come back from my study abroad trip in Italy, and I still miss it. I miss the art classes, and the friends, and definitely the food. I ate a lot of pasta…

Florence Is Every Artists Dream

Morgan Haskins Major: Graphic and Printing Science Book Arts in Italy Summer I, 2018 Besides the shocking fact that I’m in Italy, studying art (how is this even real??), I would have to say that one of the most shocking elements of this trip so far has been traveling without family. Up until now, I…

Talk about bucket list goals

Morgan Haskins Sophomore: Graphic & Printing Science Book Arts in Italy,  Summer I, 2018   I’ve spent the last few hours preparing for my first ever study abroad trip, and it still doesn’t seem real. I’ve wanted to study abroad basically my whole life, and to be able to study something I’m passionate about while…

It’s All About The Art

Melina Wilcox Art Major Studio Art College International, Spring 2018 Florence is an amazing city for an art student to study abroad. The sheer amount of art that saturates this city is astounding. And it isn’t surprising; Florence has been a haven for artists for centuries—Michelangelo, da Vinci, Botticelli. In a country known for the…

90% Vegan

Melina Wilcox Art Major Studio Art College International, Spring 2018 Before leaving to study abroad in Italy, I’d been a dedicated vegan for nearly half a year. I decided that once I arrived in Italy, I would give up the lifestyle and introduce eggs and dairy back into my diet—never meat though, that is a…

Dealing With Real Life Issues

Melina Wilcox Art Major Studio Art College International, Florence Italy, Spring 2018    When you go off to study abroad, you get an idea that your experience will be a break from your real life—that living in another country will be somehow easier or that problems you have to deal with as a burgeoning adult won’t…

There’s a Big Difference Being a Bronco Abroad

Deon Mixon Graphic Design Major Book Arts in Europe, Summer I 2017 If I could say “It was just so amazing” a thousand times and not annoy anyone for doing that, I would. This study abroad experience was truly stellar, and I am so glad to have made the decision to go. What mattered most…

Unique Experiences In Europe

Madeline Galer Photography and Intermedia Major Book Arts in Europe, summer I 2017 Our daily life was very different than back in the states. One major difference between life here and life in Europe was how much walking you would do in one day. Cars and taxis weren’t very common in the cities we visited…

Don’t Worry, I’ll Be Back.

Melina Wilcox Major: Sculpture Minor: Art History Book Arts in Europe, Summer I 2017 I arrived home from Europe sooner than I was expecting. When you’re abroad, time moves in strange ways – days feel longer because they’re full and busy with adventures, learning, and absorbing foreign culture. Yet, since you’re unencumbered by routine and…