Getting Dad On Board to Go Abroad

Carly Baldwin Majors: Health Education: Community Education and Health Across China Summer I, 2017 I have always enjoyed traveling.  My first time out of the country was when I was eleven and I went without my parents.  I went to Europe with my grandpa and while my mom was really excited, my dad was not. …

Peer Pressure Made Me Do It

Taylor Graham Major: Advertising and Promotion Business and Culture in the Dominican Republic Summer I, 2017 I am a mere three days away from embarking on the adventure of a lifetime in the Dominican Republic. As I sit in my room with clothes, shoes, toiletries, and important documents scattered everywhere, I can’t help but think of…

A Transfer, a Change of Major, and an Opportunity

Katie LaBelle Major: Geography Amazonia: Culture and Environment, Brazil Summer I, 2017 So here I am, less than 24 hours before I take the day long trip to Miami and then to Manaus, Brazil. And now I’m sitting in my hotel room, my boyfriend’s sitting next to me playing games on his phone and telling me…

What’s To Worry About…?

Meriah Putnam Major: Integrated Supply Management Business and Culture in the Dominican Republic Summer I, 2017 What is little ole 4’9″ me worried about studying abroad in the Dominican Republic? I think honestly, my two biggest worries are not speaking the language and whether or not my seasonal allergies will be the death of me. For…

School in a Beautiful Land

Jack Fuller Majors: Accountancy and Spanish Buenos Aires, Argentina, Spring 2017 In coming to Buenos Aires, I did not think the school would be much different than the classes that I had taken in the United States.  However, I could not have been more wrong.  Most of the differences are not good or bad, but…

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…

All the Reasons to Just Go

McKayla Marcola Major: Business German Business and Culture, Germany Summer I short-term, faculty-led course As a business marketing student with a minor in management, I wanted to go on a study abroad program that would not only give me personal life experience while visiting another country, but would also give me the business experience that I can use when…

The First of May

Kelsey Ennis Major: History and German Bonn University, Spring 2017 Here in Germany, the first of May is not just Labor Day, but a day of celebration, tokens of love, and protesting. This past Monday I didn’t have class at the University or work at my internship. Like most other Germans, I had the day…

So many things to look forward to

Natalie Witham Major: Business German Business and Culture, Germany Summer I short-term, faculty-led course There are a million things to do when you travel. Some people dream of  traveling to France to sit under the Eiffel tower and be kissed, walk across the Great Wall of China, visit the “8 Wonders of the World”, or…

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….

Recollections of Besançon

Kyle Van Krimpen Major: French and Spanish Besançon, France Program Januray 2nd, 2016. I’m looking out into the night air from within the metal bird that has carried me over the sea. The streets of Dublin sprawl out in massive curls of light and activity, a web designed by the weaving hands of eons gone…