I grew up in a town big enough that I had an exaggerated idea of what a “small town” looked like (something like Mayberry in the Andy Griffith Show), but also knew very well that I didn’t live in a “city.” I laugh whenever I hear someone at OU mention that they are from Akron… Read More Breaking Out of Your Comfort Zone
Booking flights can be intimidating. There are hundreds of companies and it is difficult to compare for the best deal. After paying for your program in full, the last thing you want to do is fork out an arm and a leg for airfare. I want to share some tips that I use every time… Read More Tips on Flying Cheap
One week, 10 days, a month, a semester, a full academic year: there’s no “right” time limit for how long you spend abroad. Studying abroad is a very flexible experience, and each experience looks completely different for each person. The first time I went abroad, I spent a full semester studying. My time in my… Read More Making the Most of Your Short-Term Experience
Get excited, because the Global Opportunities Fair returns on Monday, September 16th! We’ll be in Baker Ballroom from 11-4, where students can explore over 50 tables of global programs, affiliate providers, and travel resources. If you have any interest in studying, volunteering, or interning abroad, the GOFair is the best way for you to explore… Read More GO Global at this year’s Global Opportunities Fair!
Spring break is ONE WEEK AWAY! We are thrilled to be sending over 200 students around the world, and we want to make sure you’re all prepared! I asked people around our office what essential items to pack for a short study away program, and they did not disappoint. Check out some of their must-have… Read More Spring Break Essentials
As an experienced vacationer, I was pretty comfortable knowing what to pack, how to be organized for air travel, and how to budget to maximize fun on a trip. However, my first time venturing outside the country without the safety net of my parents’ presence was quite a different experience. Yes, the freedom was fun… Read More Tips for the Solo Traveler
Traveling is a magical experience in life. In fact, It is my biggest obsession. However, there is a major downside – the damages to our earth associated with it. I am not saying everyone has to stop traveling, but I do believe we need to make smarter choices when we are. Being environmentally conscious while… Read More Being Sustainable While Abroad