By: Lindsey Barrett, Peer Advisor in the Office of Global Opportunities, Beijing DISCLAIMER: Your first time abroad without your family is going to have some stressful times. Some would even say that it can be scary. I’m here to tell you that is perfectly normal. If you are stepping outside of your comfort zone, you are… Read More The Two Biggest Things I Wish I Would Have Known
By: Brandon Brooks, Peer Advisor in the Office of Global Opportunities, Chubu University 14-15 academic year The spirit of traveling abroad is much more easily accessible to those who do not let their sense of pride prevent them from experiencing new, different, and often valuable perspectives of the outside world. Although I spent months planning… Read More Hands Off the Tummy: A Lesson in Pride and Study Abroad
Even though I’ve been home from my semester abroad for about eight months now, I still miss it everyday. And it doesn’t help that I am having dreams every night that I’m still walking down via Faenza to my favorite panini shop. Most people say that when you study abroad you will go through culture… Read More Life after Florence… The struggle is real.
I believe the surest way to ensure your academic success in college is through at least one education abroad experience. I am proof of this. Having the drive and curiosity and ambition required to study abroad are all markers of your own ability for achievement. But perhaps more important than all of this is taking… Read More Why education abroad makes you a better student
Claire Bens is a junior at Ohio University, majoring in political and global studies, focusing on peace and war. Claire is currently studying in Hyderabad, India at the Universidad Hyderabad. How was study abroad? What was your favorite part? Are you glad to be back? These are the questions I will be facing when I come home and… Read More What Now? by Claire Bens
Lindsey Spanner is a sophomore studying Communication Studies and Spanish while also pursuing the Writing Certificate. Follow her travels as she visits Toledo, Spain for 10 weeks during Spring Quarter. She can also be found on Twitter, @ListenToLindsey. It is so hard to believe that my stay here in Toledo is coming to a close. … Read More Finally Feeling Like a True Toledano
Kaitlyn Richert is a sophomore double majoring in magazine journalism and informational graphics/publication design, with a minor in Spanish. She is studying abroad in Toledo, Spain for winter quarter 2012. People always use the expression “walk a mile in their shoes” and that is what I’ve been doing for the past 2.5 months. I am… Read More How it feels to be a foreigner