Finding accommodations abroad seems like a daunting task, but it doesn’t have to be so stressful. Here’s some tips and tricks to help you find your home away from home! Research your destination beforehand to see what forms of travel and lodging are normally available in that location. Finding a place to stay in a… Read More Tips on Housing Abroad
HOUdy Bobcats! I’m Ryan Kline and I’m a Senior Peer Advisor at the Office of Global Opportunities. This is my second year on the advising team and I am so excited to connect more Bobcats with amazing study away programs. I am a senior here at OHIO majoring in History with a minor in Geography. With… Read More Meet Ryan: an OGO Peer Advisor
You may have heard of the term “Cultural Adjustment Curve.” Essentially, it’s a theory on the different emotions one will feel when immersed in a foreign culture. I haven’t experienced the full curve yet although my first month in Ecuador has definitely had its ups and downs. At first everything is new, exciting and you… Read More Beginnings of the “Cultural Adjustment Curve” in Cuenca, Ecuador
With Homecoming just around the corner, the Office of Global Opportunities reached out to a few alumni who had one or more global experiences during their undergraduate studies. Following the theme of Homecoming 2015: “Same Bricks, Different Stories,” all the Bobcat world travelers we talked to had one thing in common: their individual global experiences… Read More OHIO Alumni Share Success from Experiences Abroad
It’s day 22 of my study abroad and I have yet to receive my luggage. The airline had one job: deliver my luggage to Florence safe and sound. The best part is the airline has NO IDEA where it is (or so they say). Either way, when this happened to people I know I thought,… Read More What to Do When You Go Abroad, but Your Luggage Doesn’t
I didn’t realize until I booked my trip that preparing for your trip abroad includes much more than just your list of items to pack. This is an important concept to get a hold of. This summer I am doing the Global Consulting Program in Pecs, Hungary. The group I have come with had planned… Read More How to prepare for your trip 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.