Student Blogs

Spain: Pre-Departure: “Are You Ready Yet?!” by Liza Alter Are you ready yet?! So, heads up – studying abroad will be the most time consuming, taxing thing you will do (although, so I hear, the best). For me, it has been amplified by the stress of my everyday… Continue Reading →

France: Arrival: “Home Sweet Home in Grenoble” by Libby Babb

Home Sweet Home in Grenoble Well, here I am! I arrived in Grenoble, France a little over a week and a half ago, and what an adventure it’s been already. To start out, I’d like to say that jet lag is… Continue Reading →

The Netherlands: “Pre-Departure” by Ellis Thomson

Netherlands: Pre-Departure: What are your goals for your international experience? Greetings. It is I, Ellis Theodore of the house of Thomson. These letters, words, and sentences are the beginnings of a blog I am sharing for my six months of… Continue Reading →

Taiwan: ISEP Exchange: Pre-Departure: “Hey Taiwan” by Molly O’Meara hey taiwan this is me, my thoughts, my experiences during my year abroad in taiwan The First Entry I started packing to move across the world at midnight last night. That gave me approximately nine hours to pack up… Continue Reading →

France: Pre-Departure: “Up, Up, and Away…Almost.” by Libby Babb Up, Up, and Away… Almost. A view of Grenoble In less than 24hours I’ll be on a plane, flying away to a country I’ve never been to, getting ready to spend the next four months out of my comfort zone… Continue Reading →

Germany & England: Post Program Reflection: “An Ending and a Beginning” by Joyia Squires

An Ending and a Beginning Was kommt als Nächstes? A few weeks have passed since I landed back in the U.S. with a powerful jet lag numbing my mind. Looking back on my summer abroad is like remembering a vivid… Continue Reading →

Italy: Pre-Departure: “Paperwork, Jitters & Excitement, Oh My!” by Carissa Loft Pre-Departure: Paperwork, Jitters and Excitement- Oh, my! (Me jumping out of B’ham!) Hello! My name is Carissa Loft and I am a senior at Western Washington University starting Fall 2017. I am majoring in Sociology and minoring in Psychology…. Continue Reading →

Cuba: Pre-Departure: “Buen Viaje: Preparing to Study in Cuba” by Questen Inghram Buen viaje: Preparing to study in Cuba A little light reading in preparation. Bug-proofing my clothes wasn’t very fun, but neither are mosquitoes.   I am looking forward to having my preconceptions challenged as I spend almost four months experiencing… Continue Reading →

Poland: End of Program: “SebiOnTheWorld” by Sebastian Zgirski

Poland So I’m in my ancestral home of Poland, visiting friends and family, and experiencing my own culture, and even a bit of history! After I had finished my study abroad in Lyon, one of the program coordinators asked me… Continue Reading →

Italy: Post Program Reflection: “Hello Florence, Its Beka” by Rebeka Carr

Ireland: End of Program: “Farewell, Ireland” by Mikayla Monroe

(Late) End of Program Blog: Farewell, Ireland Due to my final week in Ireland and my past two weeks home being super hectic and packed, I am just now writing the End of Program blog. I can still clearly recall how… Continue Reading →

Greece: Pre-Departure: “The One Where I Anxiously Wait My Departure” by Nicole Wright

The one where I anxiously wait my departure. I officially leave for Europe in 2 weeks and because of my overzealous planning I have nothing left to stress about… which is stressing me out. Not having anything left to plan… Continue Reading →

South Africa: Post Program Reflection: “Final Thoughts” by Daria Gausman Final thoughts   Now that I’ve been home a few weeks (didn’t mean to wait this long for my final post…oops), I’ve had the opportunity to reflect on my time spent in South Africa. I”m just going to respond… Continue Reading →

Germany: “Berlin and Hostels” by Sebastian Zgirski

Berlin and Hostels As I’m writing this post I’m sitting on my friend’s couch in Wrocław, Poland, trying to process everything that has occurred in the last week. Exactly a week ago I was 1365 km southwest, in Lyon, France,… Continue Reading →

Italy: End of Program: “Ciao Firenze” by Rebeka Carr

Germany: End of Program: “Ich Vermisse Euch Schon” by Joyia Squires

Ich vermisse euch schon July 28, 2017 Ich habe mein Herz in Heidelberg verloren. I’ve arrived at the end of my time studying here in Germany. I’m having a hard time processing the fact that my next stop is England…. Continue Reading →

Germany: Pre Departure: “Goals” by Elizabeth Moorhead

Pre-Departure: Goals July 25, 2017 Germany “Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end.” –Marcus Annaeus Seneca The eve of our departure is quickly approaching, and as always, there is just one more thing to be finished before we… Continue Reading →

South Africa: End of Program: “Totsiens, South Africa!” by Daria Gausman Totsiens, South Africa!   Totsiens means “goodbye” in Afrikaans, but I suppose “until next time” is what I’m really hoping for. These past couple of weeks have been absolutely amazing. Due to frantically finishing class assignments and then an… Continue Reading →

Ireland: Mid Program: “A Day in the Life at Maynooth University” by Mikayla Monroe

A Day in the Life at Maynooth University July 19, 2017 mikaylamonroe The past two days we were lucky enough to have 80-degree weather in Maynooth! My International Marketing teacher even taught our afternoon session outside. As I basked in the… Continue Reading →

Germany: “Fine Arts & Frankfurt” by Joyia Squires

Fine Arts and Frankfurt July 17, 2017 Wer braucht gute Titeln? This past weekend I got to visit some museums and go to Frankfurt with a friend. I can’t believe it’s taken me this long to do either of these… Continue Reading →

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