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3 Ways to Embrace an International Education Experience

3 WAYS TO EMBRACE AN INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION EXPERIENCE Engaging in an international education opportunity can be a life changing experience. It means a new place with new people, maybe a new language to learn, and a new culture to soak… Continue Reading →

Spain: End of Program: “All Good Things Must Come to an End” by Alexis Mathews

All Good Things Must Come to an End As I prepare to go home I am beginning to realize that I am going to miss many things. But there are things that I have missed about the United States. The… Continue Reading →

Italy: Arrival: “Arrival – Reggio Emilia, Italy” by Carissa Loft

Arrival – Reggio Emilia, Italy Honestly, it’s taken me a while to sit down and write this post because I’ve been thinking about how I want to share my experiences, and it’s taken me some time to integrate my feelings… Continue Reading →

France: Mid Program: “La Vie Comme Une Lyonnaise” byBrenna Roach

La Vie Comme Une Lyonnaise “Life as a person from Lyon” I have officially been living in Lyon for 55 days, and I can’t help but wonder where all the time has gone? It seems like just yesterday I was… Continue Reading →

France: Pre-Departure: “The Pre-Trip Jitters Strike” by Brenna Roach

The Pre-Trip Jitters Strike Hey guys! I figured I would start this blog out now with one of my certificate posts, and a sort of introduction more than what you can find in the about. My name is Brenna, and… Continue Reading →

France: Arrival: “Settling In” by Brenna Roach

Settling In Today marks my third day officially living in Lyon, and my fourth day since leaving the United States; and let me tell you, it has been a rocky first few days. I’ve gotten lost, had to walk through… Continue Reading →

Spain: Arrival: “La Llegada a Madrid” by Alexis Mathews

La Llegada a Madrid I have been in Madrid for a little over three weeks by now. I still haven’t quite adjusted to the heat yet and the fast pace of life but I am finding a sense of rhythm… Continue Reading →

Spain: Arrival: “When in Spain, just chill out” by Liza Alter

When in Spain, just chill out It’s been 17 days since I arrived in a bus to Granada, my body full of sleep and my mind full of the chatter of strangers. The world looked blue out of the tinted… Continue Reading →

France: Post Program Reflection: “The Continuation of Something Great” by Sebastian Zgirski

The Continuation of Something Great I remember clearly, the feeling of waking up at 4am getting ready and calling a cab to pick me up from the Kraków hostel I was staying at, of how drowsy and half asleep, yet serious I… Continue Reading →

Ireland: Post Program Reflection: “Planning my Next Adventure” by Mikayla Monroe

studyabroadinirelandwithmikayla.wordpress.com/2017/09/27/post-program-planning-my-next-adventure/ Post-Program: Planning my Next Adventure   My mom, my sister, and I have a tradition whenever we leave somewhere we love. Regardless of the temperature, we go into the body of water we stayed near and dunk. Then, when we… Continue Reading →

Cuba: Arrival: “Seeing the Sights, Classes, & Hurricane Irma” by Questen Inghram

questeninghram.wordpress.com Seeing the sights, classes (briefly), and Hurricane Irma: Arriving in Havana September 23, 2017Questen My flight between Miami International Airport and Jose Martí International Airport had to be booked through a charter company, which gave rise in my head to… Continue Reading →

Israel: Post Program Reflection: “Back in the Bay” by Maytal Abramson

Back in the Bay   September 24, 2017 After 1 sleeping pill, 2 movies, 3 meals and 2 bathroom breaks, I made it back home. I knew it would be a difficult return but in all honesty, it almost feels like… Continue Reading →

Spain: Pre-Departure: “Are You Ready Yet?!” by Liza Alter

https://snoozinbutgroovin.blogspot.com/ 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

https://mollyintaiwan.tumblr.com 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

https://outthereintheworld.wordpress.com 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

https://wp.wwu.edu/bhamtoreggioemilia/ 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

questeninghram.wordpress.com 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 →

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