Experience Study Abroad: Palma de Mallorca, Spain

When many of us think about what a study abroad experience might look like, we mostly anticipate learning a lot about the singular culture that we are immersed in based on where we will be studying. But, what if you were able to learn about and immerse yourself in a bunch of different cultures whileContinue reading “Experience Study Abroad: Palma de Mallorca, Spain”

Experience Study Abroad: Lancaster, England

Whether you come from near or far, college is definitely a time to grow as an individual, and discover many things, including things about yourself.  However, sometimes we may feel that attending college close to home doesn’t allow us the full experience of self discovery, mostly because we are still familiar with our surroundings, despiteContinue reading “Experience Study Abroad: Lancaster, England”

Experience Study Abroad: Linguistic Immersion

Everyone has different reasons for studying abroad. For some, it’s a way to experience a brand new culture. For others, it’s a way to dive into their field of study in a new environment. And for others yet, it’s a way to connect with your roots. Follow along as Alejandra Flores recounts her cultural andContinue reading “Experience Study Abroad: Linguistic Immersion”

Experience Internships: A Month in Jamaica

Two of the many options that Honors students have to fulfill the experiential learning component of University Honors are studying abroad and completing an internship. But imagine if you could do both at the same time! You could have an internship in a country that is halfway across the world, and not only gain valuableContinue reading “Experience Internships: A Month in Jamaica”

Experience Study Abroad: Say “Yes” to Everything

As we begin not only a new semester but a new year, it is a common resolution to try new things and broaden our horizons. In reflecting on her recent adventures studying abroad in Tasmania, Kara Hoving provides us with a way that we might fulfill this resolution: say “yes” to everything. It may just beContinue reading “Experience Study Abroad: Say “Yes” to Everything”

Experience Study Abroad: Chronological Memory*

As we near the end of the semester, and thus the year, we wanted to share Honors Student, Amanda Allard’s, 11 month experience in France. A cultural immersion of this length allows you to really embrace the culture, and hearing her eloquent recap of her time abroad in a chronological order is enough to makeContinue reading “Experience Study Abroad: Chronological Memory*”

Experience Study Abroad: Pau, France

There’s nothing like being alone in a new country to force you to step out of your comfort zone. While navigating a new city may seem daunting at first, it forces you to be independent and self-reliant. Through this process, you can also discover a lot about yourself, and grow as both a thinker and asContinue reading “Experience Study Abroad: Pau, France”

Experience Study Abroad: I Can Hear the Bagpipes

Studying abroad is an experience unlike anything else; just ask any student who has done it. It is one of those things that can be scary and intimidating, but it is also something that you can basically only do while at college. Since hearing different people’s accounts can help give you the courage to tryContinue reading “Experience Study Abroad: I Can Hear the Bagpipes”

Aussie Quest: a Student Abroad in Newcastle, Australia

My Aussie Quest One-hundred-and-forty-two days. That’s how long I spent living in Newcastle, Australia. It was more than enough time but not enough. It is difficult to describe how a place came to have such an effect on me in only that time. The people, the landscapes, the weather, the food, and the experiences allContinue reading “Aussie Quest: a Student Abroad in Newcastle, Australia”

“Nothing is Constant Except Change”: an Honors Student Takes on Zhejiang University

“Nothing is Constant Except Change”: Heraclitus knew it all about China The first day I stepped in Hangzhou, four months ago, the G20 summit had completely shut down the city. A couple days after my arrival, without previous notice, policemen blocked the streets surrounding the apartment complex where a friend was hosting me. Having leftContinue reading ““Nothing is Constant Except Change”: an Honors Student Takes on Zhejiang University”