Interning Abroad in Asia

One year ago I started looking into what options there were to go abroad. I am a civil engineering major, so I knew my options were limited due to the classes I need being very specific. In addition, I was already going to have to take an extra semester so I knew I didn’t want to get any further behind. Thus, when I found out about the opportunity to

My European Adventure

I studied abroad through the CIEE summer in Prague program. CIEE was absolutely wonderful and so helpful throughout the month I was in Prague. When my luggage was lost when I first arrived, they would call the airport for me because I could not communicate with the airport staff due to the language barrier. They would help with physical health needs, mental health needs, academic needs, and whatever else

Tropical Trip

My study abroad experience was (mostly) in Monteverde, Costa Rica studying Sustainability for the Tropics. The first half of this course focused on visiting energy production sites in the San Jose and Cartago area, like local windmills and a hydro-electric dam, listening to experts speak on their work, and studying the material in lecture style classes. Half-way through, this course changed to adopt a hands-on approach that lead to

Two Months in Spain

Studying abroad in Spain was definitely one of the best life decisions I have ever made. I had the opportunity to go and finally put to use all those years of learning Spanish. I really felt like the time and effort I have spent learning the language was worth it.  I also have a lot more travel experience now.  I feel like I could go to any place in

My Studies in Costa Rica

The decision to study abroad was one of the best decisions of my entire college career- and I truly mean that. The amount of cultural knowledge and life skills I gained is seriously so overwhelming. From little things like learning the daily chores and activities of a Tico family to experiencing sacred religious holiday festivities, my time in Costa Rica was surely one for the books. Costa Rica is

My Summer in Amman

I went to Amman, Jordan for my 2018 summer study abroad session. I went on an School for International Training (SIT) program about Counseling and Humanitarian aid, focusing mainly on the Syrian Refugee crisis and its effect on Jordan. I got to live with a host family while I was there, which was a wonderful experience. I had a host mum, dad, and two sisters. I got to learn

When in Rome, Do as the Romans Do

For July 2018, I spent my time abroad in Rome, Italy. While abroad, I studied Roman Archaeology (on-site) and History of Modern Europe. I was able to go on this trip through a program called ISA. ISA was awesome and extremely helpful the entire time before I left, while I was there, and still even though I have returned home. They also helped facilitate trips while I was over

Rooted in Africa, Global in Reach

I’ve been lucky enough to have a few opportunities to travel before college, however, I had never committed to being away from home for so long. However, my late father was originally from South Africa, and told me fond stories of travelling all over the world in his youth before finding his home in the United States. After looking into a few different study abroad programs and considering several

Je t’aime, Paris

This summer I decided to embark on a journey that would help my French speaking career. I studied abroad to Paris, France – most known for the Eiffel Tower, baguettes, brie cheese, and of course the French language. During my stay there I met different people from around the world – this was one experiences that stood out for me the most. I met people from Italy, South Korea,

A “Pura Vida” Experience

This summer was (technically) the first time that I studied abroad, the first time that I traveled alone, and really, the first time that I made a decision solely for me, by me. I went to Costa Rica with the goal of absorbing the Spanish language more than I had in the past. I’ve been volunteering with La Paz in town, and I’ve noticed that parents are more comfortable