Monthly Archives: March 2018

Exchange Program with Nagoya University of Foreign Studies

Through the study abroad program at Nagoya University of Foreign Studies I was able to experience so many different things. I loved living near Nagoya because there are so many things to do. Nagoya is also a very warm place during most seasons which I enjoyed when traveling. It does get cold late fall to early winter though.  With public transportation being so accessible, I was able to explore

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Planting Roots at the Olive Trees Under Cézanne’s Feet

I spent my fall semester studying Aix-en-Provence, France, a Chattanooga-sized Provencal city just a thirty minute bus ride from Marseille, the second-biggest city in France. I chose the program because of largely its promise of full language immersion: in addition to classes all taught in French, I would be living with a French family in an exclusively francophone environment. My choice of location within France, however, was primarily influenced by my choice of an

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Trop chouette

Going into my study abroad in Chambéry, France, I had an over romanticized idea of what studying abroad was. I dreamed of going somewhere completely new, being immersed in the culture of that area, and becoming fluent in the language as result of my living there. What I learned, however, was that France doesn’t have many areas with a culture purely made up of individuals from there and no one can learn a

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Time Abroad in Peru

For my study abroad trip, I travel to Cuzco, Peru. In Cuzco, I witnessed beautiful scenery, a distinct culture, and interesting people. I was also able to learn Spanish and volunteer in a clinic for a month. It was without a doubt a life changing experience, and Peru was defiantly the right choice for me. Not only does Peru have one of the Seven Wonders of the World, Machu

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Learning About Yourself and History

My study abroad experience was an unforgettable moment of my life. I learned so much about the Jewish culture in Prague, which was the focus of my studying as well as learned about myself. I learned I could integrate into a society where I barely spoke the language and shared no cultural similarities. The Czech’s are amazing people but compared to my Colombian and American culture they are not

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Study Abroad and Non-Profit Work in Peru

The thing that drew me to the study abroad program was not only the opportunity to travel and have more cultural diversity, but was the opportunity to participate in a real life work setting rather than an educational based environment. The program I was involved with was working through a non-profit architecture firm that allowed me to travel the country of Peru to design an orphanage just south of

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