Monthly Archives: May 2018

A Wider World

I chose to study abroad on the island of San Salvador, Bahamas. It was a truly amazing experience for a number of reasons. I gained experience doing environmental research — data collection and analysis — which was a big part of my motivation for going. As an Environmental Science major, this was good because it confirmed for me that field work is something I’d be happy doing during/after school.

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San Salvador: An Island Unknown

Studying abroad in San Salvador, Bahamas, allowed me to experience a different culture and a different way of life for a week. I had to wake up early in the morning each day, and I didn’t even mind.  Each day was something new to learn and experience. Everything about the island was different than what I was expecting, there were banana trees and plants that my mom kept as

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San Salvador: A Trip to Remember

I embarked on my first study abroad journey this past spring break, and wow, what an experience. I never knew how much I could love a place. The island of San Salvador, Bahamas is less than 65 square miles. Even at this small size, there was still so much to see. We stayed on the northern end of the island at the Gerace Research Centre, located directly across the

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Journey to San Salvador

When we were first starting our journey to San Salvador, I was really nervous. I’d never traveled out of the country for a class before, but I was excited to learn and be surrounded by people of different cultures. I wasn’t sure how I would respond to being in a new place and learning in a different country; I wasn’t entirely sure what we would be doing on the

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San Salvador Study Adventures

My study abroad experience has given me an unbelievable amount of new and amazing experiences. We stayed on San Salvador Island for only one week, but we achieved enough different experiences on that island to last me the rest of my life. I have never had a more intense and exciting week in my entire life, and it will honestly be a difficult level of intensity to meet again.

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Knowledge Abroad

Merriam-Webster defines knowledge as, “the fact or condition of knowing something with familiarity gained through experience or association.” Upon reading this, my mind slowed when it tumbled over the word experience. As a student, my responsibility is to expand my intellect in preparation for my academic and professional future. For many, this is accomplished by attending lecture, performing experiments in the laboratory, and studying in the library. For me,

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Forget Ford, Be Built San Sal Tough

I had the opportunity to travel to San Salvador, Bahamas with a Tropical Island Ecology and Geology class over spring break (2018). The class was taught by Dr. Ford, who has been teaching classes of a similar nature and traveling to San Salvador for almost two decades; and Professor Novak, who also has extensive experience researching on the island of San Salvador. I have always been fascinated by nature.

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HunGREAT

This Spring semester (2018) myself and several other students taking Professor Swanson’s History of Minorities in Eastern Europe class had the unique opportunity to travel to Hungary. This was my first time travelling outside of the country and it was no doubt an experience I will never forget. We toured multiple cities and villages, and were exposed to an array of beautiful scenery and architecture I don’t think anywhere else has to offer.

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Gypsy Soul

This past spring break, I had to opportunity to study abroad in central Europe, or eastern as some may view it. I never considered traveling farther than popular western European destinations. Minorities in 20th Century Europe: Jews, Germans, and Roma provided a chance to learn about other minorities in the world. In a short 11-day trip, I experience different cultures, tried a variety of foods and traveled around Hungary

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