When In Rome: The Story of a DePaul Study Abroad Ambassador

Written by: Michaela Jacob Being able to say, “When I was in Rome” still makes me feel extremely grateful and invokes the same excitement it did days after I returned to the states. In December of 2016, I participated in DePaul’s two-week trip to Rome, Italy with a small group of other students and two…

Jerusalem: The Making of a Holy City

Written by: Justin Myers If they weren’t asking me about how Trump had the authority to move the embassy, they were commenting about the concerns over the safety risks.  Those were the two most common reactions when telling others about my choice to enroll in the 2018 Focal Point Study Abroad program class “Jerusalem: The…

One Country, Two Perspectives

Written by: Elena Rangai My time in France is a time I will never forget. I took the FY@broad Paris trip and was beyond lucky to have Professor David Wellman and Staff Pro Judy Melgarejo as my guides in the city. The class was focused on the way Christianity, Islam, and Judaism work in modern…

Must-Do’s of Sevilla

Written by: Gabriele Litkauskaite Hypothetically, traveling the world could be a full time job. If you’re studying abroad – you’re like to want to have a cultural experience as much as an educational one too! Having classes throughout the week, weekend trips become an ideal getaway, and the beauty of studying abroad in Spain there…

How to Make the Most of Your Study Abroad

Written by: Bailley Leppert (for Her Campus DePaul) If there is of one thing I’m certain, it is that every college student should study abroad at least once. I have participated in two short-term study abroad trips in my time here at DePaul University, and they have been two of the best times in my…

Lost in Doolin- Maya Mic

I had always considered myself to be a rather responsible young adult- I always go to class on time, do my laundry when the hamper can no longer be stuffed with half-dirty clothing, and can make my way around an airport alone to catch a flight (well, most of the time). Either way, I have…

Settled Into Cork-Katherine Kozlik

“When I was getting ready to head off to Ireland for the Fall semester, I had so many doubts in my head. What if I don’t like it there? What if I don’t make friends? Will I miss home too much? While these fears are absolutely expected for anyone going to another country alone, I…

Honors Students Reflect on Separate Study Abroad Trips to France

Written by: Yamini Bangaru Over Spring Break 2018, a select group of students and I participated in a short-term study abroad trip to the beautiful city of Paris, France to study luxury marketing. The week included official business visits as well as a nice assortment of tourist activities. The first day was reserved for recovering…

Thank You Gift

Written by: Gabriele Litkauskaite As we concluded our DePaul Study Abroad Pre-departure Orientation for Madrid one significant idea remained: to be aware of cultural differences and to travel with an open mind. In our case, one of the biggest tips and reminders was to remember to bring a ‘Thank-you for having us in your home’…

In the Making: Bucket-list

Written by: Gabriele Litkauskaite It’s been almost two years since my escapades in Spain. Yet there remain adventures that likely won’t ever be forgotten. Traveling locally or abroad when you’re studying abroad can lead you to unexpected places, but the experiences are worth it! Even with the newly habituated, leisurely Spanish lifestyle our trip to…

Studying Abroad in Paris

Written by: Madelyn Colvin In between the time of finding out that I would be studying abroad in Paris and actually making the voyage, I made lists. Lists of what to buy, what to pack, but most importantly lists of everything that I wanted to see and do. This list, which has been written and…

Our first Spanish post!

Written by: Lourdes Gonzalez (in English and Spanish!) My name is Lourdes Gonzalez and I am an accounting major with a community service minor. I studied abroad in Merida, Yucatan my sophomore year of college and it has been one of the best experiences of my life. My parents are originally from Mexico from the…