US-UK Fulbright Scholar Reflects

By Linette Sanchez Every single day I spent at the US-UK Fulbright Summer Institute, it never truly sank in that I had won this amazing opportunity to visit and explore a different part of the world. Through this opportunity, the US-UK Fulbright Commission paid for airfare, tuition, housing, and gave me a stipend for food…

Postcards Con Palabras: Oops I’m in Spain!

By Alex Anadiotis. Originally published as a newsletter– subscribe here. Hello everyone! ¡Hola a todos!  First and foremost, I want to thank each and every one of you for choosing to subscribe to my newsletter. Seeing so many names of people I hold near and dear to my heart under the subscriber list makes it difficult to translate…

5 Dates in Prague, Including Franz Kafka

By Irina Mezhybrotska. I fell in love with Prague on a Monday night as soon as we arrived. The foreign city felt like home. As someone who grew up in Ukraine, I was surprised to discover that Prague is very similar to the city where I spent my childhood. On a Monday night, the Old…

Osaka, Japan Q+A

By Ruby Grillier Tell us about your study abroad experience in Osaka, Japan. What did you learn while you were there? In the fall of my Junior year I participated in the study abroad program in Osaka, Japan, where I attended Kansai Gaidai University for four months! I double-majored in Intercultural Communication and Japanese Studies,…

International Friendship Q+A

By Ruby Grillier. How did you meet Caroline? I met her in such a simple way! It was my first night in the dorms after moving in freshman year and my mom had gone home. I was terrified because I didn’t know anybody, and I thought I was all alone in our suite. Caroline lived…

PEACE from Paris

By Yaseen Abdus-Saboor. When leaving orientation before entering my freshman year at DePaul, my mother and I had blind faith that we would make my college career work without even having the expenses to pay for my tuition. Receiving the opportunity to go to Paris, essentially for free, at the end of my undergraduate career…

My Trip to London: Learning from Alumni While Taking in the Sights

By Theresa Romano. Leading up to my study abroad program in London, I felt nervous and excited to visit a city I always dreamed of exploring. The theatre, food, and book stores were at the core of my intrigue, along with seeing the London skyline from inside one of the glass globes of the London…

Now I Pay Attention in Art Museums

Originally posted on Danaka:
One of the more noticeable differences that I see in myself after being in college for two years is the way I experience art. I remember distinctly, sometime in my senior year of high school, planning a trip to SFMOMA because there was a cute thing  in there to take a…

5 Things I learned about Spanish Culture

By Georgia Coriell. I recently studied abroad for two weeks in Madrid and Barcelona. The experience is something that I will forever remember, due to the people I met and the places I traveled. Prior to leaving for the trip, I assumed that the culture would not be too different because I thought that most…

Kyoto, Japan Alumni Q&A

By Walker Parrish. Tell us about your study abroad experience in Kyoto, Japan. What were the best features of the academic program at Ritsumeikan University? What did you learn while you were there? Living in Kyoto was an expansive and magical experience from the first day. I lived in a dorm, which was more of…

Mementos of the Senses

By Victoria Hall. “We will be stopping briefly until we get signal clearance.” “Just what I needed,” I sigh responding to the robotic train speaker. I’m in a rush to make it to one of the last few places in the city that develops film before they close, and the train comes to a screeching…