What To Do If You Have Airport Anxiety

Written by: Marie Miguel I have airport anxiety. Some people can handle the ups and downs of airline travel with ease. They take the delays in stride and aren’t anxious to fly. They don’t go the bathroom a million times to try to ease the stress. They don’t look in the mirror and wish they…

How to Prepare for a Study Abroad Trip in Less Than a Week

Written by: Bailley Leppert Now, I wouldn’t necessarily recommend this – waiting until the last week before you leave is not the best route, because waiting until the last minute means scrambling, stressing, and usually forgetting something important. However, we all know that life doesn’t go according to plan, and having to prepare in less…

Reflecting on Chiapas 2016

  Written by: Nicole Grinbarg As a Study Abroad Ambassador, I had the opportunity this past Winter Quarter to provide tips and advice to the group that attended the 2017 Winter Quarter Mérida Study Abroad trip.  Assisting in their preparation gave me several opportunities to reflect on my time there during the 2016 Winter Quarter. …

Learning Curve

Written by: Gabriele Litkauskaite At 10:30P.M. on my second day in Madrid I was already mentally packing my bags. Hours earlier, after our first day of class at a University that is four times more numerous than my own, where no one wanted to speak English to help me find the correct building, and where…

One Year Later

Written by: Bailley Leppert So… it’s been a little over a year since my short-term study abroad trip to Italy, and I have decided that some reflection is in order. I need to take some time to digest what has happened since returning: what has changed and what has stayed the same? As you can…

Dear Vienna

Written by: Yasmin Zacaria Mitchel Dear Vienna, It’s not me, it’s you. With your crippling cobblestones and wannabe city-grid pursuits, I am through. I guess I should start from the beginning, but I question if you deserve my words. I have already wasted so much breath and effort navigating you, never feeling safe or content. I…

I Dare You…

I dare you to go beyond your comfort zone. I dare you to recognize the beauty of diversity. I dare you to see the sunrise and sunset. I dare you to never stop learning. I dare you to eat something when you have no idea what it is. I dare you to speak to someone…

Need a U.S. Passport?

Written by: Claire Griffith Right before I was about to study abroad I realized I did not have my passport. Study Abroad and the US State Department require that a student’s passport must be valid at least 6 months after returning to the states. After I had my initial freak out, I remembered that it only…

____”Cafe-ing In Madrid”____

Written by: Gabriele Litkauskaite Here I was pacing in a public restroom. —Time out for a second— Let me introduce myself. We might want to get better acquainted before we take this any further. After all– bathroom talk requires some sort of confidentiality. I’m a girl that loves adventure but is cautious in new environments and…

Top 5 Places to Visit in England (According to Me)

Written by: Ashley Stuecklen Haworth: Home of the Brontë sisters and Brontë Parsonage Museum located within their very own family home. Everything about Haworth felt ENGLISH. It also gave off a very gothic vibe that you can only imagine lent as inspiration for novels such as Jane Eyre and Wuthering Heights. The Black Bull also…

Important Information to Know if Studying Abroad with Medication

Written by:  Nicole Grinbarg First of all, take a deep breath and exhale. Everything will be fine. Really, everything will be fine. If something weird, abnormal, or problematic comes up, there will be solutions and it will be okay. The nice thing about study abroad programs is no matter what you are facing before, during,…