Student Blog Collection
Haley Presnell - University of Wollongong (Globalinks) (Spring 2013)
Follow Haley as she explores beautiful Australia during her spring semester!
Nicole Dallas - COST (Fall 2011)
Nicole, who student taught at South Padbury Primary School in Perth, loves hot pads, kills spiders, and learns to talk like a true Australian.
Lauren Rathke - CQUniversity (Fall 2011)
Lauren enjoys her Outdoor Pursuits class, goes skydiving, and meets wallabies.
Courtney Huff - Bahamas (Summer 2014)
Join Courtney as she explores Andros Island in the Bahamas as she studies abroad on the summer education program!
Brittany Griffin - COST (Fall 2014)
Hear about Brittany's experiences as she student teaches in another country while also exploring Costa Rica!
Rachel Morris - Universidad Veritas (Spring 2011)
Raquelita learns all about the Tican way of life, experiences Semana Santa and learns the meaning of Pura Vida during her time at Costa Rica.
Nicolas Ferry - Eastern Mediterranean University (Spring 2012)
Nicolas spends his semester in the Greek Isles, discovering all that Cyprus has to offer!
Jillian Braun - Prague (Fall 2011)
Follow along with Jillian's adventures through Europe as she studies abroad in Prague!
Kenisha Davis - Organic farming independent study (Spring 2013)
Get the dirt on a two week organic farming experience in Vilcabamba, Ecuador.
Alexa Wroblewski - Yanapuma Spanish College (Summer 2012)
Alexa spent her summer adventuring Quito, enrolled at Yanapuma Spanish College!
Jordan Nelson - University of Westminster (Spring 2014)
Take "leaps through London" with Jordan!
Clara Mattheessen - University of Winchester (Spring 2014)
Join Clara as she tells the tales of her travels to Winchester and onward.
Emily Adams - Harlaxton College (Spring 2014)
Discover what it's like for a central Illinois farm girl to visit England!
Danika Dale - Harlaxton College (Fall 2013)
Follow along on Danika's fall semester adventure in Grantham, England.
Danielle Rogner - English Literary Landscapes (Summer 2013)
A Midsummer Night's Dream come true: books, tea and castles await.
Helen Plevka - English Literary Landscapes (Summer 2013)
The title says it best: "Living in a Castle." Follow Helen as she explores Harlaxton College & the UK.
Kelsey Hoyt - University of Winchester (Spring 2013)
Across the pond and into the books!
Katelyn Pfaff - Harlaxton College (Summer 2012)
Katelyn offers anecdotes of "internationality," noting experiences from England to the Spanish countryside.
Mattie Korneta - University of Westminster (Academic Year 2012-2013)
"Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer." Follow Mattie as she explores England for a year!
Tim Gurnig - Harlaxton College (Fall 2012)
"So, how was Europe?" Tim spends his semester preparing to answer this inevitable question as he explores abroad from his English base.
Sarah Wojda - Université d'Avignon (Fall 2013)
Join Sarah as her love for dogs and French culture enhance her experiences throughout France.
Jamie Olson - Art in Paris (faculty-led) (Summer 2013)
Forget infinity, Jamie is focused on "Paris and Beyond" as she explores the City of Lights.
Garrett Goben - Art in Paris (faculty-led) (Summer 2013)
Follow along as Art student Garrett reflects on life as an "American in Paris."
Stacy Black - L'Institute Catholique (Summer 2013)
In "Around France in 60 Days," Stacy chronicles her time in the City of Lights: Paris, France.
Kevin Hanrahan - Universität Würzburg (Spring 2014)
Journey with Kevin as he explores Germany on an EIU Exchange program!
Billy Tatom - COST Program (Fall 2012)
Billy spends his semester student teaching through the COST Program in Germany!
Danielle McKenzie - Universitaet Lueneburg (Summer 2011)
Danielle is practicing her German while translating for her Russian friend, getting used to German food and using Euros.
Elizabeth Burbatt - Odyssey in Athens (Summer 2013)
Liz is navigating her way through the capital city of Greece, and enjoying courses in Art & Architecture. As her title proclaims, she is "Living the Dream!"
Brooke Bettorf - Sultans, Gods, and Pharaohs (Summer 2011)
Brooke visits an underground city, watches a Turkish dance performance, rides a camel, and much more in Greece and Turkey.
Laura Krieg - Education in India (faculty-led) (Summer 2014) Laura studies abroad for her third and final time with EIU in India.
Sara Boro - University of Hyderabad (Summer 2012)
Follow our former graduate assistant Sara as she tours India for 3 months, visiting New Delhi, Mumbai and other locations.
Margaret Langevin - National University of Ireland: Galway (Fall 2013)
Slan America, Dia Dhuit Ireland! Join Margaret as she says goodbye to the U.S. and hello to the Emerald Isle.
Sara Huber - COST Program (Fall 2012)
Sara spends her semester in beautiful Ireland, student teaching through the COST Program.
Intercultural Communications - Faculty-led program (Summer 2012)
Written by Professor AJ Walsh of the Communication Studies department.
Justine Ryan - Florence University of the Arts (Fall 2013)
From studying in Florence to exploring Amsterdam, Prague, and more, Justine travels her way through Europe.
Emily Manley - Florence University of the Arts (Fall 2013)
From Charleston to Florence, Emily is cooking, traveling and eating her way through Italy.
Erica Young - Florence University of the Arts (Summer 2013)
With a title like Eat, Paint, Louvre .. you have a good idea of what Erica is up to this summer in Europe!
Erika Butler - Lorenzo de Medici, Florence (Spring 2013)
Follow Erika on her Italian adventures!
Adam Westendorf - Lorenzo de Medici, Rome (Summer 2012)
Join Adam as he explores one of the world's oldest cities.
Stacy Pollack - COST Program (Fall 2012)
Follow Stacy as she student teaches in Rotterdam.
Darius Francis - Panrimo Internship (Summer 2014)
Join Darius while he journeys through Scotland while interning and studying.
Anna Tower - Family & Consumer Sciences Semester (Fall 2013)
With a copy of Nelson Mandela's "Long Walk to Freedom" in her bag, Anna is ready to take on South Africa.
Amber Rigsby - Family & Consumer Sciences Semester (Fall 2013)
Now preparing for her third time abroad, Amber is ready for a semester in South Africa.
Demetris Lawrence - Family & Consumer Sciences Semester (Fall 2013)
Follow Demetris and her FCS classmates as they observe human services first hand in and around Cape Town.
Ryan Freer - Nation Building in the New South Africa (faculty-led) (Summer 2013)
Join a fellow Panther as he explores the "Orange Free State" led by Prof. Michael Loudon.
Anna Stipe - COST Program (Spring 2013)
Follow Anna as she student teaches in Cape Town South Africa!
Jennifer Kim - South Korea (Fall 2013)
Join Jennifer as she explores South Korea and gets to see some of her family along her journey!
Nakita Lee - Ajou University (Summer 2013)
Nakita takes you through an American girl's adventures in South Korea, from cherry blossoms to kimchi.
Priscilla Gonzalez - Universidad de Salamanca (FA13), Malaca Instituto (SP14)
In her own words, "España finally gets to meet the short one", as Priscilla spends an academic year between two very different locations.
John (Cameron) Murray - Universidad de Salamanca (Fall 2013)
The search for castellano puro begins, in the historical city of Salamanca.
Jocelyn Swanson - Malaca Instituto (Fall 2013)
Follow along on Jocelyn's experiencia in sunny Spain, as she navigates a second language.
Katie Ancel - Universidad de Salamanca (Summer 2012)
Join Katie as she explores Spain and surrounding countries.