Student Blog Collection

 

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Australia

Ecuador

Greece/Turkey

Netherlands

Australia

 

Quito

Parthenon

 

 Netherlands

Costa Rica

England

India

 South Africa

Costa Rica

 

Tower Bridge

 

Taj Mahal

 

 Cape Town

Cyprus

France

Ireland

 South Korea

Cyprus

 

 Eiffel Tower

 Ireland

 South Korea

 

Czech Republic

Germany

Italy

Spain

Czech Republic

 

Wurzburg

 

Tuscany

 

 Spain

 

Australia

Haley Presnell - University of Wollongong (Globalinks)
Follow Haley as she explores beautiful Australia over the spring semester 2013!

Nicole Dallas - COST
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
Lauren enjoys her Outdoor Pursuits class, goes skydiving, and meets wallabies.


Costa Rica

Rachel Morris - Universidad Veritas
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.

Cyprus

Nicolas Ferry - Eastern Mediterranean University
Nicolas spends his Spring 2012 semester in the Greek Isles, discovering all that Cyprus has to offer!

Czech Republic

Jillian Braun - Prague

 

Ecuador

Kenisha Davis - Organic farming independent study
Get the dirt on a two week organic farming experience in Vilcabamba, Ecuador.

Alexa Wroblewski - Yanapuma Spanish College
Alexa spent summer 2012 adventuring Quito, enrolled at Yanapuma Spanish College!

England

Jordan Nelson - University of Westminster
Take "leaps through London" with Jordan!

Clara Mattheessen - University of Winchester
Join Clara as she tells the tales of her travels to Winchester and onward.

Danika Dale - Harlaxton College
Follow along on Danika's fall semester adventure in Grantham, England.

Danielle Rogner - English Literary Landscapes
A Midsummer Night's Dream come true: books, tea and castles await.

Helen Plevka - English Literary Landscapes
The title says it best: "Living in a Castle." Follow Helen as she explores Harlaxton College & the UK.

Kelsey Hoyt - University of Winchester
Across the pond and into the books!

Katelyn Pfaff - Harlaxton College
Katelyn offers anecdotes of "internationality," noting experiences from England to the Spanish countryside.

Mattie Korneta - University of Westminster
"Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer." Follow Mattie as she explores England for the 2012-13 school year!

Tim Gurnig - Harlaxton College
"So, how was Europe?" Tim spends the fall 2012 semester preparing to answer this inevitable question as he explores abroad from his English base.

Keith Stewart - English Literary Landscapes
Keith is currently Studying Abroad, so you can follow along with his experiences and the development of his documentary as they happen!

 

France

Sarah Wojda - Université d'Avignon
Join Sarah as her love for dogs and French culture enhance her experiences throughout France.

Jamie Olson - Art in Paris (faculty-led)
Forget infinity, Jamie is focused on "Paris and Beyond" as she explores the City of Lights.

Garrett Goben - Art in Paris (faculty-led)
Follow along as Art student Garrett reflects on life as an "American in Paris."

Stacy Black - L'Institute Catholique
In "Around France in 60 Days," Stacy chronicles her time in the City of Lights: Paris, France.

Elizabeth Surbeck - CIDEF
Elizabeth improves her French language skills, dines on magnifique French cuisine, and explores the town of Angers.

Germany

Kevin Hanrahan - Universität Würzburg
Journey with Kevin as he explores Germany on an EIU Exchange program!

Billy Tatom - COST Program
Billy spends his Fall 2012 semester student teaching through the COST Program in Germany!

Danielle McKenzie - Universitaet Lueneburg
Danielle is practicing her German while translating for her Russian friend, getting used to German food and using Euros.

Stephanie Deiker - German Life and School
Stephanie, while in Germany, was educated on the setup of the German school system.

Tasha Buchmiller - German Life and School
Experience Germany through Tasha's blog posts.

 

Greece and Turkey

Elizabeth Burbatt - Odyssey in Athens
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
Brooke visits an underground city (and other historical site), watches a Turkish dance performance (and other cultural events), and rides a camel (among other new experiences) in Greece and Turkey.

India

Sara Boro - University of Hyderabad
Follow our graduate assistant Sara as she tours India for 3 months in Summer 2012, visiting New Delhi, Mumbai and other locations.

 

Ireland

Margaret Langevin - National University of Ireland: Galway
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
Sara spends the fall 2012 semester in beautiful Ireland, student teaching through the COST Program.

Laura Behrends - COST Program
Laura, who student taught at St. Michaels National School in Sneem, finds Ireland to be beautiful, delightful and welcoming.

Nicole Menzer - COST Program
Follow Nicole's experiences while she student teaches in Ireland.

Intercultural Communications - Faculty-led program
Written by Professor AJ Walsh of the Communication Studies department.


Italy

Justine Ryan - Florence University of the Arts
From studying in Florence to exploring Amsterdam, Prague, and more, Justine travels her way through Europe.

Emily Manley - Florence University of the Arts
From Charleston to Florence, Emily is cooking, traveling and eating her way through Italy.

Erica Young - Florence University of the Arts
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
Follow Erika on her Italian adventures in Spring 2013!

Adam Westendorf - Lorenzo de Medici, Rome
Join Adam as he explores one of the world's oldest cities.

Laura Wussow - Florence University of the Arts
Laura visits the Swiss Alps, Pompeii and many Cathedrals.

 

Netherlands

Stacy Pollack - COST Program
Follow Stacy as she student teaches in Rotterdam in Fall 2012.

South Africa

Anna Tower - Family & Consumer Sciences Semester
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
Now preparing for her third time abroad, Amber is ready for a semester in South Africa.

Demetris Lawrence - Family & Consumer Sciences Semester
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)
Join a fellow Panther as he explores the "Orange Free State" led by Prof. Michael Loudon.

Anna Stipe - COST Program
Follow Anna as she student teaches in Cape Town South Africa!

Megan Flynn - University of Cape Town
Megan goes cage shark diving and hits a wine and bike tour. 

Abby Latek - Nation-Building in the New South Africa
Abby meets many friendly South Africans, works with Youth with a Vision and sees the big five at Kruger National Park.                                   

 

South Korea

Jennifer Kim - South Korea
Join Jennifer as she explores South Korea and gets to see some of her family along her journey!

Nakita Lee - Ajou University
Nakita takes you through an American girl's adventures in South Korea, from cherry blossoms to kimchi.

Pat Higelmire - Sogang University
Pat experiences Seoul, discovers the many attractions that can be found in a Korean mall and goes to festivals. 

Spain

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
The search for castellano puro begins, in the historical city of Salamanca. 

Jocelyn Swanson - Malaca Instituto
Follow along on Jocelyn's experiencia in sunny Spain, as she navigates a second language.

Katie Ancel - Universidad de Salamanca
Join Katie as she explores Spain and surrounding countries in Summer 2012.

Kenisha Davis - Universidad de Salamanca
Kenisha immerses herself in Spanish culture, discovers how small coffee can be in Amsterdam and cooks like a true Spaniard.

Kristen Schaibly - Malaca Instituto
Travel vicariously through Kristen as she journeys through Spain while student teaching.