Introduction by Melanie Orama

Ciao! My name is Melanie Orama, and I am a first-year graduate student at the College of Charleston. I am working towards my Master of Science in Child Life to become a certified child life specialist. Child life is a field that advocates for children during their most vulnerable times. It serves to create an environment that helps children have the most positive experiences possible as they endure hospitalization, illness,…

Intro by Anthony Rovinski

Hello! My name is Anthony Rovinski and I am a chemistry major with a Spanish minor going into my third year of college. Right now, I am studying in Trujillo, Spain and writing this in the convent-turned-museum, Museo de la Coria. This isn’t my first time leaving the US, and, after the opportunity to go to Costa Rica in high school, I knew that I would want to take advantage…

France and Switzerland by Madeline Davis

So far, all of the pizza and pasta we have tried here are absolutely delicious. But, the more traditional French foods I have tried and really like are croque monsieur/madame and all of the pastries, coffee, and hot chocolate. A croque monsieur is basically a fancy grilled ham and cheese and it’s delicious; a croque madame is the same thing, just with a fried egg on top. All of the…

Intro by Sydney Pearson

Hi guys! My name is Sydney Pearson, and I am a rising sophomore in the Honors College here at CofC. I am a Systems Engineering major with a minor in Mathematics. Currently, I am sitting on the deck of my childhood home writing to you in between Calculus II classes and assignments. I opted to spend the first half of my summer knocking out this math class (and hopefully finding…

Exploring Paris by Anna Rowe

This week was no short of surprises. Last week I was assimilating to French culture while also getting over jet lag. I think the secret to pushing through jet lag is to stay up all day. It was torturous at first, but it definitely helped me adjust to the 6 hour time difference. After my body adjusted, I was enthusiastic while exploring Paris. The food here is incredibly delicious. I…

Germany by Josh King

My first week studying and living abroad in Germany has been fascinating and somewhat exhausting as I adjust to the new environment. After landing in Germany, I quickly noticed many social and cultural differences. For example, the public transport in Berlin is massive and like nothing I have encountered in South Carolina. At first, I was intimated by the sheer amount of U-bahn, S-bahn, straßbahn, bus, and taxi options, but…

Cinque Terre by Isabelle Ede

On Friday, May 27th, I finally got to experience the Riviera di Levante during a weekend visit to Cinque Terre on my Study Abroad trip. A bunch of girls from this trip, including myself, paid for a cute little hotel in a quaint town on the outskirts of the touristy towns of Cinque Terre. We visited all of the villages to shop, eat, and even swim alongside many canoes, kayaks,…

Intro by Frannie Cohen-Dumani

My name is Frannie Cohen-Dumani, I am a rising senior at CofC. I am majoring in Psychology and minoring in Management and am also in the Honors College. I am participating in a CofC Maymester program in France and Switzerland, and we are currently staying at Cite Universitaire in Paris, France. I chose this program because I have always wanted to study abroad in a French-speaking country, and I was…

Intro by Lexie DelViscio

Hi! My name is Lexie DelViscio and I am a rising Junior! I am a marine biology major and I just completed my minor in data science last semester. I am studying abroad at Syracuse Academy through API in Syracuse (Siracusa), Sicily. I chose this program because of the Marine Ecology course I will be taking as well as my desire to travel to Italy as I am half Italian!…

Intro by Andrea Kimpson

Hi! My name is Andrea Kimpson and I am a rising Senior in the Honors College. I am double majoring in Economics and International Studies, with a concentration in Latin America and the Caribbean. I also minoring in Political Science and Spanish. This summer, I have had the opportunity to participate in the CofC abroad program in Trujillo, Spain, partially sponsored by the Xavier de Salas Foundation. I chose the…