Bamberg by Meredith Wenzler

Hallo! The last three weeks I have been living in Bamberg preparing for the beginning of the semester. Currently I am enrolled in an extensive language course that meets daily leading up to the beginning of classes next week. Even though school hasn’t even started yet I already feel as if I have learned so much. Given that the fall semester in Charleston ended in December and my program in…

Intro by Eve Alexander

Hola! My name is Eve Alexander and I am a double major in Sociology and Spanish entering my senior year this coming fall. I am currently in Trujillo, Spain as part of the CofC Faculty-led program on Spanish language, literature, and culture. I decided to participate in this program because it is extremely pertinent to my major and will help improve my fluency immensely in Spanish. I also chose this…

Farewell Florence—Study Abroad Reflection by Ciana Feliccia

My time abroad has been nothing short of spectacular and surreal. Just steps from my apartment stood the great—David of Michelangelo statue. Each day I’d depart from my apartment with gratitude as I’d pass a long, bustling, line of tourist visiting from around the world awaiting their turn to marvel at the towering statue. This unique perspective afforded to me through study abroad has changed the way I see the…

CofC the World- 5/16/22

Bon Voyage summer study abroad students! The CIE is excited for summer 2022 and the relaunch of summer CofC faculty programs. This summer we have over 350 students studying abroad in faculty-led, exchange, and affiliate programs in over 20 countries throughout Europe, South America, Central America, and Asia! You can follow along with CofC students’ experiences by viewing submitted photos on our Instagram (@cofcabroad) and reading blog posts on CofC…

Learning Everywhere/Global Classroom by Courtney Smith

Prior to studying abroad, I had only left the country one time and it was for a weeklong school trip. Being able to study in Florence for three months has been truly life changing and has opened my eyes to all that the world has to offer. I have learned so much about traveling since being here and adjusting between different places. So far, we have done day trips within…

Intro by Meredith Wenzler

Hello! My name is Meredith Wenzler. I am a junior at CofC double majoring in German and Communication. This summer I have the opportunity to enroll in the exchange program at Otto Friedrich Universität Bamberg. I’ve been studying German since I was fourteen years old. It has always been a dream of mine to live abroad. I knew I wanted to when I was deciding where to go to attend…

Recent Travels by Raechel Irby

This past month I have done a lot of travelling and celebrated my 21st birthday. I have travelled to Milan, Italy, all over Germany, Granada, Spain, and Ibiza Spain as well. Seeing so many different sites and learning about different cultures while travelling has been such a great experience. Even going to different places in Spain and seeing those cultures and hearing the different accents and seeing the different ways…