Five things I’ve learned so far studying abroad in Florence, Italy by Kalie Henderson

After only a month of living in Florence, I have learned so much about my host city and the norms of studying abroad. Here are five things I have learned so far while studying abroad that have helped me adapt and immerse myself in a new culture! Attempting to speak your host country’s language goes a long way! I came into this program knowing very little Italian other than some…

Customs and Traditions (7/4/22) by Andrew Bartholomey

I have been in Munich for one month and it has been a great experience. I am on the CIE Summer Internship apart program in Germany which consists of one month of language school and a two-month internship upon completion of the school I am currently working for the state of Virginia’s European international trade office. After completion of intensive language course, moved from Berlin to Munich. Even though I…

Reflection by Marlee Lord

My study abroad was truly the adventure of a lifetime. My class on the palaces of Florence was the perfect way to learn about the city I was living in. I loved learning the stories behind these incredible structures that I walked by every day. Living in Florence gave the art and architectural history of the city another dimension. Studying abroad also opened my eyes to a whole new culture.…

Learning Outside the Classroom by Frannie Cohen-Dumani

The class I took abroad was titled: The Future of Humanity in a Technological Tomorrow, where we explored many topics relating to how AI and bioengineering continue to drastically change our world. The unique thing about our class was that we were able to discuss how different countries are dealing with technological changes, and we were able to see how Paris has decided to adopt different strategies as our societies…

Reflecting on My Study Abroad Experience, Back in Charleston by Peyton Baxley

Now that I am back in the summer heat of Charleston, I believe that I have a clearer idea of what my study abroad trip to London really meant to me. I have been surprisingly sentimental about it, especially because I went into the experience not expecting to make any “real” friends. However, the people I met on this trip were the most valuable part of it all. I now…

Reflection by Ashley Butler

My time in Florence, Italy has ended, for now after a month of learning about Parent and Child Interactions based on Cultural Influences. This particular psychology course has taught me a lot for my future. Since I know that I want to work with children in the future, this class has taught me many lessons. Not only were my academic goals accomplished with learning about this subject but also I…

Study Abroad Reflection by Julia Piermattei

I had so much fun during my study abroad experience.  I enjoyed my time during adventures on the island of Bocas and sightseeing in Panama City.  My favorite activities that we did was exploring all of the beautiful beaches in Bocas, seeing all of the unique wildlife during the night-hikes in the rainforest, and going to the Old Panama City.  I was proud of myself for trying new foods and…