Trujillo, Spain by Daniella Johansson Emmert

After a good three months studying abroad in Trujillo, Spain, I never want to leave. The experiences we had and moments we made have been unforgettable. It was the fastest semester of my life. It feels like just yesterday I met my host family and tried my first Spanish meal. It was an experience I will forever be grateful for. I learned many new things about the world and, also,…

Stirling, Scotland by Shelby Olive

As the daughter of an Air Force pilot, I’ve gotten to experience the thrill of moving plenty of times before. I’ve moved from the West Coast to the East Coast and from bluebonnet planes to pluff mud and coastal tides. Every time I relocated; I was always taken aback by just how many differences those United States had to offer. How, even though it was just a few states over,…

Travel on a Budget by Adam Schaich

Hello again! For this blog post, I’ll be sharing my traveling experience while living and studying in Stirling, Scotland. Studying abroad is fantastic for immersing yourself in whichever country you intend to live in. If you are lucky enough to be studying in Europe, like I am, it is hard to deny that it is incredibly cheap and easy to travel to a plethora of different countries and cities. For…

Finding Comfort Abroad By Catherine Payne

One month into my study abroad in Groningen, The Netherlands, I had already been in three biking accidents, spent more money on food than I do in twice the amount of time, and had felt lonelier than I could have imagined. What I imagined to be an easy transition was instead one that was much more difficult. I had planned ahead, but things still slipped my mind. I haven’t ridden…

An International Student’s Rules of the Road: Groningen Edition by Maggie Carpenter

The Netherlands: a country known for many things, namely its flat lands, canals, and BIKES. Groningen, located in the north of the country and the capital of Groningen province, is a bustling student city with multiple universities, a great night life, and all the charm of your typical Dutch city with plenty of international students as well. Most importantly, however, at an average 1.3 bikes per person, Groningen is one…

Visiting Peru by Eric Leon

While studying in South America in Santiago de Chile, we traveled around the continent as well as within Chile.  The study abroad program organized by the College of Charleston included a week-long excursion to Peru at the beginning of October, consisting of Cusco, Ollantaytambo, Aguas Calientes and Lima. This was by far one of my favorite trips I have taken so far and also where I came to learn so…

My Experience in Trujillo by Jarred Kinloch

*Written Spring 2020* My name is Jarred Cooper Kinloch and I am currently studying abroad in Trujillo, Spain. I am a Senior majoring in International Business with a minor in Spanish. I choose this major/minor because I have a passion for international studies as well as wanting to further my proficiency in Spanish. The goals that I have set for myself include practicing with the locals, learning about their culture,…

Holidays in Paris by Ellen Snyder

It may be Thanksgiving in the states; however, here in Paris, Christmas festivities are getting underway quickly. All around the city light spectacles are being hung between the famous Haussmann style facades, store windows and the famous interiors of the Galleries Lafayette and the Bonne Marche are decorated to the nines with garland and trees and Christmas markets are starting to pop up. Something I had not thought about too…