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…

Johannes Kepler University by Emily Chafin

Hello! My name is Emily Chafin. I am a Sophomore Data Science major / Mathematics minor at the College. For the Spring 2020 semester I will be studying at Johannes Kepler University in Linz, Austria. I chose JKU after looking at many options the College offers and narrowing down my academic goals for the semester. I chose to study German as my foreign language at CofC, and I wanted to…

Semester at Sea Spring 2020 by Mia Amoroso

*Written previously* Aboard the MV World Odyssey, we are taught from day one that we must learn to be flexible. Flexible with ourselves, the staff, the seas, but most importantly, the journey. This got put to the test pretty early into our voyage, as we learned that due to the Coronavirus, our itinerary was shifting. Rather than traveling from Japan to China like originally planned, there was a quick detour…