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…

First Month in Trujillo, Spain by Jerry Delagdo

*Written previously* Hello, my name is Jerry Delgado and I am a sophomore at the College majoring in Exercise Science and minoring in Spanish. I am currently studying abroad in Trujillo, Spain. I chose to study abroad because I wanted to learn and explore the country that speaks the Spanish language. It took me awhile before deciding to go abroad. I was a little nervous because I have never traveled…

Management Center Innsbruck by Lulu Mackenzie

*Written previously*   Hi! My name is Lulu Mackenzie and I am a junior at College of Charleston. I am a Hospitality and Tourism Management major with a Business Language in French minor. I am originally from Boston, Massachusetts, and my time so far at The College has been amazing! This spring, I will be studying abroad in Innsbruck, Austria at the Management Center Innsbruck. I will be taking several…

Murga Porteño by Maddie Davis

This post goes out to my peers who want to move past the tourism sites in their new home and truly experience the local culture. Odds are, if you’re going to study abroad somewhere you probably have had a class that at least referenced that region. Whether this is true for you or not, what’s true for all of us is that our professors are cool. You’re probably thinking, okay…

Time in Paris by Edward Neal

I decided to take a trip by myself to Paris for a couple days, as my school schedule lined up where I only had classes for two days straight. I had never been to France before, so I was very excited to visit somewhere new! When I landed, I immediately got on the train through to Paris and I first stepped out when I was headed to my hostel. It…

International Development Work in Amman by Farah Chowdhury

While abroad I had the opportunity to intern at a non-governmental organisation called Tkiyet Um Ali. This was by far my favorite part of study abroad. In addition to receiving course credit at The College, I also managed to explore a career path that interested me. At Tkiyet Um Ali, I was working with underprivileged persons in all governorates of the Hashemite Kingdom. This organisation not only offered food support…

Tips Before Leaving for Australia or Abroad Anywhere by: Michaela Califano

*Written previously* I’ve been in Australia for about 3 weeks now. What I’ve learned in the short period of time being away is that I wish someone had more tips for me on how to pack, and tips for necessities you need while being abroad. For one pack as light as possible (yes this is coming from a girl who always overpacked) but seriously, you only need more summer-like clothes…