Find Your Place by Elizabeth Edmunds

Hello! My name is Elizabeth Edmunds and I am a sophomore from Lynchburg, VA currently studying abroad in Seville, Spain with ISA at the Universidad de Sevilla. I am studying Elementary Education and Spanish, so I have always known I wanted to study abroad in Spain. Finding the city was more of a decision, but I also loved the idea of a medium sized city, so I found Seville. Once…

Heading to Trujillo, Spain by Alec Abraham

My name is Alexander Abraham, a third-year political science student at the College of Charleston. I am currently studying abroad at the College of Charleston study abroad program in Trujillo, Spain. I arrived at this program for a number of reasons. First, I had previous knowledge of the Spanish language, so I wanted to ensure that I was going to place where I would be able to communicate in the…

Italian Customs by Shannon Bullen

The second meal I ever had in Italy was at a place directly under my apartment. It was very convenient and my new flatmates and I were attempting to shovel some food into our mouths before our first real tour of Florence. I was incredibly jet-lagged and exhausted not being able to sleep the night before. Looking at the menu I went for the first thing I saw: Margherita Pizza.…

First Meal in Italy by Maria Shealy

Like stepping out of the American-Italian restaurants you’re used to and into Tuscany, with the views you’ve only seen in photos, my first meal in Florence was at Ristorante Accademia, in Piazza San Marco. Right away I loved the vibe of the restaurant; ambient lighting, bright enough to be welcoming, and low enough to be a little more intimate than say, the harsh lights in hospitals. From the scuffed brown…

Slow Cheese Festival by Maria Shealy

On September 18-25, we attended a slow cheese festival as part of the Slow Food movement, people dedicated to food of all kinds being “good, clean, and fair.” It’s an international event in the heart of Italy´s Piemonte region, in a little town called Bra. There were aperativos (tastings), conferences, guided visits and tour groups, workshops, film screenings of a documentary, and live music and vendors. It’s led by Chef…

Yassas from Greece! by Karly Shirey

Hey everyone! My name is Karly Shirey and I am attending The American College of Greece inAgia Paraskevi, Greece. I am a fifth year student at Cofc and I am majoring in public health andanthropology, as well as studying pre-med. I chose The American College of Greece because ofits location and the archaeology. The school is relatively close to downtown Athens and it is veryeasy to travel throughout the country.…

Transportation Knowledge by Edward Neal

One of the things I pride myself on is the ability to get around everywhere. I would definitely say I have mastered the British train system as well as the Underground in London. I know exactly which line to take to get near which spot or get to another connection in London, although I do prefer to spend my time walking above! Sometimes I would need to pull my map…

Argentina by Maddie Davis

My goals for study abroad are to immerse myself in the spanish language and begin to  experience one of the many vibrant cultures that Latin America has to offer. I also wanted to have an internship within the healthcare system so I could learn the language in a medical setting so I needed somewhere that was developed enough to have hospitals similar to our own. Argentina satisfied all of these…

Exploring your Host Country by Jarred Kinloch

While abroad, it’s easy to travel to other countries for the weekend and explore a new culture, but it’s also fun to discover the other cities in your country as well. A part of my program entailed two excursion trips that allowed us to explore Spain in more depth. I was excited to partake in individual traveling as well as the excursions our program had in place for us. I…

My Time in Japan by Ashanti Long

*Written Previously* This has been a great semester and I haven’t come to terms yet with heading back to America. Just thinking about it makes me sad. There are so many good and bad things that happened; however, I cherish them all. Every day I would go to visit my friends at Cheer Jr. which is a small pub in Hirakata-Shi. The gentleman that owns Cheers Jr.  also owns Ages…