Introduction by Kerry Campion

Hi y’all, I’m Kerry and I am a Junior at CofC majoring in Historic Preservation/Community Planning, Business Administration and minoring in Urban Studies. I am currently studying abroad in Barcelona, Spain at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, or UAB. UAB’s is a large public university and its secondary Sant Pau campus is located on a UNESCO world heritage site. The complex is famous for its Art Nouveau architecture and its original…

Introduction by Wassim Hadweh

This is Wassim, who is twenty years old and a Junior at the College of Charleston, when I first joined the college, I was in an Accounting major since I like math a lot, but before I applied to my Exchange program to study abroad, I switched my major from Accounting to Organizational management and development. When I first heard about the study abroad exchange program I was shocked that…

Reflection by Bethany Houston

During my time in Europe, I took advantage of the opportunity to travel around the continent for a relatively low cost. In my four months abroad, I visited a total of 11 countries: England, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Norway, Netherlands, Belgium, France, Italy, and Spain. Although all these destinations have much to offer, there are a few cities that will always have a special place in my heart! Amsterdam,…

Reflection by Olivia Weick

After spending four months abroad, I think the best piece of advice I could give to another student is to be open-minded. There were many instances where I found myself very nervous to try new things. Whether it was staying in a hostel or trying a local recipe. However, in the end being open minded allowed me to meet so many new friends and really indulge myself into the culture.…

Baking in the Italian CountrySide by Trinity Rogers

Let me take you through a day in the idyllic Italian country side, where we learned all about the process of bread production and flour creation. First, we got to see the machines the bakers use to grind up the wheat grains into fresh flour, which turns out to be quite the task. By hand, these bakers grind up the wheat grains in a wooden version of something similar to…

The Most Important Things I Have Learned While Studying Abroad in La Rochelle by Olivia Wyrick

Bonjour tout le monde! These last two months have been some of the best days of my life. I have found so much freedom here in France. From using the public transportation system to being able to travel all over France and even to other countries. It’s incredible! Some things I have already learned that are so important while being abroad are; Being first: Being the first person to talk…

Aix en Provence by Lake Rucker

Studying abroad and learning about the culture and student life in France has definitely been a vital experience in my academic journey. I think that if you have the resources and you are given the chance to study abroad you should do it. I’ve made some of my favorite memories while studying here in Aix en Provence. I’m almost towards the end of my journey here but because there is…