Truffle Hunting at Savini Truffle by Lauren Graves

The only thing I knew about truffles was that they are one of the most expensive foods in the world. Before arriving in Florence, I had never smelled, seen, or tasted a truffle. In my first few days here I wondered what this distinct sweet, earthy, slightly sickening aroma was. I would smell it as we passed “la Bottega del Tartufo”, which is a shop you can find all over…

My Weekend on Mount Olympus by Marion Wood

Getting to Mount Olympus Greece has many interesting places to visit, but I was most excited to hike Mount Olympus. I spent the weekend there with two of my friends I met in my study abroad program. We traveled there by train, which has become my favorite means of transportation in Europe. Once we arrived, we started making food for the hike the next day; we planned on making it…

Cultural Outing in La Rochelle, France by Jack Watson

While studying in La Rochelle, France, I have had ample opportunity to observe and experience French culture and expand my knowledge of its history. Recently, I went with a couple of other American students to the Tour de la Lanterne in La Rochelle for the Journée du Patrimoine, or the day of patrimony across the country of France. During this day, areas of cultural heritage in France are opened up…

University of Tübingen by Zachary Clawson

My name is Zach and I am currently a student at the College of Charleston studying International Business as well as German Studies. I am writing this blog to talk about some of my experiences so far living in Germany for the past three months. I have been accepted to study here for two semesters at the University of Tübingen. Living here so far has been wonderful, the food, culture,…

Typical Day in France by Cameron Wilson

For me a typical day in France begins with bread and coffee. Each morning the other students in my dorm and I eat breakfast together on the bottom floor of the residence. Breakfast is that of typical French students, usually toast with jam and coffee or a croissant. After breakfast I attend class or go study at one of the university buildings. Most of my classes are with fellow international…

Living like a Local by Lake Rucker

So far in Aix en Provence the food has been amazing.  There is multiple pastry choices from croissants and pain eu chocolats to eclairs and crepes but if I had to choose my favorite French sweet, it would be a macaron.  They come in different colors and flavors that I love all too much.  I have also lived like a local by going out and meeting new people. Making friends with the French…