Nice, France by Jillian Gray

On one of the free weekends of the trip, there was an optional excursion to Nice, France. Nice is in the south of France, extremely close in proximity to Italy. Nice was previously an Italian city so the city holds both the charm of Italian and French architecture. The city is also right on the coast of France with some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. We took…

Reflection by Elizabeth Sanchez

As my study abroad in France and Switzerland comes to an end, I have had time to reflect on my experiences. I have learned so much in the short time frame of just three and a half weeks. My study abroad experiences consisted of lots of sightseeing and educational tours about the history of Paris and topics concerning public health. We toured the Louvre Museum, the Palace of Versailles, and…

Festivals in Lisbon, Portugal by Lucy Richmond

Prior to my arrival in Lisbon, Portugal, people from the CIE in Lisbon were excitedly telling my study abroad group how we would be there for one of the biggest festivals of the year. This festival was called the Feast of Saint Anthony Festival. Saint Anthony is known as the matchmaker saint in Portugal, whom women pray to for a husband and everyone prays to for anything they want or…

Café Latte by Madi Rast

Class was a long ways from the villa I was staying at. The villa was at the top of a hill that overlooked the town, and the town, was, on top of the neighboring hill. Class was held in the library in town, at the very top of the hill. To get to class, I had to walk down the hill the villa was, then walk up the hill into…

Reflection by Layne Leggett

After spending two week straight on a boat with 14 people, there is definitely some advice to give to future students. It was an absolutely amazing experience but it is something you need to really make sure you are up for and passionate about before signing up. It is not just a tropical island vacation, you have to be ready to get immersed into a lifestyle in which your “normal”…

Reflection by Hailey Sorrell

My program in Trujillo was so fulfilling and a one-of-a-kind experience. It now feels like it flew by. Before I jetted off, I was so worried about a month being a long time, but while I was there and since returning to Charleston, it feels like it all happened in a blink of an eye. I had so many amazing experiences. I chose this program to help further along my…

Intro by Andrew Bartholomey

Hey, my name is Andrew Bartholomey and I am an International Business and Finance major and a German and Economics minor. I chose the Summer Internship Program in German because I want to work and study International Business in an international country. For my major, it is a requirement to complete at least one study abroad so I thought this program would be great to not only complete that requirement…

Reflection by Vineel Prathipati

The biggest advice I would have for future students regarding studying abroad is to have an open mind. For many, studying abroad is often a life changing or career altering opportunity. If you allow yourself to be open to the different cultures and environment around you, then you will truly be amazed with how much you have grown. That was one main personal goal I had for myself and as…

Reflection by Caitlyn Costa

After a few days back in the city, in the comfort of my own apartment, I have had some time to reflect on my study abroad experience in Panama. Even while I was still there, I knew that this trip was something I would never forget, and I had already been mentally cataloging the main takeaways. My study abroad trip to Panama reinvigorated my sense of adventure, sparked a desire…

Food by Kiara Williams

The food in Italy is so amazing!! I honestly haven’t had that much pasta in so long. It was super cool to get spoiled with food from our host families whether it was lunch or dinner, the meal was always great. Dinner was the best time; we were always at home. Dinner was at 8pm every night, we always had some type of pasta. Which we ate until we couldn’t…