Stirling, Scotland by Shelby Olive

As the daughter of an Air Force pilot, I’ve gotten to experience the thrill of moving plenty of times before. I’ve moved from the West Coast to the East Coast and from bluebonnet planes to pluff mud and coastal tides. Every time I relocated; I was always taken aback by just how many differences those United States had to offer. How, even though it was just a few states over,…

Travel on a Budget by Adam Schaich

Hello again! For this blog post, I’ll be sharing my traveling experience while living and studying in Stirling, Scotland. Studying abroad is fantastic for immersing yourself in whichever country you intend to live in. If you are lucky enough to be studying in Europe, like I am, it is hard to deny that it is incredibly cheap and easy to travel to a plethora of different countries and cities. For…

Finding Comfort Abroad By Catherine Payne

One month into my study abroad in Groningen, The Netherlands, I had already been in three biking accidents, spent more money on food than I do in twice the amount of time, and had felt lonelier than I could have imagined. What I imagined to be an easy transition was instead one that was much more difficult. I had planned ahead, but things still slipped my mind. I haven’t ridden…

An International Student’s Rules of the Road: Groningen Edition by Maggie Carpenter

The Netherlands: a country known for many things, namely its flat lands, canals, and BIKES. Groningen, located in the north of the country and the capital of Groningen province, is a bustling student city with multiple universities, a great night life, and all the charm of your typical Dutch city with plenty of international students as well. Most importantly, however, at an average 1.3 bikes per person, Groningen is one…

Living like a Local in Bamberg, Germany by Jeremy Gallego

Perhaps the most pleasantly surprising quality of Bamberg is their love of either street food or hole-in-the-wall restaurants, of which there are dozens in an otherwise very small city. My favorite food here has come from one such establishment, simply known as The Box. The dish is known as the MeatLover and consists of French fries, Pork, Sauerkraut, Cole Slaw, cheese, and a few other things. I have also enjoyed…

Daily Life in Groningen and Culture Shock by Lydia Klumb

Moving to Europe for 6 months is no small feat. There are bags to pack, flights to catch, and living accommodations to secure. If all of that weren’t enough, a completely different country means different cultures and customs you aren’t used to. Personally, I was expecting much more of a culture shock than I experienced when moving to the Netherlands. For the most part, life in Groningen, Netherlands is fairly…

Intro by Adam Schaich

Hello! My name is Adam Schaich, and I am in my second semester at the College of Charleston. I am majoring in Data Science and Supply chain Management, with minors in Computer Science and Global Logistics and Transportation. I am originally from Milton, Georgia but am currently studying at the University of Stirling in Stirling, Scotland. I chose the University of Stirling mainly because of its location. I have always…