Reflection by Madeline Davis

I hate to scare you, but if you’re studying abroad you need to be prepared for the worst and hope for the best!! Your trip will go so smoothly if you do your research and prepare way ahead of time. There are so many little details to think about when traveling abroad, especially when it’s for extended periods of time. You need to remember things like the difference in outlets…

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…

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…

Speaking French and Cultural Norms by Frannie Cohen-Dumani

Growing up with a French speaking father, my siblings and I learned French at a young age so that we would be able to communicate with my extended family. When I found out about this opportunity to go abroad to a French-speaking country, I could not pass up the chance to immerse myself in a different culture and continue to further my French skills. I made it a solid point…

Intro by Ava Woods

Hi! My name is Ava Woods, and I am a sophomore Dance Major on a Pre PT-Track at the College of Charleston. This May, I had the amazing opportunity to study abroad in France, Belgium, and Germany for dance! I chose this program because of my passion for the art form, and of course my love for travel. I have been dancing since the age of three, and was ecstatic…

Champions League Final by Jillian Gray

While studying abroad in Paris, our study abroad group realized we would be in the city the weekend of the Champions League final. To explain the magnitude of this soccer match, approximately 400 million people tune into the Champions League final, making it almost twice as big as the Super Bowl. I was ecstatic to be in the same city as the Champions League final. The match would be between…