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…

Germany by Joshua King

Since I have been studying in Germany nearly every day has consisted of me experiencing many new and amazing things. The academic portion of my program was phenomenal, and I was emersed in an environment that hosted students from all over the world. I met people from Cameroon, Egypt, Turkey, The Ukraine, South Korea and so on. Even though I was in a foreign place with foreign people the instruction…

Intro by Riley Mazey

My name is Riley Mazey. I am a junior double majoring in Music and German. I am participating in the CofC Summer Internship in Germany. I chose this program because I was interested in immersing myself in the German culture while gaining work experience in my desired field. During my time abroad I hope to broaden my communication skills and develop an increased level of independence. Before leaving for my…

Germany by Josh King

My first week studying and living abroad in Germany has been fascinating and somewhat exhausting as I adjust to the new environment. After landing in Germany, I quickly noticed many social and cultural differences. For example, the public transport in Berlin is massive and like nothing I have encountered in South Carolina. At first, I was intimated by the sheer amount of U-bahn, S-bahn, straßbahn, bus, and taxi options, but…

International Internship Info Sessions

Are you interested in learning more about virtual or onsite international internships? The CIE partnered with the Career Center to offer an International Internship Info Session on April 7th at 3 pm. Students may view the recording here: https://youtu.be/hZths18KpM8 Recently, the CIE and Professor Mike Gómez, Chair of Hispanic Studies, hosted a Q& A session on a Virtual Spanish Internship opportunity available with API, an affiliate study abroad partner. You…

The Reality of Virtual Culture Shock by Angela Richard

If you’ve studied abroad or are familiar with the concept, chances are, you’ve heard the term “culture shock” before. Culture shock refers to the disorientation you experience when you’re subjected to a new culture. It’s especially prevalent among study abroad students, because they’re going to be living amongst a new culture for an extended period of time, from weeks to months to even years. When I studied abroad in Granada, Spain, I definitely…