The Start of the Adventure
Jan15

The Start of the Adventure

Growing up, I had always wanted to see the world. I loved meeting new people with different backgrounds than my own to learn about new cultures and gain perspective in my own life. However, with school, sports, and various other activities in my life, I was never able to travel outside of the United States. So, when choosing a college, I searched for a school that offered study abroad programs because I had heard of so many people who...

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Loneliness Abroad
Dec17

Loneliness Abroad

There are a lot of incredible things about studying abroad. And most of the time, you’ve talked to other people who have done it and seen instagram posts of your acquaintances. It’s going to be amazing! It’s going to be the most incredible experience of my life! And that can be true! But one of the things I wish I had known was the possibility of loneliness. This isn’t applicable to all programs, but I know for me it was very real. I...

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Traveling Solo
Dec12

Traveling Solo

One of the most amazing things about studying abroad is the opportunity to live in a new place and take the chance to travel and see more of the world than you could from home. But traveling is hard, and it also can be hard to find people you want to travel with. So that’s why one of my favorite things I did abroad was solo travel. It seems scary, but it can be amazing and challenging and incredibly rewarding. We’ve all been on...

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Ich liebe dich: The BvG and I
Dec02

Ich liebe dich: The BvG and I

I love the BvG. Which is great, because the BvG’s logo is a heart and their slogan is “Weil wir lieben dich.” In German, that means “Because we love you.” So the feelings are mutual. What is the BvG, you ask? Oh, it’s the public transportation system in Berlin. S-Bahn (street trains), U-Bahn (the underground/subway), buses, and trams. See, it would be impossible to get around Berlin without the BvG. It is an efficient system, with a...

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Headed to Bordeaux!
Sep02

Headed to Bordeaux!

Hi everyone, my name is Evans Johnson and I am a senior at The University. I have decided to spend my first semester in the beautiful city of Bordeaux, France at KEDGE University. I write this post as I sit waiting at the airport for the flight that will take me on my next adventure! This was a difficult decision for me as this would be last fall semester on campus. I had to make the terribly hard decision on whether to miss football...

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Safari Before I Go
Aug22

Safari Before I Go

Returning home from South Africa was honestly heartbreaking. I enjoyed my experience immensely and could not believe how quickly the time passed. I was so glad I was able to check off something that was on my bucket list since I was a little girl: going on a safari!! This was the most compelling experience that initially attracted me to South Africa, and it was even more amazing than anything I could imagine. I saw a lion in its...

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