Greece: Midterms and Meteora

Sometimes it’s easy to forget the first word of the term “studying abroad.” That is, we are actually going to school. Weird, right? We have tests and projects and other normal school things. I had no idea. Anyway, spring break is next week, (Here in Greece, lovely, lovely Greece, spring break is two weeks long. score.)…

First Post from Chile!

Hi everyone! My name is Thompson Barr and I am a junior; I’m spending this semester in Valparaíso, Chile! I’m so excited to share my experiences abroad with y’all back at home, hope y’all enjoy it! I’ve been here in Chile for about 30 days now. Among orientation with my exchange organization, CIEE, meeting new…

Chateaux and Paris

It’s been harder than I expected to write consistently, but I’ve also been caught up experiencing life here in Angers.  It feels like home, and I have now developed somewhat of a consistent routine.  I’m taking 21 hours here, which sounds like a lot (but it’s really manageable).  I’m taking 9 hours of language, 3…

Switzerland: Out with the Old…

Today was technically the second day of the new semester, but the first day for me. Jumping back into classes is always difficult before adding on the fact that it’s at 8:15 am and in another language. I spent last semester taking language courses and am now faced with actual content courses, although I was…

Italy: Florence

It has been a crazy week in Florence! I finally started classes at Florence University of the Arts. It’s very interesting to be in such small classes compared to Ole Miss. Some of my classes here only have 12 students! I only have classes on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays… Tough life. I haven’t gotten homesick…

UK: I should be studying

Dang. I’m so over-due on a blahg post. I honestly couldn’t even remember what my last one was about until I just checked. That one was long. Ain’t no body got time for that, so I’ll spare you this time. It’s exam week(s). Yes. Exams extend for three long miserable weeks here. I keep telling…

UK: It’s Art

Bear with me on this one, folks. I’m really trying to keep telling myself that when in Rome, ya gotta do as the Romans do. During the student government election party (which by the way is so intense compared to Ole Miss’s—believe that or not— 50 people are campaigning to win one of 6 spots…

Chile: Perspective

I’ve finished a month in Chile! Apart from being a significant milestone, this means that I’m already a fourth of the way done with my stay here. Not only can I take the bus without getting lost, but I finally know which routes go where. I can order food without people answering me in English….