Angers, France : Arrival and Settling In

Bonjour! Things are going fairly well here in Angers, France. I arrived a few days ago and have finally settled in. The first few days were hectic, but this weekend has been a short reprieve before classes commence next week. My week began with a nine-hour flight from Dallas-Fort Worth to Paris followed by a…

Switzerland: La vie en Suisse

Exhausted, elated, and simultaneously overwhelmed, I made it to Switzerland. A thrilling adventure in a place so far from the comforts of my family and friends, this semester has been a whirlwind already! It’s so hard to fathom the thought that I’ve been here in Fribourg for over a month now… Needless to say, my…

Arrival at Ole Miss by Gaia

My name is Gaia and I was born in Lecco, Italy but have lived most of my life abroad. For my junior year of college I have embarked on a year abroad in warm Oxford, Mississippi after having spent my first 2 college years in rainy and cold Edinburgh, UK. 5 weeks in my study abroad at…

Ole Miss by Riette!

Not only do we want to showcase students studying abroad outside of the US, but we also want to share our incoming exchange student experiences at UM!  Want to meet international students?  Consider becoming a Global Ambassador!  You’ll serve as a mentor to incoming students and show them “the ropes!” Below is a blog post by…

Riley: Chile

HOLA AMIGOS So I have been living in Viña Del Mar, Chile for about 2 weeks now.  I started classes on Wednesday in Valparaíso at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso.  So here’s some background information to let you know a little bit more about my situation: I am a graduate student, earning my Masters degree…

Ireland: My First Week

Hello, friends! My journey in Ireland has just started, and I’m so excited about all the fun to come. I appreciate you taking the time to follow my adventures this semester. I hope to share some great stories and beautiful pictures with you over the next four months. Since arriving at Maynooth University last Tuesday,…

My Journey to Granada

Trying to figure out what country to study has been a challenge, from trading to decide between Mexico or Spain, of course, Spain won. After deciding on the program, it was time for applying for the visa. If you ever need a visa, apply to it as soon as possible, I was confused with the…

Chapter 2- Class is in Session somewhere in the Pacific

We have had our first day of classes and I’m honestly really enjoying all that’s going on. Just like any college, I am not going to class 24 hours of the day. However, unlike any other college experience, I am on a ship with limited space in the middle of the ocean. Meaning that I…

Chapter 1- On Our Way! San Diego, Mexico, and now Honolulu

Hello from the depths of the sea somewhere between Ensenada, Mexico and Honolulu, Hawaii. I have only just begun this journey but there is already so much that has happened. As we walked up to the MV World Odyssey I could only think of how many memories we were about to make on this very…