Semester Abroad at Ole Miss

How can I convince you that the University of Mississippi is the perfect place for you? I really don’t know. I can only tell you about my experiences and my feelings that I connect with this place! The worst week was finals week – not because of the exams, because of the goodbyes. Over time…

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…

Argentina: Study Abroad, emphasis on “study”

Hola to all! Apologies for not writing for almost a month, but I have (at least what I think to be) a good excuse! It’s midterm time. Part of what I forget about study abroad is that while I have the opportunity to go on many adventures (which I will update everyone on in another…

Spain – Fútbol Fever

Ni Barça, ni Madrid, ATHLETIC! On paper this simple phrase doesn’t look too power. But, have 40,000 crazy soccer fans scream it around you, and the chant will be ingrained in your memory forever. Last Sunday, I found myself in the third row of San Mamés Stadium, watching Athletic Club Bilbao play FC Barcelona. This…

Jordan: Managing Fears about the Middle East

December 8, 2014 By Sabrina Kosloske Studying abroad is a life-changing experience. However, there are challenges and fears that can get in the way of anticipating your trip and having fun on it. No matter how well you prepare, things will happen that you didn’t plan for. This can be scary, especially the further away…

Edinburgh, Scotland: A Month in the Land of Whiskey

Well, I am ashamed it has taken me this long to update. My only excuse is Russian (the language is killing me). The last month of my life in one post: Since the referendum, things have calmed down on the political side of things. The First Minister of Scotland decided to step down, and the…

South Africa: Paying it Forward

After visiting the township, I spent a lot of time thinking about ways I could give back to this community. During a conversation with a classmate, I learned of an opportunity to join the Unity in Africa Foundation. As a volunteer, I have the chance to go into the township and work with the Bathandwa…

Five Days of France

Sunday, 5 October 2014 As I sat at my desk yesterday replying to messages from family members and friends, I regarded the windows of the homes across my street which were open to the cool breeze and a hushed afternoon rain.  Suddenly I began to hear a lovely instrumental French melody escape from one of…

South Africa: A Cultural Adventure

South Africa’s landscape changes from place to place. There are rich and affluent areas, small towns, middle to upper class areas, and there are of course, the poorer areas where the streets are made of broken concrete and housing materials are scavenged from any available resources. This area is known as the township. These townships…

Scotland: United They Stand

News sources all over the world this week have been broadcasting what the United Kingdom has been barreling toward for over a year: The Scottish Referendum for Independence. The vote finally took place yesterday after years of waiting. After staying up all night (twitter blew up with the #indyreferendumallnighter hashtag- I know. I helped) and…