Angers, France : Final Thoughts

Today marked my final day at CIDEF and my final full day in Angers. In the afternoon tomorrow, I depart for Paris, and then fly home on Saturday. It’s difficult to believe that this incredible experience is drawing to a close. This semester has had several moments of both joy and sorrow, and sometimes at…

Switzerland: Je ne quitte pas la Suisse… Je la prends avec moi

Heading home. For so long these words would fill my soul with warmth – to head back to a place filled with family, filled with home cooked meals, filled with ease. Yet, now I am back, and though all of these sentiments have been fulfilled, I find myself reminiscing on my time in the land…

Dana: Never a Dull Moment

I have been in South Korea for exactly three weeks now, and I have not experienced any semblance of boredom whatsoever. Experiencing Seoul as an exchange student at Korea University is great, because there is always something to do, outside of studying of course. What stands out the most about Korea for me is definitely…

Elizabeth: Road Rebs

I cannot believe that my time abroad is beginning to come to a close! The month of June has been filled with final presentations, parciales (tests) and anxiously waiting to see if it is necessary to take my finals or being able to miss them due to my passing grades. I haven’t had much chance…

Riley: Good Karma in Argentina

One of the first things I learned during my study abroad meetings before I left the U.S. was that if you have a “type A” personality or more or less are a control freak, you will soon lose sight of this by studying abroad.  This could not have been more true based on the whirlwind…

Celebrating Holy Week in Granada

Holy Week for many people is different and is celebrated in a diverse from depending on where one lives. A usually celebrated by going to church, watching the same movies that air every year, and especially celebrating with family. In the USA is always a bummer because Spring Break is before the Holy Week so I…

China

China China China. Oh China. It’s been a long week here in China. Yes long but also really exciting. I know I said this about Japan, but I’ll say it again for China: it was not at all what I was expecting it to be. Maybe I need to just stop expecting or anticipating certain…