Why I Chose England and Study Abroad

Hey guys! I can’t believe I’ve been in England for 3 months already, it still feels like I just got here last week. Today I wanted to tell you guys about my reasons for choosing the University of Reading and study abroad in general. While I wasn’t actually born in Mississippi, I’ve lived there in…

England: Warwick

I’ve been in Reading (pronounced Redding) for almost a full two months now, and I feel like I’m at a home away from home. England is a beautiful country full of history and culture, and truly one of my new favorite places on Earth. I came to England expecting to get experiences I can’t get…

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…

Angers, France : Toussaint Day Travels

Last week marked the French national holiday known as Toussaint Day (or All Saint’s Day, for English speakers). Toussaint Day is November 1st which fell on a Wednesday this year, so for all of us lucky students at CIDEF, we had three days off of school.   I, being notoriously terrible for planning actual things…

Spain: The EAIE Conference

Every September, there is a conference hosted in Europe that is called EAIE. The purpose is for international educators to get together, meet with partners, and learn about the best practices in international education. As the advisor to our international exchange students, I was afforded the opportunity to travel alongside Blair McElroy to Spain! Neither…

Life in Oxford, Mississippi

Hotty Toddy! My name is Franz and I’m from Germany. I’m doing one exchange semester at Ole Miss. And I can tell you: IT IS AWESOME! If just been for 4 weeks now, but the days fly by really fast! The campus is great and people are so friendly around here. As I’m from a…

Tangier, Morocco!

While my parents were in Málaga we also took a day trip to Tangier, Morocco! Morocco wasn’t on my top list of places to visit at first but after a while I realized that I have no clue when I will be that close to Morocco again so we booked a tour. We planned this trip…

Japan: The Fleeting Sakura Season

Winter this year in Japan was milder than usual so everyone was a little surprised when spring seemed to show up late.  In Japan, people associate the blossoming of the cherry blossom trees, or sakura, with the start of spring.  People will typically have hanami, a flower viewing picnic, to celebrate the good weather and…