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…

A weekend in Prague

A few weeks ago my friend Jenna and I went to Prague for a quick weekend! I didn’t know much about Prague but I wanted to go because I heard it was beautiful and I have family from the former Czechoslovakia. It was so beautiful it honestly looked like it was right out of a storybook. This…

Life at Sea

January 13, 2017 I am currently writing this post from the back of the ship on deck 8 in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. Even though we have only been on the ship for a little over two days, the MV World Odyssey already feels like home. The first night was amazing. There was…

Dana: Children’s Grand Park in Seoul

Unfortunately, my time in South Korea is gradually coming to an end. It is now my last week in Korea. It is for this reason that I must do everything I can within my power to enjoy every last moment before I return home. This past weekend, my roommate and I visited the Children’s Grand…

Dana: Namsan Tower and Myeongdong

Now that it is November, the temperatures are dropping to below freezing, the leaves are changing to a beautiful array of yellows, reds, and browns, and Korea is as lively as ever. Not too long ago, I got the chance to see Seoul from a vantage point of 236 meters high at the top of…