Recommendations in Reading

When studying abroad, it’s imperative to try and live like a local. I was fortunate enough to become very close with the people I live with, all but one of whom are actually British, and this helped me really settle into the British way of life. With this being said, there are a few things…

24 Hours in Edinburgh

Last week I got the opportunity to visit Edinburgh on a last minute trip to Scotland. I’d not been to Scotland yet, and given that Scotland is where some of my ancestors are from (shoutout to clan Bruce), I felt like I needed to go, so I woke up at 4:45 in the morning to…

Reading to Rome

  At the beginning of April, I got the opportunity to spend a few days in the city of Rome with some of my friends I’ve made while being on study abroad. As someone studying Italian, this opportunity was one I couldn’t pass up, and I’m so incredibly happy that I decided to go. We…

Eiffel in Love with Paris

While studying at the University of Reading, I got every university student’s dream: a three week spring break. For the first week of this break, I hopped on a nine hour bus ride from London to Paris with my friends Julia, another Rebel, and Gabby, a Canadian Juli and I met at Reading,  to see…

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…

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…

Dana: First Impressions of South Korea

  My first few days in South Korea definitely exceeded my expectations. Not only have the locals been extremely kind to me, but I can honestly say that I’ve almost experienced more in these past few days than I have experienced in my entire life. First off, as soon as I’d gotten settled into my…

Sachsenhausen (a Nazi KZ)

  Hi everyone! I took my time to visit a former Nazi concentration camp/prison yard close to Potsdam. Sachsenhausen: Located in Oranienburg, several miles from Potsdam, this was a concentration camp used by the Nazis from 1936 till 1945. After World War II, it was used by the as a Internment camp when that area…

Beautiful Potsdam!

Hi guys! I have one more post on the beautiful buildings and sights of Potsdam. Glienicker Brücke  (Glienicker Bridge): is a 128 meter x 22 meter bridge spanning over the Havel river and connecting the Wannsee district of Berlin with Potsdam, the capital of Brandenburg built between 1906 and 1907. The bridge was a notorious location…

The beautiful sights of Potsdam (3)

Hi everyone!   I would like to talk about more amazing sights in Potsdam. Palace Sanssouci Designed between 1745 and 1747 by Georg Wenzeslaus von Knobelsdorff to fulfill King Frederick’s need for a private residence where he could relax outside the Berlin court, the palace Sanssouci is a translation of a French phrase (san souci), which translates as “without…

Beautiful sights of Potsdam (2)

Hi everyone! I would like to share more beautiful sights of Potsdam in this post. The Protestant Church of Peace (Friedenskirche); which is also located in the Sanssouci Park, was built King Friedrick William IV between 1845 and 1848.   The Temple of Friendship (Freundschaftstempel) is a small, round temple in the western part of…