My First Impression of Granada…

The First time I saw Granada on January 25th still seems like a dream even a month after. I know I have not written anything since my first post but for me, it has been difficult finding the right things to say. In many cases, I have sat down and pondered what to write, or…

Na Shledanou Prague

This morning I had to say “see you next time” to my home of four and a half months. It was heart wrenching, and needless to say I left my apartment, friends, the airport, and airport runway in tears. (It was a day to cry, okay.) I decided to study abroad to be immersed into…

KraKOW, Poland

I’m Shelby Lewandoski, I’m Polish, and this past weekend I got to go to Poland. It was so great! CEA, the program that I’m studying with took us to Krakow, Poland for the weekend. It was full of activities, culture, and sights, as many trips are, but….this one was extra cool because this place is…

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…

Study Abroad 101

Well, it’s finally about that time. My finals are just around the corner and by this time next week I’ll officially be finished with my study abroad semester and spending 2 more weeks traveling around Europe before coming back to the States. With that being said, I’ve thought a lot about what to tell people…

South Africa: A reflection on my time abroad

As I reflect on my time in South Africa, I could not be more grateful for my experiences, adventures, friends I’ve made, and the knowledge I gained over the past four months. When I decided to come to this place, I struggled to imagine what study abroad would consist of and how I would grow as…

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…

Discovered Who I am in Florence

Ciao Rebels! I’ve been in Italy for now 61 days. I knew I would be experiencing challenges but I didn’t consider how much I was going to discover about myself. I’ve always known my sensitivity overwhelmed me but I didn’t realize how much my daily life at home masked it. I came here with the…

Australia: The best of the last few weeks

So it has been a while since my last post, which I reckon is perfectly understandable considering I had heaps of things to cross off my bucket list in my last month Down Under. The idea of leaving a place I had so deeply fallen in love with was just as heart wrenching as the…