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: 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…

Beautiful sights of Potsdam (1)

  The city of Potsdam is not only the largest city in the state of Brandenburg, Germany, it is also the capital of Brandenburg. Potsdam directly borders the German capital, Berlin. Potsdam was the residence of the Prussian Kings and German Emperors for several decades, until 1918. In Potsdam, you find the largest World Heritage Site…

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…

6 Months Already?

Since my last post, I have had the chance to travel around New South Wales, Australia a bit more. A little over two week ago a group of my friends and I headed up the coast to a little beach town called Byron Bay. The town was very eclectic as it had a wide variety…

Riley: Patagonia, Time Travel, and Bad Luck

Patagonia: Recently I traveled to the Patagonia Region of Chile with Megan, the other student studying in Chile from Ole Miss.  We were almost as far south in the world as you can get (before Antarctica, of course).  We began our trip by flying to Punta Arenas and from there we took a bus to Puerto Natales.  When we…