Monthly Archives: October 2011

Culture Shock in Ecuador (Jenny LeMere)

My first day in Ecuador started at 9:30 pm on August 16th, 2011.  When I arrived in at the airport and made my way to customs, I think I suffered my first bout of culture shock.  First of all, my bags … Continue reading

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Speaking of Spanish (Caitlin Petersen)

I have to say, as excited as I was at the beginning of this semester to immerse myself in Spanish and really try my hardest to speak it whenever possible, it’s been very difficult to keep that promise to myself.  … Continue reading

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Ecuador (Leah Zwiers)

When I first thought “Ecuador”, I definitely expected a major change in almost every aspect of my life. And it is safe to say that I got what I expected. My life here is anything but boring, but this took … Continue reading

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London (Joe Hansen)

Well whoever said London and De Pere are very different lied………ok not really. I have been here for three days now and I have been exposed to so much that my brain is having a tough time taking in all … Continue reading

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A Week to Remember (Pat Pederson)

I think that we all have moments in our lives that we know will change us forever; that we are about to do something extraordinary. For me, one of these moments was when my Swiss Air flight captain bid me goodbye in … Continue reading

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Culture (Paul Krechel)

I will say without a doubt that this experience has been quite the change for me. I think like all students who study abroad in a different country, you begin to acknowledge the immense differences between the host country culture … Continue reading

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Watch Out for Those Doors – and Hang On for Your Life (Calli Nonnemacher)

I’m sorry if anyone finds this blog completely boring, but I felt the need to share this information with anyone who is thinking about studying abroad in Spain. My words of advice to you: if you can’t take the heat, … Continue reading

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Dublin! (Matt Dunne)

Monday marked the halfway point of my stay in Dublin and it is shocking how fast the time has gone. I look at myself today and how adapted I am compared to the day I stepped off the Aer Lingus plane. So many … Continue reading

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Little Irish Ladies Save the Day (Katie Riesterer)

While waiting in line for immigration, a sweet little couple from Indiana inquired after our stay.  The little lady was originally from Ireland and she advised us to take a bus, rather than a train, from Dublin to Cork.  We … Continue reading

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Arrival to a New Land (Jenny Cheke)

I’m in Ireland. I’m in Ireland? I’m in Ireland! Woot! Finally made it to Cork after a long journey. A three hour car ride with my wonderful parents (in which I was not allowed to sleep due to my Dad … Continue reading

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