Tag: Arrival

50 Days Later (Meredith Moore)

Finally, Salama from Madagascar! I apologize for the extreme delay in beginning this blog. It has permanently resided on my to-do list since my arrival but have not yet found the time or internet speed to actually begin! Bear with me while I attempt at summing…

Impressions After Week One (Alex Leitheiser)

Wow, I can’t believe I have already been living in Prague for an entire week!  Then again, when I look back, saying goodbye at the airport last Friday night seems like forever ago. I have gone through some pretty strong culture shock over the course of…

“Blossom – Wherever You Are Planted” (Rachel Gintner)

I’ve been sitting here for the past few minutes trying to figure out what to say. Prague is…an entirely new world.  It is this curious blend of old and new, historic and streamline, ornate and chic. It’s so different than what I was expecting. I have…

Planes, Trains, and Automobiles (Allyson Bills)

Original Post Date: August 23, 2012 Planes, trains and automobiles definitely describes my day of travel. First the plane. Get through security and I’m shaking just enough where no one notices but too much where I am a little flustered.  I placed everything in the plastic…

Getting to Galway (Diane Cantillano)

When my mom dropped me off at the airport, I was expecting it to be a tearful goodbye, because I have never lived away from home and my mom, my brother and I are close. Surprisingly though, we all knew this was only temporary and an…

My Life in London (Olivia Sievert)

My life in London (and all over Europe!) began September 1st, after a night of lost sleep (time change!) and very hard goodbyes. Traveling with a group of St. Norbert students, we made our way to the arrivals hall of the VERY large Heathrow Airport. We…

Dublin (Liam McDonnell)

I was very skeptical coming into my study abroad experience.  All the talk about cultural shock and how cases of minor depression can occasionally take place had me a little nervous.  However, upon my arrival I immediately felt at home as I had 4 students from…

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 were over weight and I could…

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 the Valencian airport. After a brief layover…

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 had a tad bit of difficulty…