Tag: Departure

Looking Back (Pat Pederson)

Having had a little while to reflect on my experiences in Europe has allowed me to appreciate the time that I had.  Living in Valencia, Spain and traveling to other parts of Europe (including France and England) opened my eyes once again to the ways of…

Ready or Not (Leah Zwiers)

I had started my countdown to go home right around the halfway point. It wasn’t that I was ready to leave, just that I was ready to go home (as if that makes any sense at all). I so badly wanted to see my family and…

Public Transport in Grenoble (Alissa De Valk)

Looking back on my semester in France, I can’t believe how quickly it has gone and how many things I got used to that I know I thought were unusual when I arrived. One of the main things was the transportation system, and everything that goes…

Don’t It Always Seem to Go (Rob Fulton)

Studying abroad was an experience. The type of experience depended on who you are and what you did.  Studying abroad was, to quote the great Dennis Green, “what we thought they were.” It had it’s ups and downs and about halfway through it the mental countdown…

What I Hate About You (Bojan Francuz)

In the past three and a half months I have come to love Jordan. I have a wonderful host-family which cooks the most delicious meals every day. I enjoyed my classes which consisted of lectures given by prominent Jordanian political scientists, youth activists, former ministers and…

Me, Myself, and I (Rob Fulton)

Dear Future ‘Study Abroaders’, I am writing this letter as a warning to all of you.  Actually the word ‘warning’ seems harsh, call it more of an advisement.  If you choose to go abroad, which you definitely should, I would recommend that you go by yourself. …

How to Feel (Krista Hove)

Originally I was going to write my last blog on how it felt to return home from Italy, however I have not yet left. I will be getting home in two days and I am full of many mixed emotions. So because I don’t have time…

Sometimes You Have to Laugh (Casey Olson)

So let’s begin by stating that most people travel abroad because they are open to risk.  When making a decision to travel, there has to be knowledge that not everything is going to be perfect and that’s what makes it exciting.  Discomfort needs to happen so we…

The Final Countdown (Amber Duerwaechter)

Here it is. The final countdown. Many students in my program have already left to go home which makes it seem like my turn is much farther off than just 2 days. I’m finding myself frantically trying to take in every last minute but also, very…

Being “Italy-fied” (Alexis Achs)

Over the past four months here I have been extremely thankful that I have chosen to study abroad in Florence this semester. At first I was a little nervous about living in a different country with a different culture than what I was used to for…