Tag: Holiday

Happy Holidays from Tokyo, Japan! (Brian Campbell)

Holiday break is now over and I have now begun the final 2 months of classes before the semester is over.  During the break, I got an interesting look at some holiday traditions in Japan. Although Christmas is very popular in Japan, it isn’t nearly as…

Christmas in Roma (Brian Anhalt)

With Christmas approaching, Rome has become a new city. Beginning in early December,  the city streets become decorated with lights. Christmas trees are placed throughout the city. While not a Italian tradition, they can be seen in Piazza Venezia and next to the Colosseum. Along with the…

Thanksgiving in Ireland (Tom Mauthe)

One of the bittersweet moments of studying abroad was missing the celebration of Thanksgiving at home with my family.  However, I was given the opportunity of a lifetime to have Thanksgiving with new friends from both the United States and other countries.  A German friend, who…

Christmas During the Australian Summer (Dale Bishop)

Maybe it is because I have lived in the snowy woods of Wisconsin my whole life, but I have a really hard time excepting that Christmas is only a few weeks away. Since all of my Christmases have been a white Christmas, with the exception of…

A Day Without Pumpkin Pie (Luanne Spence)

With the holidays right around the corner and Thanksgiving already over, a little bit of homesickness has stuck flat 14. I must admit that I did cry while talking to my family via Skype while they enjoyed pumpkin pie, turkey, and all of the other traditional…

Christmas in the UK! (Devan Scherer)

It’s Christmas time and for the first time in 21 years I am celebrating the beginning of the holiday season in another country/ countries. Here in England, Christmas is very important and you can see reminders of the holiday everywhere. Within my townhouse, we put up…

Thanksgiving in Europe & Rude Europeans (AJ Fedoruk)

With a hectic semester coming to an end I thought it be a good time to sit down and reflect on my Thanksgiving weekend here in Rome. I was fortunate enough to have my brother and mother fly out here for the week on Thanksgiving, it…

Thanksgiving Dinner … With a French Twist (Leigh Smalley)

So, we were told we would be having an “American Thanksgiving” – with the same foods and whatnot…well, it turned out to be and American Thanksgiving with a bit of a French twist – not bad, just different.  We started with an andive (some random vegetable…

Thanksgiving in London (Nicole Engbretson)

Thanksgiving is clearly not celebrated in London. Here, even before Halloween was completely over, Christmas decorations were beginning to emerge. I know some people at home who would be thrilled – They start singing Christmas carols well before Thanksgiving. Skipping ahead isn’t for me. It isn’t…

Thanksgiving Abroad (Casey Olson)

Well last week marks the first time I have ever had class on Thanksgiving.  Yes, the school I attend in Florence, Italy is made up of mostly Americans, but it is an Italian school so of course they wouldn’t give us a break.  We don’t really think of…