The Seoul Diaries: Culture Shocks

Hello! Welcome back to my blog posts! It already has been almost a month of me living in South Korea, so I thought I would quickly discuss some of the culture shocks that I have had and helpful information or skills that I have learned so far! These things would be good to know if…

A Beginners Guide to Life as an Exchange Student in South Korea

Entering my dorm for the first time felt so surreal – minus me sweating through my clothes from the gigantic hill and carrying my three suitcases up the stairs outside. I was so excited to be out of my quarantine hotel room. I was ready to get settled in. After filling out some dorm contracts…

The Seoul Diaries: Part 1

Hello! My name is Faith and I am currently in South Korea doing a 2-week quarantine. My major is International Studies with a minor in Korean and I will be studying at Korea University for 2 semesters. I got into learning the Korean language back in 2015 and haven’t stopped since. I love South Korean…

Study Abroad Zoom Backgrounds

Check out these fantastic Zoom backgrounds from last year’s study abroad students! Download and use for all your Zoom meetings this fall to share your love of other countries and international education! Credits to our student photographers below. Aidan HeydtVietnam Ava CooperTaiwan Charlotte ArmisteadJordan David GuefenIreland Bill Scheurman Austria Halle AmesAustria Parker CushmanUnited Kingdom Kai-Shin…

Virtual Study Abroad Programs and Remote Global Internships in Summer 2020

If you can’t travel abroad this summer, bring the world to you! We are pleased to offer virtual study abroad programs and remote global internships for summer 2020. Go abroad online this summer and engage in a meaningful global experience without leaving home. The university’s online study abroad programs enable you to interact and engage with…

Study Abroad: Leave Me Alone So I Can Grieve In Peace

Dear Spring Study Abroad Students, When I saw the comment on our return information form, “Leave me alone so I can grieve in peace,” at first I was offended. We were furiously tracking the locations and safety of all spring students and needed to know if you had made it back to the United States….

Amsterdam, Brussels, Prague… OH MY!

This week was The University of Edinburgh’s ‘Flexible Learning Week’ which means the students have a whole week to catch up on work and focus on their studies. I decided to go to three different countries instead. I am not advertising procrastinating and not getting your work done- I just decided to take the week…

Studying Abroad for the First Time: Dos and Don’ts for Planning Your Trip

Studying abroad can be the adventure of a lifetime and will certainly be an experience you will remember forever. However, moving to a new country and school, surrounded by new people and environments can bring about unexpected challenges and moments of uncertainty. Good planning can reduce the stress in studying abroad and make the adventure…

Edinburgh: Castles and Friends

I have been in Edinburgh for 2 week now and boy have I had every emotion possible! Of course I have been homesick. Yes, I have been anxious. I miss my family and my cat. I miss having a normal size bedroom and bathroom instead of my new tiny flat. BUT, I have also felt…

Study Spanish in Cádiz!

Are you interested in earning 6 hours of Spanish language credit in Summer 2020? Join the Spanish in Cádiz program from May 26 – June 24, 2020. Sweeping ocean vistas, beautiful architecture, and narrow streets characterize palm-studded Cádiz – one of the most ancient continually-inhabited cities in the western hemisphere. You’ll live with a great…