Lessons Learned and Memories Made

Studying abroad, in essence, has proven to me that even in an interconnected world there is still an incredible amount of value to traveling. In America, we are blessed by the languages, cultures, food, and customs from other countries. However, having the ability to travel to these countries and witness how all these elements come…

Living in Ryd

Hej Hej! It’s been two days since I have arrived in Linkoping. So far so (mostly) good! Currently I am living in Ryd. It is a large neighborhood right outside the university. Most of the student dorms are located here as well as other apartments owned by local people. So there are a lot of…

The Bumps in the Road of Living Abroad

As I sit in the airport about to leave Vienna, I am reflecting on my semester abroad.  There were definitely some challenges I faced when between language barriers and cultural differences. There were a few weeks to adjust to the new norms, but after no time I seemed to fit right into the Viennese life….

Putting the study in study abroad

One of the first things I noticed upon meeting my new instructors was the varied backgrounds they came from. The majority of instructors in my classes were professionals who used their experience to teach classes rather than formally trained educators. Though our professors were used to a different culture, and in most cases did not…

To the City that Changed My Life for the Better

Before I studied abroad, I thought I understood the world around me. I thought I understood diversity, exploration, challenges, organization, and beauty. Living in London taught me that I really did not understand what these words truly meant and represented. I did not realize the extent of how diversity could impact a company and a…

The Essentials

The biggest challenge I faced abroad was missing my loved ones in the states. Trying to communicate across the world with an eight hour time difference was extremely difficult. To future study abroad students, I would recommend agreeing with your loved ones on a certain day or time to catch up. Once my family and…

The Travel Bug

One of the best things about living in London is how close it is to other famous cities and tourist destinations! I had the most incredible time exploring around the United Kingdom, visiting Bath and Stonehenge. I even had the chance to visit the beautiful countries of Ireland, Germany, France, The Czech Republic, Italy, The…

My 3 Biggest Takeaways

After one tube line transfer, I arrived at Gloucester Road Station, right in time for class. As classes came to a close, I made my way up to the corner to wait for the double-decker bus. This line would take me up the road to visit the Victoria and Albert Museum for a course field…

Looking Back on 8 months in China

Hey Everybody, I made it safely back to the United States around a week ago and it seems like a good time to reflect on what has been an incredible experience. After spending the whole summer in Dalian, China, I followed that up with a semester in Shanghai. In Shanghai I studied at East China…