The Truth About Homestays by Meredith Duncan

When choosing a study abroad program one of the biggest challenges is deciding where you want to live. Some programs offer student housing, some refer you to apartments, and some offer the opportunity to live with a family. Why did I want to live with a family? Kind of funny actually: I would have people that would have no choice but to hang out with … Continue reading The Truth About Homestays by Meredith Duncan

Studying Abroad as a Gilman Scholar by Abigail Martuscello

This time last year, I was filling out scholarship applications like there was no tomorrow. Between juggling classwork during the week, waking up early on weekends, and dedicating substantial amounts of time during CofC’s Fall Break – I knew if I wanted to make my dream of studying abroad a reality I needed to secure as much financial aid as possible. I took advantage of … Continue reading Studying Abroad as a Gilman Scholar by Abigail Martuscello

Common Myths About Studying Abroad in Israel by Abigail Martuscello

Abigail Martuscello is a Gilman Scholarship Recipient. Israel is not your average place to study abroad. Nestled on the eastern shores of the Mediterranean and neighboring Lebanon, Jordan, and Egypt, this country, roughly the size of New Jersey is packed with history, culture, and political momentum. Unless you’re of the Jewish faith, most people associate Israel with either the Bible or with its seemingly intractable … Continue reading Common Myths About Studying Abroad in Israel by Abigail Martuscello

Looking Back on My Exchange Semester in Bamberg by Mikaela Franco

Now that I am once again back in the United States, I can hardly believe all that happened during my semester abroad at the University of Bamberg. When I began making arrangements to study abroad back in the fall of 2018, I had absolutely no idea how things were going to work out. Of course the pandemic changed everything and left me with a few … Continue reading Looking Back on My Exchange Semester in Bamberg by Mikaela Franco

Studying Abroad in Linz, Austria by Emily Chafin

My time in Linz was too brief, but I made the most of what I got. I made many international friends and experienced a taste of education in Austria, all while seeing this part of the world for the very first time. I did not expect when I started this semester that the coronavirus would become a global pandemic. Witnessing Austrian crisis-response was certainly not … Continue reading Studying Abroad in Linz, Austria by Emily Chafin

How to Escape a Pandemic by Wes Ford

When the school was first issuing recommendations to return home, I was dragging myfeet, hoping that maybe the pandemic in Italy would stabilize and the government would get it under control, and maybe I could still spend my semester in Italy. However, as cases kept climbing, my family and I became more and more nervous, looking for our options depending on if I stayed in … Continue reading How to Escape a Pandemic by Wes Ford

Online University in Corona-Time Pros and Cons by Mikaela Franco

Thanks to the corona virus pandemic, I have not had the experience of being on campus, attending lectures and seminars in person, or meeting my classmates. Everything has taken place online, meaning that communication is often slower and more difficult than it would have been otherwise. This can be quite frustrating at times. To be honest, I find it much harder to concentrate when I … Continue reading Online University in Corona-Time Pros and Cons by Mikaela Franco

Finding the Good in the Bad by Wes Ford

Studying abroad during the pandemic has taught me a valuable lesson in how to see thegood and remain optimistic in any situation, no matter how bad it is. I’m sure everyone is all too familiar with the feeling that nothing is going right and having to find something to look forward to, especially in the current situation, and I do not claim to be the … Continue reading Finding the Good in the Bad by Wes Ford

Studying Abroad in Argentina: a Guide to Patagonia by Mallory Watford

¡Hola todos! My name is Mallory Watford and I began my abroad journey in Argentina by flying down a week early to travel around Patagonia. I’m here to tell you the do’s and don’ts of the vast, amazing southern region of Argentina (and Chile). Patagonia is actually an incredibly huge region with the most notable northern town being Bariloche and the southernmost being Ushuaia. Even … Continue reading Studying Abroad in Argentina: a Guide to Patagonia by Mallory Watford