New Country, COVID-19 Crisis by Erin Hauptmann

Schöne Leser (Lovely reader), A Study Abroad is an experience of a life time. For me it is a chance to understand a completely different way of life 4,545 miles away from my home. I arrived in Bamberg, Germany on March 2nd, having decided to go two weeks earlier than originally planned, allowing extra time to adjust to a new life, in a different country.  … Continue reading New Country, COVID-19 Crisis by Erin Hauptmann

South Africa and Semester at Sea by Mia Amoroso

South Africa: our last and final port on the semester at sea. Over the course of the recent weeks, we have had many itinerary switches and changes of pace. While these are necessary to ensure the safety of the ship, they are still difficult to grapple with. After leaving the port of Mauritius, we were informed that due to the Coronavirus, we would be ending … Continue reading South Africa and Semester at Sea by Mia Amoroso

Finding My Hidden Gem in Florence by Cyril Langston

As I’ve spent more time in Florence, I’ve been able to find some places around town that make the city feel more like my home rather than the giant tourist destination it actually is. For me, the best place I’ve found so far is the Church of Dante; this tiny church is located right off of one of the busiest roads in Florence on the … Continue reading Finding My Hidden Gem in Florence by Cyril Langston

Train Travel in Italy by Kelsey Butcher

What is good about being in Europe is the abundance of transportation!  I had traveled on trains in Europe before my trip to Italy, but since being here I am using the train all the time.  It is pretty straightforward, but if you haven’t been on a train before (or maybe you have) you may find my information beneficial! In Italy there are two train … Continue reading Train Travel in Italy by Kelsey Butcher