Reflections on Italy by Olivia Soccio

Currently I am about halfway done with my program in Milan and it finally feels like home. I have adjusted to some of the culture changes such as daily attire, eating times, public transportation and my classes. I really love Milan because there is always events happening and it truly is a metropolitan city yet has that European charm. So far for events there has … Continue reading Reflections on Italy by Olivia Soccio

A Semester in Paris by Ellen Snyder

Hi, my name is Ellen Snyder and I’m a junior at the College of Charleston with a double major in International Studies with a European concentration and French and Francophone Studies. For the 2019 fall semester, I am studying abroad in Paris, France through the IES French Studies program. I chose this program because I loved the idea of being in a major city and … Continue reading A Semester in Paris by Ellen Snyder

Living Like a Local in Spain by Ryan Parham

The first difference you’ll notice between American and Spanish culture is the food. The food culture in Spain is totally different than how we eat in America. My favorite dish I’ve tried here is what they call Paella. It is an assortment of many different types of sea food with grilled vegetables over brown rice. I have never been a fan of fish food but … Continue reading Living Like a Local in Spain by Ryan Parham

Everything You Need to Know Before Studying Abroad by Spencer Marsh

First things first, you will most certainly either pack too much or too little. But fear not! The odds are you probably have everything you need in your new temporary home. And if they don’t, then that means you are going to embrace living in that culture faster than you thought. In my opinion, packing a bit light is always the best option. It will … Continue reading Everything You Need to Know Before Studying Abroad by Spencer Marsh

PLANES, TRAINS, BUSES AND METROS! Learning to Use Public Transport Abroad By Drew Lamberger

Getting around European countries and cities has been a huge adjustment for me considering in Charleston I can get around mostly everywhere with just my bike and rides from friends. I came to Nice with my friend Reagan who is also a junior at CofC. We live together in an apartment that is about 5 miles away from our school so you have to take … Continue reading PLANES, TRAINS, BUSES AND METROS! Learning to Use Public Transport Abroad By Drew Lamberger

Chilean Independence Week by Leasette Leon

As I first arrived in Chile, I looked at the program’s schedule, and realized we had a week off of school in September. Chile’s Independence Day is September 18, but the country uses an entire week to celebrate, mostly referred to as Fiestas Patrias. My group and I instantly decided to take this week to travel and also celebrate. Half of the group went to … Continue reading Chilean Independence Week by Leasette Leon

The Anglo American University by Madison Mahrlig

The Anglo American University is located right in the heart of Prague and has a magnificent view of Prague Castle.  The outside view is not the only thing that surprised me about the university but the classrooms are so exquisitely decorated that they look like they are castle rooms themselves. The rooms all have gold accents and marvelous chandeliers. The building is not the only … Continue reading The Anglo American University by Madison Mahrlig