For my specific study abroad program in Italy, it’s most definitely not required that we speak the native language. And many of the students do not feel the need to try. Because the truth is that you really don’t have to know much of anything but English, as it is a base language for the many people of many countries to communicate. Whether it is … Continue reading Learning the Language by Morgan Simmonds
Before leaving to study abroad, I was highly concerned about how I would achieve traveling Italy, let alone other European countries, if I was doing it by myself. Obviously it is not the safest for a young, inexperienced, American to go wandering through train stations and taking cabs on her own. But I was going headfirst into the semester completely alone, not knowing anyone in … Continue reading Traveling with Strangers by Morgan Simmonds
One characteristic of my journey in France thus far has been being constantly identified as an American. When people hear my american accent they almost immediately start speaking in English and ask the hot- topic question: what do you think about Donald Trump? I have found that most french people are fascinated with American culture. Most everyone speaks a little bit of English and is … Continue reading America the Great?
So far, I have been here for a little over one month and I am loving it! I have done so much since being here, from seeing the opera house to riding a camel…random right? At first, I thought that Australia was very similar to the United States, but the longer I’ve been here the more I notice differences in the way of life. The … Continue reading The Australian Way by Kayla Kozak
Our group was lucky enough to be in Chile for their week long independence celebration Fiestas Patrias. We get the entire week off of school, but the fiestas don’t really begin until half way through the week. This gave us time to go explore different parts of Chile on our extended weekend and still arrive back in Santiago for the festivals. There are many things … Continue reading Festivals and Events in Chile by Delaney Cloyd
My name is Corley Frierson and I’m a junior at College of Charleston. My major is in Communication and I currently have two English minors declared. One is Creative Writing and the other is Writing, Rhetoric, and Publications. The program I’m attending is the CofC Faculty led one in Florence, Italy. I haven’t traveled a lot, so this semester abroad is going to be an … Continue reading CofC in Florence, Italy by Corley Frierson
One of the most common questions people ask about study abroad is what on earth are you supposed to pack when going to a country you have never been to for several months?! It can be difficult to know what you are going to need and what you will want to wear seeing that you will be there long enough for the seasons to change. … Continue reading But What Will I Wear?! Learning How to Pack for Study Abroad by Madi Crow