"My study abroad
journey in Russia was nothing short of a life changing experience. Looking back
I can see several changes to the way I see the world, and it has opened my eyes
to something new, something fantastic, something much larger then myself. It's
a fantastical place the world and well worth the time to go exploring."
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international business in La Rochelle, France I was not only able to expand and
develop my knowledge of business and the world, but was also able create
lifelong friendships with students from around the globe."
different countries has always been an interest of mine. Studying abroad
presented me with the perfect opportunity to earn college credits and
experience different cultures. I met people from around the world and made
I studied abroad at Edge
Hill University in England for the Fall 2013 semester of my junior year. My
experience was both enriching and educational. This opportunity is definitely
not something that should be passed up on!"
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"I studied at the
American University of Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates. Studying in the
Middle East allowed me to speak with people from the entire region about
culture, history, and politics. Reading journal and news articles allows you
gain knowledge but immersing yourself into a culture allows you to gain
perspective which is something truly unique."
"In this picture, I
was trying a camel burger. Definitely an experience!"
"Studying abroad in the United Kingdom was the best
decision of my life. It's impossible to pinpoint just one thing as the best
part about going abroad. Living in another country is a life changing
experience. It changes you in the best ways possible. You'll be more
independent, your view of the world will change, and the people and
memories you make along the way will last a lifetime. If you are thinking about
study abroad at all, do it. Don't hesitate. You will not regret it. The
hardest part about studying abroad is going home."
"When In Rome..."
I studied abroad at the University of Haifa in Israel during the Spring 2012 semester. It was the best experience of my life! Not only did I get to experience the country and its people, but I got ahead on the credits and classes I need to graduate. The university took us on bus trips on the weekends to show us different areas of the country and invited us along with the local students to participate in all of there campus parties, free food, and activities. Studying abroad in Israel was the best decision I have ever made!
Studying abroad during the Spring 2013 semester in Salamanca, Spain gave me the opportunity to not just see another culture, but view that culture from an insider's perspective. From the amazing people I meet to the unforgettable sights I visited, studying abroad was one of the best decisions I have made in my college experience and I highly encourage others to explore the option!
I studied abroad in Spain but this photo was taken on a weekend trip to Morocco. Visiting this African country and getting a glimpse into their culture was one of my favorite excursions while abroad!
I had a great time in Japan. I completed a one-month summer program through CIEE that didn't interfere with my schedule at Ship. I attended classes at the prestigious Sophia University in the heart of Tokyo. During the first week, I got to go on all sorts of field trips to scenic and historical destinations. I got to go to a small town in the country, a historical government building, a drum museum, Matsumoto Castle, a wasabi farm, a traditional-style inn with a hot spring bath, and a secluded village in the mountains that looks like it did hundreds of years in the past. While attending classes, Sophia University provides all sorts of free city tours and events on campus. Things like going to see noh, kabuki, the Meiji Shrine, and I even got to go to Disney Sea. My classes changed the way I look at East Asian culture and business. I made great friends and would love to go back!
Me standing in front of historic Matsumoto Castle in Nagano Prefecture. This was just one of the great locations I visited during our weekend excursion west of Tokyo.
firstname.lastname@example.org "My experience abroad was enriching and fun in the fact that I was able to explore a new area and culture that I had never experienced before. I made many friendships and connections with people across the globe who came and studied in my program and I will definitely visit Japan again someday."
I studied abroad in Maastricht, The Netherlands, for six months. I absolutely fell in love with this small beautiful city. The charming European cobblestone streets filled with bicycle riders instantly captivated me. I arrived in January and although the cold and rain was a bit harsher than I have been used to in Pennsylvania, I did adjust and later got to experience the beautiful sunny summer days as well. The Maas River flowed through the city, separating the city centre from the other side where I lived. This river was my favorite part about Maastricht; it was so peaceful to take a bike ride or run along it, and to sit on a bench and read by it. Studying abroad was by far the best and most exciting six months of my life yet. It was filled with constantly meeting new people and seeing new places. I had opportunities I never could have imagined before. I made friendships with amazing people from all over the world and learned more about different cultures than I ever could have learned sitting in a classroom. This experience has motivated me to continue learning more about people and cultures from all around the world and I cannot wait until I get the chance to go to Europe again. I strongly urge anyone who hasn't taken advantage of this opportunity to do so, you will not regret it!
This photo was taken in the Vrijthof square, one of the 2 famous squares in Maastricht. This square contained a gorgeous church and quaint restaurants with outdoor seating for the beautiful days. The Vrijthof often held events like small festivals, concerts, and was also a big part of the celebrations for Carnival, an annual tradition in the city of Maastricht. Vrijthof square was one of my favorite places to walk and to show to visitors.
In this picture I am in Monteverde, Costa Rica. I had just finished ziplining and I decided to go ATVing on the country side of Costa Rica where I saw cows, horses, and all the views tourists don't normally get to see. The figure in the background is Volcan Arenal. That day was a clear beautiful day and I made a lot of friends that day also. I would recommend everyone to go study abroad because it is a hands on experience that cannot be replicated in a fifty minute class.
From a tower a beautiful view of Salamanca awaits. The history behind each building, wall and stone surrounds you, and the bells from another tower can be heard, chiming in melodious harmony.
I have truly enjoyed every day of my stay in Spain. Everyone I met was very warm and welcoming. My classes were taught by professors who were passionate about teaching and encouraged their students to challenge themselves. They were also happy to recommend a good book and the café with the best churros.
A friend and I are in the oldest bullfighting ring, the Plaza de Toros, in Ronda, Spain. It's so hard to narrow down the best part of studying abroad to one thing because every second is amazing. You learn so much about yourself and the world around you. You meet so many people, and you have the time of your life. My advice, if you have the chance, go!
I think the best part of my study abroad experience is the relationships that I built even if they were on a short bus ride in Spain, on a boat in Scotland or if I lived with them for three month. I was able to talk and meet with people from all over the world. I remember in Spain getting to talk with people from Canada, New Zealand, Chile, Russia, and different states in the USA all in the matter of an hour. The picture of me was taken on a weekend trip to London, I thought it was crazy how I've seen all these landmarks in pictures and movies but I was finally seeing them in person for the first time.
Studying abroad had been a dream of mine for years, and I finally got the opportunity to travel to Edge Hill University,in England, my first semester of my junior year. Going to the UK was such an incredible experience overall, but if I had to choose my favorite part it would probably be simply the knowledge and experience that I gained from going to foreign country to study. Being in the UK you have access to travel through Europe like you would state to state here. The opportunities are endless and the knowledge I gained from studying in an English university setting and going on various tours in several countries was wild. I have gained information about so many different places; learned and lived in another culture...it still blows my mind. I met some wonderful and crazy kids from all over the UK and Europe and made close relationships with several students and I family there as well. If you are not sure whether to study abroad because of funding, your parents aren't sure, your boyfriend isn't sure...if you are sure, go! I had to deal with all of those things and I promise you studying abroad will be well worth it!
Studying abroad gave me the opportunity to see a new part of the world that I would not have otherwise been able to visit. I met people from all over the world, while gaining a new perspective on the global community as a whole. Studying abroad was an experience that opened my eyes to new cultures and ideas that I will carry with me for the rest of my life.
This is a picture of myself and fellow SU student, Gregg Whitcomb, in Rio de Janeiro underneath Christ the Redeemer statue located atop Corcovado Mountain in the Tijuca Forest National Park.
Studying abroad will be one of my favorite memories of my college career. Living in Dublin, Ireland gave me opportunities that I could never imagine while living in America. I made incredible friends from all over Europe that I can't wait to visit. Living abroad matured me culturally, socially, and personally. SHIP made the trip easy for me to plan and made sure my credits would transfer. Everyone in college should take full advantage of this experience!
"The best learning experiences take place outside of the classroom."
"Touring Liverpool and England with Lennon."
The best thing about studying abroad was making new friends and being able to call them family, along with the ease of traveling, and gaining the best life experiences and memories that will last a life time!
Some of us were invited to a culture fest, and they dressed us up like scholars. I made relationships with people all over the world that are going to last a lifetime.