Lillian Berish -- France
"The best thing
that can happen to a person is to go somewhere they have never been, and experience
the kindheartedness of a complete stranger. It's difficult to find a better
occasion than when abroad."
"I climbed a mountain and took a selfie. This is my view of Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland from atop Mount Männlichen. It was breathtaking."
Megan Shaw -- Poland
"I studied in Wroclaw Poland but also traveled all
over Europe while there. This picture is while I visited Colmar France also
known as "La Petite Venise," this was one of the best places I saw.
Studying abroad gives you a different view and will change you as a person. I
made friends from all over the world and still keep in contact with them today.
It truly was the best experience I've had in college so far."
Nick McGarrell -- South Korea
“The best part of my experience in Korea was that I not only
had the chance to embrace a culture that was very different than mine, but I
also was able to build relationships with people from all over the world.”
"This is me playing guitar on a train on my way to the beach in Daecheon, South Korea for spring break in May '14."
Nicole Miller -- Spain
The best part of studying
abroad was having the opportunity to experience another country’s culture.
While I was oversees, I had learned about the Spanish customs, tasted many
Spanish dishes and conversed with the native people. This experience helped me
become a well-rounded individual.
This picture was taken in front of El Castillo, a large castle that I saw while in Spain. It is located outside of a small toen known as Peñafiel.
Olivia DiBella -- Germany
"Even though I was in Berlin, Germany for only a month, it was the
best month of my life. Being in a different country, and studying with students
from all over the world was humbling yet AMAZING! The best part was how open
everyone was to new experiences and cultures. Don't pass up this life-altering
The picture is me in front of Brandenburger Tor (Brandenburg Gate). One of the lasting symbols of Prussia. It is located right in the center of Berlin, and is a major symbol of the city.
Ryan Lopez -- Spain
Sara Sermarini -- England
The best part of studying abroad in London was the culture.
It was hard to believe how old everything was and all the history that's
happened there. I went during the World Cup this past summer, and although
England didn't make it far, watching the games at the local pubs was one of the
craziest experiences of my life. I also met Josh Franceschi who is the lead
singer of my favorite band (You Me At Six), at a Chinese takeout place in
Piccadilly! Overall, it was an unbelievable experience.
This is a photo of me at the Roman baths in England, showing my Ship pride.
Stephen Spindler -- Israel
No amount of words can do justice for my year-long journey;
for having travelled the Middle East and other countries, having discovered new
places and explored new cultures, having made friends from around the globe,
and having gained an increased level of awareness and understanding of the
world. It was an adventure in every sense of the word, as well as a journey
that helped me progress academically and grow personally. Simply put, it was
the best experience of my life. You need only dare.
View of the Old City of Jerusalem from atop Mount of Olives. The Dome of the Rock can be seen glistening in the background. Jerusalem possesses religious significance for all three monotheistic beliefs: Christianity, Judaism and Islam.
"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."
Shelby Coghill -- Africa
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!
Samuel Gau -- Japan
"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."
Amanda Segner -- Ireland
"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 muttered 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."
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Genna Willey -- England
"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 experience and memories that will last a life time!"
"Touring Liverpool and England with Lennon."