We invite all of our study-abroad students to keep a personal blog during their time abroad. Blogging not only serves as a record of what students have done and what they were feeling, which they can look back on in the future, but also helps them to process some of the challenges and differences that they experience in their day-to-day life. We regularly send students prompts of specific reflection topics - they are welcome to use our suggestions, or to write about themes of their own choosing.

Some of our students have offered to share their personal blogs with the campus community. Read about their adventures below!


Fall 2015
Senior Neuroscience major Valeria Velazquez is spending the fall term on a special petition program in Santiago, Chile. Follow her study abroad semester by reading her blog, "Adventures of Val."

Junior Aric Brown, double Cell Molecular Biology and German major, is studying in Cologne, Germany this fall. Aric will be creating a weekly video about bring abroad, which you can check out here Aric's Travel Vlog.

Spring 2015

Junior Kira Austgen, a double Environmental Science and International Studies major, is studying at the American University in Cairo for the spring.See Egypt through her eyes on her blog, "Adventure on the Nile."

Double International Business and Spanish major Sanam Bhalla is spending the spring semester of her junior year in Heredia, Costa Rica. Follow along with her blog, "Pura Vida, My time in Costa Rica."

Junior Ana Ramirez, who plans to complete a double major in Spanish and Psychology, will spend the spring term at the Universidad de Burgos in Spain. Read about her adventures on her blog, "When in Spain!"

Sophomore French and Spanish double major Rachel Reyher is studying in France at the University Paul-Valery Montpellier for the spring 2015 term. See what she's up to on her blog, "She Went to Montpellier."

Fall 2014

Spring 2014

Fall 2013

Spring 2013

Fall 2012

Spring 2012

Please note: The individual students are solely responsible for the content of their blogs.