Program: Costa Rica and Nicaragua
Office Hours: Tuesdays, 9-11am
Pura vida! My name is Courtney Brost and I am a double major in English (creative writing emphasis) and Latin American Studies with a minor in Spanish. There were many amazing experiences in Costa Rica, but I think my most favorite memory while abroad was the trip to Monteverde to go zip-lining in the cloud forest and doing the Superman zip-line and the Tarzan swing!
Program: Costa Rica Nursing
Office Hours: Thursdays, 8-10am
My name is Erin Stone. I am a Nursing Major (Spanish for Health Profession Minor). I have too many favorite study abroad memories to count! One of my favorites was going on grocery shopping adventures with my host family or spontaneous trips with my "Mom" to get choco-bananos.
Program: Costa Rica Summer
Office Hours: Tuesdays, 1-3pm
My name is Emily Marie Anderson. I am a 5th year senior, double-major in Music Education-Choral and Spanish Education. I had the chance to study abroad on the Costa Rica Summer Program during 2012. My favorite memory consisted of a 3-day weekend vacation with three other peers. We transferred from hostel to hostel, met many kind people and adventured on our own across the countryside. We traveled by bus, caravan, and boat, adventured through the tree-tops of a cloud forest, swam in a natural hot-spring along side a volcano, went canyoneering down waterfalls and river-rafted through rapids. Through continuous adventures, one can never stop smiling :)
Program: Costa Rica
Office Hours: Mondays, 9-11am
My name is Hannah Amberson and I am an International Business and Management Major along with a Spanish Minor. I studied abroad in Costa Rica during the summer of 2013 and stayed in the town of San Isidro. My favorite study abroad memory was that one day I was talking to my host dad and was explaining how I wanted to buy a soccer jersey. He got really excited because he is a big soccer fan. He told me to get in the car and that we were going to go buy one. A few minutes later we pulled up to a supermarket, I was extremely confused but didn't think anything of it. He then started talking to the owner about something I needed. The owner then came back with a bottle of tanning oil. I figured out then that because of the language barrier my host dad thought I said I wanted tanning oil versus a soccer a jersey. This was my favorite memory because it was really funny and it gave us something to talk about for the rest of my trip.
Program: Harlaxton, England
Office Hours:Tuesdays, 11am-1pm
My name is Emily Koehn. I’m a Pre-Kinesiology major. My favorite study abroad memory was scaling Arthur’s Seat at the crack of dawn to watch the sunrise over Edinburgh.
Advice for those considering my program: Have an open mind. Spending a semester at Harlaxton will give you almost unlimited opportunities to see Europe and learn firsthand about English culture, so having the right attitude and an adventurous spirit is key!
Program: Winchester, England
Office Hours: Mondays, 10:30am-12:30pm
My name is Jessica Kennedy. I am a senior Public Relations major with a topical minor in Criminal Justice. I had the best time studying abroad but my absolute favorite memory was when my cousin who lives in London took my friend and I to the restaurant at the top of the Gherkin Building and the amazing city views we saw from the skyscraper.
Program: France and Ghana
Office Hours: Thursdays, 2:30-4:30pm
My name is Megan Leary. I am a Senior at UWEC studying Communication Sciences and Disorders with a French minor. One of my favorite memories of studying abroad was when my friend Rachel and I were at a pub in Dublin listening to a three person Irish band play on their fiddles and guitars. They sang, “Galway Girl” for us and I completely felt like I was in the movie PS: I Love You. Other fond memories include watching the Eiffel Tower sparkle from the top of the Arc de Triomphe, wandering the narrow streets of Venice when eating loads of gelato, and spending Easter Sunday in London.
Program: Greece and ISU
Office Hours: Wednesdays, 9-11am
My name is Jacki Anderson. I am a Psychology major and Health & Wellness minor. My favorite study abroad memory was when I traveled by myself for the very first time. I was incredibly nervous and there is a long story that goes along with it, but in the end I felt overly confident in my ability to do things alone! It was an amazing trip!
Program: Ireland and Glasgow, Scotland
Office Hours: Wednesdays, 1-3pm
Hello! My name is Lauren Pink. I am a graphic design major and a marketing minor. My favorite study abroad memory was renting a bike and riding around Inis Mor, the largest of the Aran Islands which are off the west coast of Ireland! With perfect weather!
Office Hours: Fridays, 8-10am
Hello! My name is Danielle Martin! I am currently a Senior at the University studying Business Management, Spanish for Business and a minor in International Business. I studied abroad last summer in Florence, Italy. I loved living in Florence and being able to see so much history everyday. My favorite study abroad memory was going on an unexpected six hour hike through the vineyards and hillsides in Cinque Terre overlooking the coast of Italy.
Office Hours: Thursdays, 10am-noon
My name is Andrew Maher. My major is English and my minor is Japanese. One of my favorite memories from Japan was climbing an ancient 8 hour pilgrimage trail with my fellow Kansai Gaidai students, and at the end we soaked in a hot spring!
Advice for those considering my program: Kansai Gaidai gave me the greatest experiences of my life. Close to Osaka for modern, electric, and business Japan. While being equally close to Kyoto/Nara for the ancient, cultural and classic Japan. You get a complete picture of Japan at your fingertips. Kansai is also a big campus with a lot of students, allowing you to make many globe-spanning friendships!
Program: Stirling, Scotland
Office Hours: Mondays, 2:30-4:30pm
My name is Betsy Albers and I am a Public Relations major with a Sports Promotion minor. My favorite study abroad memory was from the very first few days of arrival. A group of us international students went exploring around the campus. We decided to tackle the big mountain called Dumyat that was right behind our dorm. During this entire 3 hour hike we were in awe of the beautiful country of Scotland. This day set the whole tone of my entire experience at Stirling University. We climbed trees, raced through the mountain tops and. I will never forget the adrenaline rush and joy I had on this day.
Program: Semester at Sea
Office Hours: Mondays, 12:30-2:30pm
I'm Josh Bauer, a Creative Writing major and Anthropology minor. Semester at Sea gave me so many good memories, but one of the most fun was exploring the tiny island country of Malta on foot with friends. Those blisters were so worth it!
Program: Valladolid, Spain
Office Hours: Tuesdays, 8-10am
My name is Telma Frumholtz. I’m a Psychology and Spanish double major and Fall 2012 I studied abroad in Valladolid, Spain. One of my favorite memories from Spain, besides all the traveling and culture I got to experience, was the Valladolid-Valencia soccer game. I am a huge soccer fan and being able to be in the third row at a real Spanish soccer game was amazing.
Advice for those considering my program: Valladolid is a great program to improve your Spanish and get to know Span and Europe as a whole. By the end, you will notice a very clear difference in your Spanish.
Program: South Africa
Office Hours: Wednesday, 11am-1pm
My name is Natalie Helgeson. I am studying Health Care Administration, Business Communication and Leadership. It difficult to narrow it down to one favorite memory but we took a trip to a hot springs pool. The scenery was absolutely beautiful and I loved being able to see the milky way and stars so clearly. That weekend and bungee jumping were some of my favorite memories.
Program: South Korea
Office Hours: Fridays, 10am-noon
My name is Sheng Yang. My major is Health Care Administration. My best study abroad memory was when my two friends and I got to Ajou University. We met one of our friend's room mate, a Chinese girl, and we were all hungry. We all were going to go eat, however, she said that we should wait for a couple of her friends that were almost to South Korea. So, we waited and to our surprise it wasn't just a couple...it was a whole group of people. We had our first meal in South Korea, with a bunch of strangers. It was a very awkward but very fun and interesting first meal. And from then on, we built our friendship.
Office Hours: Thursdays, noon-2pm
My name is Anne Wickland. I am a Religious Studies Major. My favorite study abroad memory was during my trip to Prague; I was able to do a day trip to Domazlice, the town where my great-great-great grandfather emigrated from! It was amazing to walk down the street of my ancestors and know that I was close to relatives even if I didn’t know them personally.
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