Semester Off-Campus Student Blogs

Fall 2014

    
                                                      Tim Almquist

Tim Almquist
Semester in Australia

Senior, Biblical Studies major

...I am currently in the city of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, where I will be living and studying for the next three and a half months. My undergrad program at George Fox University has allowed me to study abroad through the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities’ Best Semester Australia Studies Centre. I will be staying with a host family outside of Brisbane and commuting to the campus of Christian Heritage College, where I will take four classes on Aboriginal cultures; Australian politics, religion and economics; history of Christian thought and its practice and ministry formation.....

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Victoria Nelson                          

Victoria Nelson
Veritas in South Korea
Junior, Arts-Fashion Design major

....Well, I have officially completed two days of my study abroad! And they've definitely been eventful. Very eventful indeed. First, it began with almost 24 hours of travel time between leaving my hotel in Portland and arriving at my dorm in Seoul, South Korea. I was supposed to fly over with my friend Hanna, but there was a mixup and we weren't on the same flight, which provided some interesting experiences.....

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Miranda DAgostini                      

Miranda D'Agostini
Go-Ed in Thailand
Senior, Christian Ministries and International Studies major

....It’s official! It’s been a week since I embarked on my semester abroad journey in Chiang Mai, Thailand! As many of you know, I am studying through the GO ED. Mekong program, which is designed for students to engage in what it means for our generation to ‘own and end poverty.’.....

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Kristie Nakamura                                     

Kristie Nakamura
Go-Ed in Rwanda
Senior, International Studies major and Biblical Studies minor

....During our first morning in Rwanda, we met in our outdoor classroom and could hear the voices of fellow brothers and sisters who were worshipping in church.  Since our drive from the airport to the house was late at night, we couldn’t see much of the landscape when we first arrived.  But, that morning, the sun was out, revealing many hills filled with houses, dirt and paved roads, and a landscape that has been unlike anything I have seen before.....

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Chandler Brutscher
Semester in Spain
Junior, Art major and Spanish major

....Welcome to Seville, friends! I made it to southern Spain from Kristiansand, Noway, and have now been here for a little over a week! I'm certain that it's been one of the longest weeks of my life, and I'm even more certain that I have never heard so much Spanish in my life! I have a new understanding of what 'immersion' means, and although I haven't felt ready for this adventure all summer, I sit here in my room in Seville, now, and say, "¡Vale, venga!"...

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Elizabeth hull                                    

Elizabeth Hull
Semester in Spain
Junior, English major and Spanish major

....For the next four months, Sevilla will be my home. I have the incredible opportunity to study here for one semester through the Semester in Spain program which is a part of Trinity Christian College in Chicago. Tomorrow I will register for classes in Spanish history, culture, grammar, literature (!!!), and possibly even Flamenco. Because Semester in Spain is a Spanish immersion program, I will speak only in Spanish for the next four months with the exception of calling home every now and then....

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