Semester Off-Campus Student Blogs

Fall 2019

 

 ethanwhitted

Ethan Whitted
South Africa, Veritas Program
Junior, Information Systems major

.....Hi there! Finally, a blog post actually from South Africa! Today was the second full day of being here. Although I am safely in my accommodations here in the country now, there were a few bumps along the way when I first arrived...

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nathanielgurnee

Nathaniel Gurnee
Chile, Veritas Program
Junior, Business Administration and Spanish major

....Just one guy on a modern hero's journey through South America...

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emmaradebaugh

Emma Radebaugh
Seville, Semester in Spain Program
Senior, English and Spanish major

......This blog is for anyone wanting to keep up with travels this semester as I study abroad in Seville, Spain. I will try to post once a week with updates on what I’ve been up to, how I’m doing, and what I’m learning. Stay tuned!.....

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emilymeeuwsen

Emily Meeuwsen
Prague, Veritas Program
Junior, Marketing major

......I have no idea what to expect, and I want to keep it that way. This extreme extrovert, music fanatic, idea ninja, and marketing buff can’t wait to find out what God has in store.......

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canarachel

Cana Buckley and Rachel Nordlund
Costa Rica, BestSemester Program
Junior, Christian Ministries and International Studies major
Junior, Spanish and Interdisciplinary Major

.....We can't wait to continue to get to know our fellow students more this semester and to improve our 'gringa' dance skills!.....

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rachelduerst1

Rachel Duerst
Romania, Word Made Flesh Program
Senior, Psychology major

.....Where to begin. Reflecting on this first week here in Romania, so much has happened, good and bad. Perhaps the eye-catching title caught your attention.....

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libbykerns

Libby Kerns
Paris, La Sorbonne Program
Junior, English major

.....I love Paris. It’s a cool city. It’s big, of course, but it’s beautiful and old and full of interesting things to explore. Every corner whispers of some thing that’s happened, some life that’s passed. There are churches and saints everywhere–I mean, half the streets seem to be named after Saint So-and-so. It’s a place where people come, and have spent generations coming, to be inspired. And my host mom is both very kind and absolutely hilarious.....

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amywiese

Amy Wiese
Oxford, BestSemester Program
Junior, Interdisciplinary Studies major

.....Yesterday I visited Salisbury Cathedral. My first impression—it’s massive. I had never been to a European cathedral before, and was not quite prepared for just how large they are. Of course the effect of its size was emphasized by the rest of the town only standing about two or three stories. And we got to climb to the top of this behemoth.....

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dariaruediger

Daria Ruediger
Seville, Veritas Program
Sophomore, Biology major

.....Ten days till I am galavanting around in a mysterious country that is not my own. Ten days till I leave the comfort of the familiar. My name is Daria, and in about ten days, I will be leaving my home in Oregon to study abroad in Spain. To say that I am excited is an understatement, but is that excitement because I have a ton of expectations about this trip or because I have none?....

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