Semester Off-Campus Student Blogs

Spring 2015

    
                                                      Amber Woodford

Amber Woodford
Semester in Italy

Junior, Marketing major

...I am sitting in my apartment in Rome, Italy looking back on my first week here. Rome is a city full of history! Standing at the foot of the Memorial of Fallen soldiers from world war two, (a beautiful huge building) there is years and years of history surrounding me. I’ve spent this past week looking at different sculptures, buildings, ruins, statues and so much more. It is such a blessing to be here and to see and learn about this amazing city. I never knew what I was getting myself into. The italian culture is unique, but I have learned to truly respect it. (Now I have only been here a week, but I appreciate some of the customs they follow)....

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Erika Lopez
                                                                 

Erika Lopez
Semester in Spain
Senior, Accounting major and Spanish major

....It's amazing that I've only been here for a week. I feel comfortable and as I stated herein. I like my homestay and house mother; I am enjoying my classes and teachers; and of course I'm in love with the city of Seville. Each morning I can look out my window and see the sun rise behind the cathedral, the sky still talking to  thin blue color with a light pink......

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Lindstrom, Steven                               

Steven Lindstrom
GoEd Thailand

Junior, International major

...I have never liked people seeing what I write and I never usually like opening up about myself, so this should be fun! First off I just wanted to clear up one thing, I am going to Thailand, NOT Taiwan! I’m sure Taiwan is a nice place but that’s not where I’m going. I always have to clear that little fact up with people. Also, the people from Thailand are called Thais, not Taiwanese; because again, they are from Thailand not Taiwan. At the end of the blog there is going to be a test on this so you better be writing this stuff down.....

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Charlotte Gray                           

Charlotte Gray
Semester in Brazil
Junior, Organizational Communications major

...Here I am in Florianopolis (Floripa), Brasil! I arrived on Saturday around noon local time. It took me almost 24 hours to get here! When I first arrived I was met at the airport by the missionary couple and their 13 year old daughter that I will be working and doing ministry with. It was great to meet them right off the bat and have some friendly, American faces greet me. At that time I was sweaty from the humidity, exhausted, and trying to navigate my way through the foreign airport. We sat down to eat and talk for a few minutes and I am looking forward to being able to work alongside them.....

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