Leben in Wien

Studying abroad was something I had wanted to do since I was a little kid. I was fortunate enough to go on a 17-day program to China when I was 13, and a week-long study abroad program to Belize when I was 18. Both of these trips helped me rid of any doubt that I […]

Semester in the City of a Hundred Spires

When I came to Auburn for my freshman year, I had already decided that I was going to study abroad. I did not know where, but I knew I wanted to go for a whole semester and completely submerge myself in another culture. I had never been to Europe, so my love for history and […]

Living Lavishly in London

I cannot even begin to think about the amount of times that I have told my “study abroad story.” For countless weeks and months after I returned from my program I kept getting asked about my experience from friends and family. Honestly, I even got some facebook messages from people while studying abroad that kept […]

A Lucky Summer in the Fair City

Sometimes stepping out of your comfort zone can be the best thing possible.   This past summer I stepped out of my comfort zone and spent 7 weeks in a country that I had never been to before. It was my first time traveling to Europe and it was the longest time I have spent […]

When in Wien

When I talk about my abroad experience, I could tell you about so many things. I could talk about the way I was ready for the physical travel, but not ready for the lifelong friendships I would make. I could tell you about how I wasn’t prepared for the culture shock or the way I […]

International Women’s Day Celebrates Esther Ngumbi

Esther Ngumbi Post-Doctoral Fellow, Entomology Office of International Programs/University Outreach Esther’s International Involvement: I have a passion for International work. I am heavily engaged in International work both in my native country—Kenya and other countries in our global world. On a beautiful summer day of August, 6, 2011, I attained what at times seemed to […]

International Women’s Day Celebrates Nighet Ahmed

Nighet Ahmed Graduate student (Ph. D in Adult Education) Educational Foundations, Leadership, and Technology Nighet’s International Involvement: Today, the United States stands at a threshold of being a diverse and pluralistic society with people from multiple cultures, speaking multiple languages. Similarly, Auburn University has seen an exponential growth in the enrollment of its international student […]

Libérté, Egalité, Fraternité

Everyone is spooked that something bad is going to happen if the thirteenth day of the month falls on a Friday. I am not one for superstition, but November 13th, 2015 was a night filled with horror. The week leading up to that night, I had taken my parents on a short tour through France […]

Semester in the “Fairytale City” (Prague)

I had always known that I wanted to study abroad. I was fortunate enough to grow up as an only child to parents who suffered from “wanderlust,” so I traveled a lot as a kid. I went to China, France, and Australia along with a whole laundry list of places with my parents as a […]

Looking Back on a Semester in Spain

From a young age I’ve been fortunate enough to travel quite a bit with my family. It’s something we’ve always enjoyed doing and something I really wanted to do more of. When I first arrived at college and learned about the Study Abroad program, I knew I wanted to study abroad, but I wasn’t sure […]

A Year in Incheon — A Year of “New”

Korea has always played a big part in my life, long before I ever set foot off that airplane at ICN in August of 2015. My grandmother, born in North Korea, fled to the South at a young age with a few of her siblings and lived in the port city of Busan before meeting […]

Challenge Your Limits

Studying abroad – for me I saw it as an opportunity to live my life in a completely new way, a test, and a chance to develop a new perspective on the world. It had the potential to be an unparalleled experience, but there were so many questions to tackle first. Where would I go? […]