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#StudyAbroadBecause It Broadens The Horizon

Thormodur Simonarson (1978) was born on a farm in Snaefellsnes, rural Iceland. His parents gave up farming soon after and built a guesthouse. At age 22 he ventured abroad and began to explore Europe on his own. For the next eight years he traveled to various places, both in and out of Iceland. Among his various jobs, he was a speed boner (title on the hiring contract) in the Falkland Islands as well as a crew member on a shrimping trawler in Arctic winter storms north of Iceland. 

Some Journeys Should Remain the Road Less Traveled

Whoever said it’s about the journey, not the destination has never traveled with my family. We get adventures, but not the kind you scream ‘yeah! Let’s do that again!’ If anything, you’re close to yelling ‘get me out of here!’ and not just because we want to escape each other.

My family could probably afford to stop and smell the roses and see the beauty of the journey, but some journeys should remain the road less traveled.

 

Climate Change is Ripping Apart My Adopted Family and Country, Kiribati

by Mike Roman / Mar 30, 2015 / 0 comments

Climate Change is Ripping Apart My Adopted Family and Country Tarawa, Kiribati (formerly known as the Gilbert Islands)

On December 12, 2000, I wrote home from the middle of the Pacific Ocean.

Close Encounters of the Fowl Kind: A Zany Slice of Italy

by Ivanka Di Felice / Mar 28, 2015 / 1 comments

After a few days spent with my in-laws in Abruzzo, we’re ready to make the trek back home to Tuscany.

Over morning coffee, David says, “My parents have a gift for us: two hens, their best ones!”

The three of them anxiously watch my response.

“Now you can have fresh eggs every day!” Maria happily says.

#StudyAbroadBecause it opens your world

by stasia.lopez / Mar 24, 2015 / 0 comments

Loretta Agyemang graduated from the University of Pittsburgh in December 2014 with degrees in Economics and Political Science and certificates in Global, Latin American, and African Studies. Her experience as a Ghanaian-American immigrant shaped her academic interests of uniting language learning with the social sciences.

From Cardboard Box to Notre Dame Cathedral

by Jessica Hardy / Mar 17, 2015 / 0 comments

It is so funny how over time we grow and our minds tend to change. However, there are some passions that never leave our heads, those reoccurring dreams that we want so much to be a reality.

The Blood Red Glaring Eyes

by Naomi Murphy / Mar 13, 2015 / 0 comments

When I walked into view - and saw the square - the centre of Marrakesh - I knew at once how much I was going to love it. I walked further in and listened to the crowd cheering the dancing snakes. They hissed and glared and slithered along, showing off their beautiful scaly tales. They showed off their shining fangs, which reminded me of pure white snow.

 

#StudyAbroadBecause it changes the way you see the world

by Dr. Jessie Voigts / Mar 13, 2015 / 0 comments

Hannah Olevson is a senior studying Marketing, Communication, and Spanish at the University of Wisconsin- La Crosse. She considers Sevilla, Spain her second home, and continually misses the friendly natured Spaniards and scent of freshly squished oranges.

#StudyAbroadBecause The World is Waiting

by Dr. Jessie Voigts / Mar 11, 2015 / 0 comments

Brad Miner, originally from a small town in northeast Pennsylvania, found his passion for Study Abroad and International Education while studying abroad in Costa Rica and New Zealand and by having the good fortune of traveling to Fiji, Nicaragua, and Panama.

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