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Study Abroad Blog, Page 17

There’s always something to do in Leipzig and Berlin

By Ashlee P.

Published Aug. 25, 2017

I just returned last week from my study abroad program in Leipzig and Berlin and, let me tell you, part ofme is still in Germany. These two pictures basically summarize my experiences in Germany. The first picture is from the Multicultural Parade in Berlin, near Sonnenallee and Karl Marx Strasse, during my first weekend in…

Asturias: The hidden gem of Spain

By Ann W.

Published Aug. 24, 2017

Often overshadowed by more tourist-populated areas of Spain, such as Barcelona and Madrid, this region of northern Spain is an ideal travel destination for anyone seeking the perfect place to explore, relax and try new things. Las Playas Asturias has some of the most beautiful beaches. Whether…

What to expect in Germany

By Ethan T.

Published Aug. 22, 2017

Traveling abroad comes with all sorts of differences, challenges and quirks. I spent a month in Leipzig, Germany, and another week in Berlin, and here are some of my top things to expect when in Germany. 1. Be on time (especially for the train) There's a stereotype about Germans being strict about their schedules, and…

Education in Italy

By Connor C.

Published June 30, 2017

After spending two and a half weeks abroad, I feel like I am getting a grasp on the culture here in Bergamo, Italy. We arrived in Milan on Sunday, May 15, and immediately traveled by bus to our hostel in Bergamo. We arrived, got set up and began to explore this new, amazing country. My…

Stepping into Amsterdam

By Faramola S.

Published June 28, 2017

When I first stepped out of Amsterdam Centraal, I was immediately struck by the variation of color that rode up and down the narrow, cobbled streets of the city on streams of bicycles. In other words, I was more than a…

On lake time

By Victoria R.

Published May 30, 2017

What do you think of when you're getting ready to head to the lake? I think of boats, swimming, fishing and floating! When I was gearing up for my day trip to Lake Como, Italy, all I could think about what how nice it was going to be to get some sun and enjoy the…

Feeling less alone on my solo backpacking trip

By Sherell B.

Published May 22, 2017

"Having a friend means feeling less alone in the world." –Deborah Tannen I spent the entire day exploring London alone. For three hours, I walked around Camden Town Market, weaving my way through the labyrinth of shops, street food and tourists. I then headed to the Westminster area,…

The blur that was April abroad

By Lily K.

Published May 10, 2017

The majority of April I spent traveling around Europe. It was crazy how it worked out, but my school ended up having nearly three weeks of spring break. I spent 17 days of that traveling. Exhausting is a word some may use to describe this, and it was — seven cities in 17 days. I…

The Right Time to Visit the EU

By Sheena R.

Published April 24, 2017

"You definitely came to the EU at the right time..." This somewhat simple phrase became the underlying theme during the University of Missouri's study abroad program in Brussels. Along with 12 other students from a variety of disciplines, I chose to spend my spring break learning about the policies and institutions of the European Union,…

Blisters are a blessing

By Christa C.

Published April 21, 2017

I was fortunate enough to grow up traveling all over the country with my family. Both of my parents' parents have a passion for traveling that they passed down to my parents, who have passed it to my sister…