me at the El Gato de Botero Traveling has always been a dream of mine since I was a kid. Unfortunately, my socioeconomic background never fully supported the financial stability an individual needs to have in order to travel abroad. For the past few months, I have been fortunate enough to study abroad in Dublin, … More Navigating another culture while being true to yourself
This week was the fall break that we’ve all been looking forward to. Fall break consists of one week free of classes and internships. The majority of students decided to utilize this time to travel, and so did I. Choosing a destination was easy, I’d always wanted to visit Italy, and I knew there was … More Fall Break!
When one of my instructors mentioned the word “midterm” I was baffled. Midterm can’t be approaching? I just got here! Truth is, time is flying by and I’m doing my best to make the most of it! The week began Monday with a group presentation for my British Life & Business course. Our project consisted … More Takeaway from Edinburgh: The rain doesn’t stop the sounds of bagpipes
In just 6 days, I’m leaving London and heading back to Texas. It’s pretty surreal how fast this semester passed. Studying abroad with FIE has been such an amazing and rewarding experience that I will never forget. Coming to London allowed me to travel more than I ever have. During the semester, I went to … More Reflections on my Semester Abroad
Dan Marotz Hockey player | Non-traditional student (24+ years old) | White | Gaming nerd Welcome back to this week’s blog post! Today, you will meet Dan Marotz, a Senior at the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University studying Global Business. He is from Chicago, Illinois, and played junior hockey for three years … More Students of FIE: Dan Marotz
One of the biggest mistakes you can make while studying abroad in London is neglecting the wonderful country you are in! With flights out of the country being so cheap, it’s easy to get carried away and book numerous trips. And while that is a great option (I have my fair share of trips planned … More Don’t Forget About the UK!
After a long day of traveling, we landed in Amman late at night and commuted to our hotel. The following morning we had our first of many traditional Jordanian breakfasts including bread, hummus, eggplant, and (as a surprise to me) pasta. We had an information session with AMIDEAST staff and it was time for the … More Amman – Conflict & The Struggle for Peace
Following a long day of classes on Monday with Professor Arthur preparing us for Northern Ireland we said our goodbye’s to Dublin and our wonderful Student Life Assistant Sarah. Early the next morning we made our way to Derry/Londonderry for a full day of tours and experiential learning with our other assistant Ruby. We first … More Northern Ireland – Conflict & The Struggle for Peace
I have had a great first week in Ireland as a part of the Conflict and Struggle for Peace Program in Ireland and Jordan. I was lucky enough to travel the week prior to the program with my family around the west and southern coastlines which are absolutely stunning. Upon check-in at our residence, I … More Dublin – Conflict & The Struggle for Peace
Now, ever since my arrival to London, I’ve gone out an about within the city and ventured into modern depictions of art, museums, and buildings. Yet, I wanted to go and see places that people wouldn’t really think of. So, I headed out to Basildon park in search of the aristocratic home that was filmed … More Aristocratic Homes and Tea Time