Getting Involved!

So I am marking my 8th week in Dundee, Scotland and I like to think I finally made a home here. One important method in doing this was getting to know the community, especially at school. Since I applied late, I wasn’t able to get a working visa so I don’t think I can volunteer much […]

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Introduction to Study Abroad and Life at Abertay University

  Hey everyone! I’m Maya Armas, a third-year Game Design Major at Champlain. I somehow found myself swept away to the mysterious land of Scotland to study at Abertay University for a semester. I would like to put some stuff in context, for most of my life I’ve only ever had a handful of close […]

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Expectations for Study Abroad

BY CAITLIN BLANCHETTE, LAW ’20, CHAMPLAIN COLLEGE When I first realized I wanted to study abroad, my mind was racing with all of the possibilities. I started researching where I wanted to go and what programs offered applicable courses for my major. I turned to the Study Abroad office in the Office of International Education for […]

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Giapo Kitchen Tour

Pretty much everyone loves eating ice cream, but not everyone knows where to grab the best kind. Some prefer brand names like Haagen-Dazs or Breyer’s while others prefer the little shop around the corner from their house. Well, in Auckland, the best ice cream I’ve ever had came from a well-known shop called Giapo. On […]

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10 Tips for Traveling Abroad as a Student

In my year of studying abroad, I’ve done a lot of traveling by myself and in groups. I learned quite a few things along the way, including some insights I wish I had known a year ago. So here are a few of my top tips for student travelers. (I figure someone should benefit from […]

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7 Myths and Misconceptions I Discovered (and Some I Believed) While Studying Abroad

Before I studied abroad, I had certain ideas of what I thought each place was going to be like. This varied from expecting to meet many fellow redheads in Ireland to assuming that the way the temperature/weather is measured around the world would be the same. The more I travel, the more I realize that […]

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