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Blogger Abroad: Where Languages & Particle Physics Collide

Blogger Abroad: Where Languages & Particle Physics Collide

September 28, 2017

Summer blogger Gwen’s study abroad program in Spain may have ended, but her adventures have not: Follow her to CERN—the European Organization for Nuclear Research—near Geneva, Switzerland.

Blogger Abroad: Exploring Culture Through Spanish Music

Blogger Abroad: Exploring Culture Through Spanish Music

September 6, 2017

“Your Story on the Rails” blogger and study abroad student Gwen shares clips from some musical performances she captured live in Spain this summer. Watch her video to learn more!

Blogger Abroad: Conducting a Research Interview in German

Blogger Abroad: Conducting a Research Interview in German

August 31, 2017

Study abroad student and blogger Andy shares why he believes his German skills have made such an important impact on his research into chocolate-making processes this summer, following a final interview with a native speaker.

Blogger Abroad: Gwen’s Travel Tips from Spain

Blogger Abroad: Gwen’s Travel Tips from Spain

August 28, 2017

“Your Story on the Rails” blogger Gwen shares her top tips for train travel in and around Spain, where she’s been studying this summer in Zamora. Curious about Spanish timetables, cultural norms, and the most essential vocab? Gwen’s got you covered!

Blogger Abroad: Observations from Germany on Languages & Chocolate-Making

Blogger Abroad: Observations from Germany on Languages & Chocolate-Making

August 24, 2017

Study abroad student and blogger Andy reports back some thoughts from Germany, where he’s researching chocolate production processes. Here he shares about multilingual cooperation during an emergency on a train, as well as a really cool robot!

Blogger Abroad: Colby Arrives in France

Blogger Abroad: Colby Arrives in France

August 23, 2017

Our “Your Story on the Rails” blogger Colby traded the shores of Hawaii for the shores of Lake Annecy to study abroad in France this summer. In his first post, he describes the value that total immersion adds to his language class.

Blogger Abroad: Discovering Small-Batch Chocolate Making in Geneva

Blogger Abroad: Discovering Small-Batch Chocolate Making in Geneva

August 17, 2017

“Your Story on the Rails” blogger Andy is learning about chocolate abroad this summer: Here he discusses the process and some cultural differences with the CEO of Du Rhone Chocolatier.

Blogger Abroad: An Architectural Detour in Southern Italy

Blogger Abroad: An Architectural Detour in Southern Italy

August 15, 2017

“Your Story on the Rails” blogger Tyler took advantage of being able to speak with locals to learn about a must-see spot in his region: Alberobello—a small city featuring winding roads and iconic limestone buildings.

Blogger Abroad: Learning The Ropes from Master Chocolatiers

Blogger Abroad: Learning The Ropes from Master Chocolatiers

August 10, 2017

“Your Story on the Rails” blogger and student of German, Andy arrives in Switzerland to begin his study abroad independent Magellan Project: Exploring European chocolate making processes through a series of visits and interviews!

Blogger Abroad: Cultural Discoveries at a Spanish Grocery Store

Blogger Abroad: Cultural Discoveries at a Spanish Grocery Store

August 8, 2017

Student blogger Gwen takes us along on a visit to her local grocery store in Zamora, Spain—reminding us that cultural immersion is as much about what happens in a study abroad classroom as what happens out in the streets and shops!