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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!

Blogger Abroad: Putting Language Skills to Work at an International Career Fair

Blogger Abroad: Putting Language Skills to Work at an International Career Fair

August 3, 2017

“Your Story on the Rails” study abroad student, Charlie, writes in from a career fair at a Paris expo—where his German skills may have opened the door to an international internship!

Blogger Abroad: Tyler’s Adventures in Liguria

Blogger Abroad: Tyler’s Adventures in Liguria

August 1, 2017

A train trip to Northern Italy showed study abroad student Tyler some incredible seaside views, provided opportunities to ask locals for advice in Italian, and challenged both his endurance and previous assumptions about the foods he likes!

Blogger Abroad: Language Immersion and a Dose of Humility in Spain

Blogger Abroad: Language Immersion and a Dose of Humility in Spain

July 24, 2017

“Your Story on the Rails” blogger Gwen is studying abroad in Spain this summer. In her first post, she discusses the importance of not being too hard on yourself as you embark on an immersion experience: When learning, self-kindness is key!

Blogger Abroad: Charlie Visits a Dutch Distillery

Blogger Abroad: Charlie Visits a Dutch Distillery

July 19, 2017

Employing your language skills in creative ways can help you make the most of any experience! The fact that he doesn’t speak Dutch was no obstacle for study abroad student Charlie during a Dutch guided tour: He found a way to make it work!

Blogger Abroad: Tyler Celebrates Santa Domenica Among the Italians

Blogger Abroad: Tyler Celebrates Santa Domenica Among the Italians

July 13, 2017

Tyler traveled from Lecce (his study abroad city) to Scorrano, Italy, to see a festival of lights and to take in the local culture—including tasting some food he’d never tried before!