I Left My Heart in Heidelberg

I Left My Heart in Heidelberg

Last summer was the most life changing experience for me. Participating in the European Study Center’s Intercultural Leadership program was the most rewarding experience of my college journey. From the first day I arrived, I felt an openness to the world that I had not 

Heidelberg: The City Lost in Time

Heidelberg: The City Lost in Time

The city of Heidelberg, Germany was not at all what I was expecting. Other cities in Germany that I had visited bore the same similarities: new, pristine, industrious cities focused on innovation and consumerism. However, to me, Heidelberg is the hidden gem of Germany. Just 

Austria — Custom Sound of Music Tour & More

Austria — Custom Sound of Music Tour & More

It was 12:45am as I was talking with my parents while they were starting to wrap up their day and sit down for dinner back home in the United States. When all of a sudden two of my friends rush into the lounge and say 

Paris Survival Guide

Paris Survival Guide

When I imagined studying abroad in France, there was always one thought that was prominent in the back of my mind: Paris. Living on the eastern side of France in Strasbourg, Paris was only a short train ride away, though les grèves made booking the 

Vélos, Vineyards and Vin: A Guide to Colmar on a Budget

Vélos, Vineyards and Vin: A Guide to Colmar on a Budget

Gazing at the mountains surrounded by vineyards in the outskirts of Colmar, exchange student Susan Fauber hands her phone to two French women, “Pouvez-vous prendre notre photo, s’il vous plait?.” Planning trips can be very stressful, especially for large groups of people. The thing to 

Small Town… To Big World

Small Town… To Big World

In a very, very small town in Wyoming County, West Virginia, there is a road. You may not see it upon passing, as it is really small and not one to catch the eye. And on this tiny road, free of stores or excitement, you 

From Slovenia With Love

From Slovenia With Love

So, if the rest of my life were to be as wonderful as my last week was, I would be a very very very lucky little human. I experienced one of my first real snowfalls, a trip to a beautiful new country, and a fascinating start to what’s shaping 

La Deuxième Semaine

La Deuxième Semaine

My second week in France has come to an end. While this week was also filled with hours of orientation and registration for classes, we also took some time to explore Strasbourg’s city center and toured some governmental institutions. Each day I’m getting more accustomed 

Spontaneity

Spontaneity

There are many reasons I love living in Europe: the food, the culture, the history, the architecture– but one thing that stands above all else is the ability to be spontaneous. Amidst work, grocery shopping, and a serious case of jetlag, I found myself looking 

Settling In

Settling In

Things are finally starting to feel normal again. It’s been a week since I arrived in France, and it’s just now hitting me that I’m not here on some sort of vacation, I’m here for quite a while. This is my new home, and I’m