Heading to Denmark

Heading to Denmark

I was excited to take the chemical engineering unit operations lab in Copenhagen, Denmark for the month of July. To prepare for the trip I began to learn common Danish phrases and read up about the culture and differences between Denmark and the United States. I...
Pre-departure Italy!

Pre-departure Italy!

I am so excited to be spending a month abroad in Italy on a faculty-led study abroad! I always dreamed of going abroad and this program fit perfectly. I will be earning 9 upper-level credit hours towards my degree and all the classes transfer exactly with a...
Pre-departure Nerves

Pre-departure Nerves

I could not be more excited for my flight today. It is hard to imagine that at this time tomorrow, I will be in Italy. I have always wanted to travel, so as soon as I was presented the opportunity to go abroad, I did not hesitate to start the process. My primary...
Ciao Italy!

Ciao Italy!

I can’t believe I leave for Italy in less than twelve hours. Just one sleep and two flights and I will be in Europe! Like the procrastinator I am, I spent the entire day packing and making last-minute purchases, although I probably wouldn’t recommend this method. I am...
Pre-Departure Post

Pre-Departure Post

I have always viewed education abroad as an integral component of my college experience, believing that it would allow me to accrue a deep cultural understanding of a unique area of the world. As a chemical engineering student, I was required to take three separate...
Abroad, Pre-Program

Abroad, Pre-Program

So many cats!! This one is from Mykonos 🙂 It was my freshman year when I decided to commit to a summer study abroad program in Italy. It had always been my dream to study abroad and I eventually wanted to do a full year abroad as well, but wanted to test the waters...
The Art of the Seamless Suit-Up

The Art of the Seamless Suit-Up

One of the most important parts of packing for an overseas outing (especially a lengthy abroad experience like my university-sanctioned foray into Denmark) is hashing out the wardrobe situation. Seasoned travelers advise that one should dress as the locals do—but what...