Americans Studying Abroad

Personal Space: I Need You to Step Back

My husband and I walk into a Rischart, a well-known coffee establishment in Germany, with a friend and scan the area for a place to sit down. I consider myself a pretty easy-going person. I am flexible and not picky. But after my eyes do a quick look around, a slight feeling of anxiety starts creeping up from my stomach. …

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Your Body May Be in New Country, but is Your Soul?

Soul-traveling-Katherine Zacapa

Your soul may have to catch up with your body when you live in a new country. Katherine Zacapa from Honduras is currently studying in Japan. She explains more why your soul takes some time to follow you in a new country. When I was 16, I did an exchange year in Switzerland. That was the very first time I …

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Be Careful Not to Drink Away Your Study Abroad Experience

Whenever, I tell someone that I don’t drink, they immediately wonder why. For me, I choose not to drink because of my health and family’s history. Don’t get me wrong, I am not here to lecture you and tell you that drinking is bad; it isn’t. I merely want to give you a reminder that there’s more to studying abroad …

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Take Me to Oktoberfest

Nothing could stop Megan from going to Germany to celebrate the culture event everyone must experience: Oktoberfest! Read about her stressful, yet humorous journey from London to Germany.

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Location Spotlight: Bordeaux, France

Maggie Lohmann is a senior international relations major at Kent State University. During the fall 2015 semester she studied abroad in Bordeaux, France. As part of her ISV Magazine series, she reflects about her experience in the city, the pros and cons of her weekend trips around the region,  and the differences between the educational systems of France and the …

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