Lifelong Friendship from Study Abroad
Written by: Peer Advocate Maddie Eden
Studying abroad was one of the most terrifying things I did during my college career.
When I say it was terrifying, it was because I had never traveled outside of the country before, much less traveled outside of the country without my family. The idea of being in a foreign country by myself was something that scared me more than I cared to admit. What if I got lost? What if something went wrong, and I didn’t know anyone that could help me?
Peer Advocate Post: An Honest Reflection on Studying Abroad as a Person of Color Written by: Peer Advocate Raziya Hillery Studying abroad as a person of color (POC) was such a frightening task for me. I had numerous questions in … Continue reading
Written by: Peer Advocate Clare Werner
Before the Sustainability and Volunteering Abroad session, I knew little about sustainability as it was not a focus of my study abroad experience. Christine, Arielle, and Hannah made it clear that sustainability is something that is all encompassing and something that everyone can take part in. Continue reading
Written by: Caitlin Moore, Study Abroad Advisor and Communications Manager
Before You Go
You use it every day and rarely think about it, but now you’ll have to make a plan in advance! Read this article to learn more about what to do with your cell phone before you leave to go abroad and while you’re there to ensure you have the best service possible!
How to Avoid International Roaming Charges on your iPhone
Hi everyone! My name is Maddie Eden, and I’m a senior at Butler studying Human Communications and Organizational Leadership. I studied abroad my sophomore year through the GALA program, and we went to Europe. More specifically, I visited Italy, Austria, Czech Republic, Germany, Sweden and Denmark. Studying abroad was one of the best things I did while at Butler, and I decided to become a peer advocate so I could share my experiences and help other Butler students study abroad. I chose to do my panel on mental health because I think it’s such an important topic that not many students think about before they go abroad. I wanted to share my own experiences as well as hear from other Butler students so future study abroad participants could be better prepared and have their questions answered. Continue reading
Article by: Madison Burgett
One of the best parts about studying abroad is the fact that every person has a different experience. Even if students come from the same University, or if they’re studying in the same city, no two study abroad trips are the same. Below are the unique experiences of four IFSA students from their time studying abroad in Prague, Czech Republic during Spring 2021! Continue reading
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