Study Abroad 2017

Tales from Barcelona

Sweet Home Chicago

It is very easy to spot a tourist; their fanny packs, selfie sticks, tour bus rides, and confused expressions always give them away.  However, in attempt to gain empathy for the locals of Barcelona I will be living with for the next month, I swallowed my pride as a...

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Lions and Beagles and Beans Oh My

All I could think was, “We’re going to be tourists in two different countries?”. Doing the project, provided insight as a “tourist”. In addition to the chuckles from people passing me during selfie sessions, I grew a bigger appreciation for our city’s highlights....

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UIC: Prison or Paradise?

The design of UIC's new and old architecture seems to evoke different emotions from students and staff alike. Monet, a theatre student, passionately expressed, “I wish the theatre building was like this [Lincoln Hall]. It’s like a dungeon in there … We never see...

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Bienvenidos!

Hola and welcome to the 2017 Barcelona program! My name is Lindsey and I am the teaching assistant for the course. Today was our first day of class in Chicago and all I have to say is, wow! As the students filed in, they had smiles on their faces, and you could feel...

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DIS Study Abroad in Scandinavia – Day 4 Recap

Phew what a day! I got a brisk shower at 5:30am and my homestay host drove me and Jim to the airport to arrive at 6:40am. We hurried through check in and off we went for a whirlwind field trip to DIS Stockholm to visit the new program opened in August and the view the...

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