Study Abroad 2017

Tales from Barcelona
Sailing To A Better Future

Sailing To A Better Future

Cost Brava, a magical place you see in the movies that you would think is photo edited, but it is not! Costa Brava is one of the best places I have yet visited. Beautiful beaches and an amazing hike that will literally leave you breathless, and it is worth every...

A Detour to Your Adventurous Life

A Detour to Your Adventurous Life

Whenever I am alone, I find myself going into deep thought, thinking about anything that comes to my mind, and always finding a meaning to all my experiences. The excursion of Costa Brava was a very eye-opening experience. Though I have hiked through trails in the...

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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But First… Let Me Take a Selfie

Before traveling to Barcelona we were tasked with taking 10 selfies at historical landmarks around Chicago, including one with a stranger. I was apprehensive, yet excited to explore and view the city through a different lens. Brittany, Melyssa and I visited locations...

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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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Eat Bad or Go Broke

Partners: Tiffany B., Kasia M., Felix L., Suma M. Being a college student at the University of Illinois at Chicago, staying on a budget is important especially regarding food options in Student Center East. Although eating healthy is recommended, most healthier...

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Walk. Bike. Climb. Repeat.

Ellen Woodcock, Shailja Patel, Courtney Ban, Luis Gaspar & Stacy Rodriguez When exploring how UIC's east campus promotes physical activity in students, we initially thought of exercise and athletics. After redefining physical activity in the context of the daily...

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Did You Get Your Steps in Today?

Credits: Edward Cheng, Asha Rao, Paulina Kairys, Kelly Smith We explored how built design on campus might influence student health. Students on campus were taking alternative or easily available modes of transport. Students who are more aware of physical benefits took...

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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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