(Closed) Spinoff- did you study abroad during your college or hs years

posted 7 years ago in College
Post # 32
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@Ap2010:  I did a total of 9 months abroad while in college. I spent a summer working/traveling in Ireland between sophomore/junior year. I spent the first term of my junior year studying in London. And I spent the summer between junior/senior year working/traveling in Australia.

I really enjoyed all of my experiences abroad and would recommend it to anyone who’s remotely interested.

Post # 33
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

@Ap2010:  No, unfortunately I never got the opportunity. I have been to other countries, but didn’t go to school outside of Canada.

My FH was an exchange student though. He is from Serbia, came to Canada for a year to study and was at my school, in the same program. That’s how I met him! He decided to stay 🙂

Post # 34
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Buzzing bee

I studied abroad for a very short amount of time during my junior year of high school. I loved the experience, and I wish I could have stayed for an entire year! I’m not studying abroad during undergrad even though I’m getting a degree in foreign language, but I hope to attend a masters program abroad!

Post # 35
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

I did Italy for 6 weeks during college… I went to architecture school, so it was sort of a “must”

I was lucky enough to be dating my fiance at the time, so we were able to share a room the whole trip! It kept me from getting homesick.

But Italy was amazing – I walked EVERYWHERE, saw everything I could, and learned so much. I saw tha Paliio!! I went to the Trevi Fountain… when no one was there! I slept in a piazza (missed the train haha)
I loved it – I want to go back someday.

Post # 36
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

I’m going to England, Scotland, and Wales in about 2 months and I’ll be studying Shakespeare for 3 weeks. We’re spending quite a bit of time in London and also hitting Dover, Stratford-Upon-Avon, and the Scottish highlands. It’s my last 3 weeks of my last semester of undergrad so I’m excited for the opportunity! 

When I was in high school I also volunteered building schools in Guatemala for 10 days, but that wasn’t through the school and wasn’t really a studying program.

My husband also did a trip to Australia, New Zealand, and Fiji the summer before his junior year as a People to People student ambassador. I am SO jelly of him for getting to do that, since it’ll be YEARS before we can afford to go to Fiji lol. 

Post # 37
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

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@CakeyP:  where in italy did you stay?

 

I also went to italy in college, to Turin. I was an italian minor.

Post # 38
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

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@Bridebee13:  We stayed in Rome, Naples, but mostly lived in Siena for 4 weeks.

Post # 39
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@Ap2010:  Are you considering study abroad opportunities?

I spent my Freshman spring semester in college studying and interning in London. Studied and interned in Hong Kong during my Junior spring semester. If you can believe, it was actually cheaper to study internationally than to stay on campus in the states! 

Post # 40
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2009 - Barr Mansion

I studied abroad for a short 6-week summer session in the UK. It was one of the most memorable and amazing experiences of my life! If I could go back (and if I could swing it financially) I’d do a longer stint.

Post # 41
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2019

My Fiance and I did study abroad in Scotland and it was absolutely amazing. I loved everything about it–the weather, the people, the food–and I would go back in a heartbeat if I could.

I tried to convince Fiance that we should move there but I don’t think he’s buying it, lol.

Post # 42
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Question for y’all that studied abroad, how did you find the programs? My step son is at the top of his class, super smart, and wants to do one of these overseas programs but I don’t know how to differentiate the real programs from the scams. I’m no help to him in this area.

Post # 43
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

I studied abroad in Uppsala, Sweden for a year after my senior year of college… I was still technically enrolled in my home university in California, even though I walked in graduation before I left for Europe :). It was absolutely amazing, and I highly recommend the experience. I lived in an off-campus, university-owned, fully furnished apartment right outside of the town, went to classes during the day, partied at night, and traveled all over Europe during the weekends/holidays. I even managed to take my boyfriend (now fiancé) with me, and the university endorsed him for a residence permit. Best year of my life!

 

Post # 44
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013 - B&B

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@tksjewelry:  as another PP mentioned, I was in an architectural major: landscape architecture. It was required for us.  I know for many other students it can be hard to be chosen or to sign up. Can his college advisor help him out at all?

I went to Rome Fall of 2009.  It. Was. AWESOME. Some of the best times of my life and I am so glad that I had the chance to grow and change and soak in other cultures. While there, I got to visit Naples, Capri (one of my favorites!!!), Pompeii, Paestum, London, Dublin, Paris, Berlin, and Barcelona.

It was so amazing…..

Post # 45
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Bumble bee

yes! Actually

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@Sunnyday278:  & I studied abroad together! Best experience ever. So much delicious food and gelato…and the architecture and all the countries we visited. My parents have said that it changed me for the better as well!

Post # 46
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

Yes, in Paris and it was amazing. Fiance studied abroad in Cape Town, South Aftica, which he also loved. I would recommend studying abroad to anyone and everyone!

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