UI study abroad correspondents

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Meet our fall 2022 study abroad correspondents

Friday, September 16, 2022
UI study abroad correspondents will be sharing their stories from around the world. Let the vicarious travels begin! 
Sauda Abdullahi walking through stone buildings in Europe

Europe at its best: snapshots and tricks

Wednesday, April 13, 2022
One of the best things about choosing to study abroad in Europe is that you’re only a few hours away from the next country!

From Iowa to Seville and back again - working as a remote language assistant

Monday, April 20, 2020
Today is Saturday, April 18, 2020, and if all had gone as expected, I would have spent today in Seville, Spain, practicing my new flamenco dance moves and gearing up for the world-famous Feria de Abril, an annual celebration marked by incredible exhibitions of music, dance, and delicious food.

Meet our Spring 2020 study abroad correspondents

Wednesday, February 5, 2020
Meet our Spring 2020 study abroad correspondents

Classes and Field Study

Monday, January 27, 2020
I had the opportunity to take some incredible classes including windsurfing in the Mediterranean, Spanish cuisine and cooking, and Spanish dance. These classes were in addition to my Spanish language and chemistry courses and were by far the most fun.

Travel, self-discovery, and personal growth

Monday, January 27, 2020
The benefits of my experience abroad are immeasurable and irreplaceable. I learned so much about Spain, Spanish, travel, myself, being open-minded, standing up for myself, my thoughts and beliefs, my habits and culture, food likes (and dislikes), who I surround myself with, how I travel, who I travel well with (and don’t), how I dress, speak, communicate and treat people, and more.

Host family or apartment?

Monday, January 27, 2020
An important decision to make before studying abroad is whether to live with other students in an apartment or with a host family.

Worth it for the food alone

Monday, January 27, 2020
In my semester abroad I tried many new foods. I found some of my absolute favorites while also keeping a healthy distance from others (like the raw cow tongue in the market). There is no shortage of fascinating dishes to try in Europe.

Intro and culture

Friday, January 24, 2020
This fall I spent 4 months living, studying, and traveling in Valencia, Spain. I had an unbelievable experience filled with food, culture, language, oranges, and fun! Valencia is situated on the Mediterranean coast of Spain and is the most perfect city anyone could live in

Kate Struckman-Johnson, Place of Study: Reykjavik, Iceland

Wednesday, December 4, 2019
Kate Struckman-Johnson, Place of Study: Reykjavik, Iceland

A German holiday on top a mountain, tag der Deutschen Einheit

Friday, November 1, 2019
Germany is celebrating the 30-year anniversary of the Berlin Wall falling this year. Earlier in October, I was given a chance to celebrate a German holiday related to this tremendous event - October 3 Tag der Deutschen Einheit, or in English German Unity Day.

A trip to Titisee

Wednesday, September 25, 2019
Freiburg im Breisgau is an idyllic and beautiful city in southwestern Germany located near many towns and landmarks. Last weekend I went on a day trip with a few other Americans to visit a lake only an hour away from Freiburg, Titisee.