Studying in a foreign country is one of the most important experiences today’s students will have. Not only does studying abroad allow for great personal growth by changing perspective and inviting tolerance for different cultures and peoples, studying abroad provides students with the necessary skills to be competent global citizens in the 21st century. Studying … Continue reading Why Study Abroad with St. Petersburg College
Even though I traveled to Europe many times before, somehow it always remained mysterious and unknown continent that needed to be rediscovered, at least in my mind. Before the beginning of SPC Study Abroad Spain 2017 program this June I was not sure what expect or how to prepare for it. I didn’t even … Continue reading Study Abroad Program in Spain Helped to Redefine My Understanding of Culture Once Again
This isn’t my first trip abroad. This isn’t even my first study abroad with SPC. But this trip to Salamanca is one of my favorite experiences ever. The culture in Spain is completely different than the US. The late starts to the day, siestas and late dinners came as kind of a culture shock. It … Continue reading If You are Nervous About Studying Abroad – Forget Those Fears and Just Do It!
I have really enjoyed my study abroad experience in Spain; we have learned an amazing amount of Spanish in only a couple of weeks. Professors Levin, Albrecht, Ivan and Maricha have been wonderful. I opted to stay at the residence which is a dormitory used by students from other parts of Spain. There is an option … Continue reading Learning Spanish on my SPC Study Abroad Program in Salamanca!
I could show you pictures of the ancient buildings and sculptures, but until you touch the blond sandstone mined centuries ago from the deep quarry of Castile-Leon, you can’t truly understand. I could tell you about walking around the city at 11:00 pm amidst the many residents still out eating and enjoying conversation, but until … Continue reading You Can’t Truly Understand What it’s Like to Experience Study Abroad Until You Try It!
“Oh my God I’m doing it!” “I’m flying to another country.” “Ticket prices are not to bad.” “OH!” “Look here if I go a week earlier its way cheaper.” “Oh God but I don’t know anyone” “Hotels are so expensive.” “Hostels? Didn’t I see a scary movie…” “Dang I still don’t know anyone” “What would … Continue reading Conquering the fear of traveling alone for the first time on my SPC Spanish Immersion Study Abroad program
The Thailand Study Abroad scholarship that I received from SPC was the best gift I could ask for. I work two jobs in a clinic and I am a bartender and even with these jobs I would not have been able to make my dream to work with elephants possible. I go from job to … Continue reading Thank you SPC for making my dream come true thanks to the Thailand Study Abroad scholarship
What a week! I haven’t been in Salamanca long at all and yet my love for Salamanca has grown to an insurmountable amount. Each day one spends in Salamanca is a day to learn something new to love about it. In such a small city one would not think there would be much going on; … Continue reading Making friendships and learning something new each day on my SPC Study Abroad program in Salamanca!
This is my third time participating on the SPC Spanish Immersion Study Abroad program to Spain which means that it is the third time that I have never wanted to go home. I guess you could say at this point that I am addicted to Spain. I don’t think that there’s a patch though for … Continue reading My third time participating in the SPC Spanish Immersion Study Abroad program to Salamanca
For the record, South Africa was not my first study abroad; I started studying abroad when I left the Bahamas on 12th December 2015 to begin studies at St. Petersburg College. I don’t think that many people can say that they studied abroad while studying abroad, but no one could prepare me for what I … Continue reading I Studied Abroad while Studying Abroad with St. Petersburg College