Meet the Directors in London

Posted December 17th, 2015 by Annika in London, England

While you were all sitting enjoying family and friends while eating too much turkey for Thanksgiving, I celebrated the holiday by eating my weight in Balgoli BBQ (currey). This expereince was provided to me by the Central College Abroad team here in London. In appreciation for all they have done to taught me this semester…

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Vienna Midterms

Posted December 15th, 2015 by Andrew in Vienna, Austria

When I initially sat down to write this week I thought I was going to write about routine. Halfway through my semester in Austria I thought that I had maybe figured things out and knew what was going on. Reflecting on another week in Austria, however, showed me that the experience of living here for…

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BTS at OKTO | Semester in Vienna Austria

Posted November 18th, 2015 by Andrew in Vienna, Austria

I have the privilege of working at OKTO TV this semester. One of my recent projects was working on the BTS (Behind the Scenes)  video for the Fräulein Hona 12 Minute Live Session. Please take 1 minute to check it out! I’ve also been put in charge of taking BTS photography when I attend studio…

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Why do you study German? | Video Post | Goethe Institut 2015

Posted November 18th, 2015 by Andrew in Vienna, Austria

One question that I get asked a lot is, “Why do you study German?”

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Exploring Southern England

Posted November 18th, 2015 by Annika in London, England

As a part of my experience here in London I am given the oppertunity to go on trips sponsored by the program to various locations of interest. Here is a look at my exploration of southern England. Stately Stowerhead This massive neoclassical mansion is an excellent illustration of the massive wealth and use of that…

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Electric Orpheus Workshop | Vienna Fall 2015

Posted November 18th, 2015 by Andrew in Vienna, Austria

A few weeks ago I had the privilege of participating in the Electric Orpheus workshop. Like Orpheus in the Greek myth from which the course’s title was derived, we explored the world of music and descended into some dark places to find our inspiration.

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Half Term 2015: Traveling Britain

Posted November 18th, 2015 by Annika in London, England

Traditionally half term – the midpoint in the semester where classes are not held is meant as a time for lecturers, pupils, and families to prepare for the rest of the semester ahead. However, the end of the week before I began my half term holiday saw me rushing across the city to catch another…

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To Shine and Linger| Internship | Austria 2015

Posted October 28th, 2015 by Andrew in Vienna, Austria

An Introduction to OKTO TV Breitensee Wirtschaftspark is about 40 minutes away from Haus Salzburg (my dorm for the semester). In the fourth section of this building and up one flight of stairs is the office of a local community TV studio, OKTO TV. Designed as an avenue to help people broadcast stories on public…

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Welcome “Home”!

Posted October 21st, 2015 by Shelby in Granada, Spain

Hello travelers! So, it has been a while since I have posted. Here is a lesson and explanation in one. I was plugging my laptop into the wattage converter and then into the wall because I had heard many of horror stories about electronics being fried and I did not want anything to do with…

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What’s in a word?

Posted October 12th, 2015 by Andrew in Vienna, Austria

What’s in a word? Words. The little groups of letters or sounds that form the basis of modern spoken and written communication. They have the power to define and unite people through common understanding and expression. They also have the power to baffle and confuse. Living around the world for the last year has provided…

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